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CWA vote entitlement percentage drops slightly for Rainbow, FPUD, Pendleton

When the San Diego County Water Authority board approved the 2009 vote entitlement for SDCWA member agencies December 18, the Rainbow Municipal Water District (RMWD), the Fallbrook Public Utility District (FPUD), and Camp Pendleton all saw slight decreases in their

weighted votes compared to the agencies’ 2008 vote entitlement.

The RMWD will have a 4.18 percent share of the CWA weighted vote during Calendar Year 2009 board meetings. The district had a 4.20 percent weighted vote for 2008. FPUD’s weighted vote will drop from 2.51 percent to 2.50 percent while Camp Pendleton’s share of the vote will decrease from 0.15 percent to 0.14 percent.

The member vote entitlement is calculated based on the total financial contribution from each agency. The contribution amount includes all taxes, assessments, fees, and charges paid to or on behalf of the CWA by property located within the member agency’s boundary. The cost of water treatment is not included in the total financial contribution, but the totals include standby charges, capacity charges, infrastructure access charges, readiness-to-serve charges, connection and maintenance fees, and annexation fees as well as charges for water delivered and sold to CWA member agencies. The contribution amount covers the fiscal year ending June 30.

The total financial contribution of all 24 CWA member agencies was $8,061,442,437 for the period ending June 30, 2008, an increase from the previous year’s $7,656,042,084 total. Rainbow’s most recent contribution calculation was $337,153,258, exceeding the previous year’s $321,636,756. FPUD had a total $201,312,627 contribution for Fiscal Year 2008, compared to the $192,099,454 total for Fiscal Year 2007. Camp Pendleton’s total contributions increased from $11,581,633 to $11,623,735.

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