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Candidate Statement: Fred Carr for Santa Margarita Water District

The business consultant is a former member of the Laguna Hills Chamber of Commerce.

Below are links to candidate ballot statements for all candidates for the Santa Margarita Water District board.

Santa Margarita Water District (vote for 3)

  • Candidate ballot statement for Stan Dziecielski
  • Candidate ballot statement for Chuck Gibson
  • Candidate ballot statement for Betty Olson
  • Candidate ballot statement for Charley Wilson

Fred Carr
Occupation: Business Consultant

Fred Carr did not file a candidate statement with the Orange County Registrar of Voters.

Editor's note: Fred Carr sent the following letter—in ballot statement form—to Patch to represent his position for the Santa Margarita Water District.

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VISION

Maximize water resources by comprehensive planning, managing and conservation  

- Cut expenses to prevent unnecessary rate increases
- Support greater public accountability
- Increase local storage capacity
- Improve recycled water programs
- Better water taste and quality
- Encourage water conservation by providing rebates

I have lived in Mission Viejo of 11 years.

I am married and have 4 kids who attend public schools.

I have over 20 years' experience in top management and I am a certified business auditor. . I audit companies for quality and process, I help them increase efficiency and reduce costs. I look forward to work with the district and use my expertise in developing a long term plan for improvements for improvements and quality.

I want to cut expenses to prevent unnecessary rate increases; with my expertise I can do it. Transparency is important part of public office, therefore I support greater transparency for public access for accountability, any input from rate payers are important and should be welcomed.

I want to increase local water storage capacity, this is very important in times of emergency. We need to think ahead and be actively seeking new ways to increase our local storage problems We are using 15 to 20 percent reclaimed water. I want to partner with cities to encourage more usage of recycled water. We will have greener landscape without using our drinking water.

I like to look at new technologies to help water taste and increase quality of our drinking water. I also like to encourage water conservation by providing rebates to customers. Why can't we reward folks who save water?

In regards to Cadiz Project, I am not against buying water from private company, but I feel we are moving too fast to get this project started. I want to see exact costs for water and exact cost for storage of the water. As you have heard the residents around the Cadiz Valley are mostly against this project, I want the company to provide better communication and deliver on the concessions to them not just get the approval of the politicians.

D Stiller October 21, 2012 at 05:09 AM
Dear Sir, I don't recall having read your candidate statement. My concern is water fluoridation. I am asking you to take a closer look at fluoride and all the latest studies on its effects on the human brain. Water fluoridation causes a ten percent drop in I.Q., as well as dental fluorosis of children's teeth and osteoporosis in the elderly. It is responsible for the dumbing down of our society as a whole. Look at the history of water fluoridation and who it was who first did this. Surely, it wasn't out of concern for public health. Please read the back of your toothpaste and note the warning. The warning is only for a small amount if swallowed. Yet, that same amount of fluoride is in an 8 ounce glass of tap water. Please consider the facts. You can learn more at www.fluoride alert.org. Thank you, Sir. Good luck this election.
fred carr October 23, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Dear D Stiller, Thank you for your comment, I will look into this issue when I get elected. The bigger problem is that SMWD does not do the peocess, Metrolpolitan Water does, but I will bring it up so it becomes a public issue. Thank you, Fred Carr
fred carr October 24, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Dear Readers, Below are some of my ideas I like to implement when I get elected as a Director at Santa Margarita Water District. VISION Maximize water resources by comprehensive planning, managing and conservation - Cut expenses to prevent unnecessary rate increases - Support greater public accountability - Increase local storage capacity - Improve recycled water programs - Better water taste and quality - Encourage water conservation by providing rebates I have over 20 years' experience in top management and I am a certified business auditor. . I audit companies for quality and process, I help them increase efficiency and reduce costs. We need to think ahead and be actively seeking new ways to increase our local storage problems We are using 15 to 20 percent reclaimed water. I want to partner with cities to encourage more usage of recycled water. We will have greener landscape without using our drinking water. I like to look at new technologies to help water taste and increase quality of our drinking water. I also like to encourage water conservation by providing rebates to customers. Why can't we reward folks who save water? Thank you and please vote for Fred Carr.
Martin Henderson (Editor) October 25, 2012 at 11:23 PM
The "Candidate Statement" by Fred Carr for SMWD has been updated to include a letter establishing his position in lieu of a statement filed with the Registrar of Voters.

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