There is Still Time to Declare Candidacy for the Zone 7 Board of Directors Election

News Release

LIVERMORE, Calif. (November 27, 2023) – Zone 7 Water Agency is looking for community minded individuals who are interested in helping to shape water supply and flood protection policy by serving on its seven-person board. A qualified candidate is 18 years of age or older and lives within the boundaries of Zone 7 service area.

Zone 7 Water Agency’s Board of Directors election will be held on March 5, 2024. During this election, four terms will be open for eligible candidates to run. The nomination period is open from November 13 to December 8, 2023. Candidate filing documents can be obtained Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters office in Oakland. Walk-ins are accepted; however, appointments are highly recommended.

If an incumbent does not file a Declaration of Candidacy by the end of the nomination period, then the nomination period will be extended to December 13, 2023.

There is no charge for candidates who choose not to have a ballot statement. Those who wish to have an optional candidate’s statement printed on the ballot will be charged the actual costs associated with printing, translating (Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, English and Vietnamese) and typesetting the statements. All cost figures are provided by the Registrar of Voters and are based on actual costs and the number of registered votes in Zone 7.

Elected board members receive compensation for their attendance to meetings and conferences related to their service. The Board of Directors meet once a month and each member serves on at least one sub-committee.

For additional information on how to run contact the Alameda County Registrar of Voters:
Alameda County Registrar of Voters
1225 Fallon St., Room G-1
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 267-8683

About Zone 7 Water
Zone 7 Water Agency is one of the 10 active zones of the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District. The District was established by the State Legislature in October 1949 to solve problems of flooding, drainage, channel erosion and water supply and conservation in Alameda County. In 1957, by popular vote, Zone 7 became a special district governed by a seven-member board of directors. Along with flood protection, Zone 7 supplies water to all of eastern Alameda County and a population of 266,000 residents. Treated water is sold wholesale to local retailers, including the cities of Livermore and Pleasanton, the Dublin San Ramon Services District, and the California Water Service Company. Zone 7 also distributes untreated water to local agriculture operations and golf courses.