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Monterey Water Board Election

October 2007

November 6, Sierra Club Picks

On Tuesday November 6, Monterey County will be holding elections for education boards and special districts. The Ventana Chapter is excited about two candidates running for the Monterey Peninsula Water Management Board. Lance Monosoff, who is a member of the Sierra Club State Political Committee, is running for Division 5 which includes Carmel, Carmel-by-the-Sea and Carmel Valley. Regina Doyle, is running for Division 4 which includes Pacific Grove, some of Pebble Beach and the northwest corner of Carmel. Sierra Club endorses both of these candidates.

Regina Doyle
Lance Monosoff
Regina Doyle
Division 4

Regina Doyle, a health education consultant, is the Sierra Club's candidate for the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District Board of Directors for the area encompassing Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach and NW Carmel.

Regina has many years experience working in developing countries for the United States Peace Corps, and UNICEF on programs that include water, sanitation, and the environment. Her husband, Brendan, is a water engineer.

A graduate of Robert Down Elementary, Pacific Grove High, Cal State, Fresno and the University of London (M.A.), Regina notes her work experience, her commitment to open government and fairness as qualities that the Ventana Chapter believes will make her an effective Board member.

"We need to develop affordable water supply augmentation sources and systems, notes Regina. "Affordable means that we must maintain a careful balance between preserving our standard of living, addressing economic development, and responsibly meeting our legal obligations to protect our environment and ecosystems."

Regina's commitment to the environment, her proven capacity to work cooperatively with others, and her ability to get things done made her the clear choice for the Ventana Chapter's endorsement.

Lance Monosoff
Division 5

The Sierra Club's own Lance Monosoff, who has served on committees for both the state Sierra Club and our Ventana Chapter, is our candidate for the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District Board of Directors representing Carmel and Carmel Valley.

Lance also has served on the Carmel Valley Flood Task Force and Community Service Area 50. He lives next to the Carmel River in Carmel and is committed to its protection.

As a successful businessman, the owner and President of Central Coast Properties, Lance knows how to get things done. A lifetime resident of Northern California, and a 36-year resident of the Monterey Peninsula, Lance understands this area's unique environment and its water needs.

"Through my business and civic involvement, I understand the concerns of both the business and resident communities," notes Lance." I believe that I can properly balance these needs and protect our natural resources as we plan for the future."

Lance is our sure choice, given his proven environmental record and the fact that his opponent is a retired oil man and the controversial developer of Chateau Julien in Carmel Valley.


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