Making Communities Safer, Engaging the Public

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

1984 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Matt Peskin, founder of the National Association of Town Watch, introduced the very first National Night Out. What started as a resource event involving 2.5 million neighbors across 400 communities in 23 states has now evolved into a nationwide effort involving 38 million neighbors across 16,000 communities.

Central Basin joined the nationwide movement, sharing information on our region’s water supply and the latest tips to making water conservation a way of life.

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Whittier Student Recognized as 2017 Water is Life Poster Contest Winner

Monday, July 3, 2017

For Immediate Release
Date: 7/3/17
Contact: Priscilla Segura
Phone: (323) 201-5504

Commerce, CA – The Central Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors have recognized Audrey Aceituno, an eighth grader from Edwards Middle School in Whittier, as the 2017 “Water is Life” poster contest winner.

“I wanted to inspire people to conserve,” said Audrey Aceituno, who will be attending high school in the fall. “Water is life, for the animals, people and flowers.”

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Central Basin Kicks Off Water Awareness Month Emphasizing A Lifestyle Change

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Commerce, CA –  Just one month after Governor Jerry Brown declared the drought over, Central Basin is kicking off May Water Awareness Month by encouraging residents and businesses to make water conservation a way of life. Since June 2015, residents and businesses in the District’s service area have saved over 22.6 billion gallons of water.

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Central Basin to Host Workshops to Discuss Upcoming Budget

Friday, April 7, 2017

Commerce, CA – The Central Basin Municipal Water District will be holding a series of public workshops for the upcoming 2017-2018 Fiscal Year Budget.  The public is invited to attend and provide feedback beginning April 12th at the District offices located at 6252 Telegraph Road, Commerce CA 90040.

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Central Basin Seats Directors Appointed by Purveyors

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Commerce, CA – After months of collaboration and commitment to implementing good government reforms, the Central Basin Municipal Water District has seated three new Board Members selected by the purveyors in the service area. The now eight-member board includes William Gedney, Mark Grajeda and John Oskoui.

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Central Basin Announces Nominees for Appointed Director Seats

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Commerce, CA – With four nominations, Central Basin is moving to the voting phase of the appointed director process. The nominee for the city purveyor group is Assistant City Manager for Downey, John Oskoui. Large water purveyors have nominated William Gedney, Vice President of Environmental Quality for Golden State Water Company. The at-large purveyor category nominees include Oskoui, Michael Gomez, Director of Walnut Park Mutual Water Company and Mark Grajeda, General Manager for Pico Water District.

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New Board President and Vice President Selected To Lead Central Basin Board Of Directors

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Commerce, CA – The Central Basin Board of Directors have selected Division V Director Phillip Hawkins to serve as the Board President and Division II Director Pedro Aceituno to serve as Board Vice President.  

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Central Basin Initiates Process for Appointment of Directors

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Commerce, CA – With a call for nominations, Central Basin Municipal Water District has initiated the process of expanding its Board of Directors from a five to an eight-member board. The expanded board will include five publicly elected directors and three appointed directors selected by water purveyors from the District’s service area.

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Central Basin Board Directors Pedro Aceituno, Leticia Vasquez and Phillip Hawkins Sworn Into Office

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Commerce, CA – Central Basin Municipal Water District Board Members Pedro Aceituno, Leticia Vasquez, and Phil Hawkins were sworn into office on Friday, December 2, 2016. The Board Directors were joined by 120 constituents comprised of family, dignitaries and community stakeholders. Director Aceituno will be serving his first term; Director Vasquez will be serving her second term; and Director Hawkins will be serving his fifth term on the Central Basin Board of Directors.

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Central Basin Bond Sale Draws Local Investor Attention

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Commerce, CA – Central Basin Municipal Water District has closed its bond refunding sale with City National Bank of Beverly Hills, Bank of the West, Kayne Anderson Capital and Citigroup.  The $7.2 million sale is a milestone that was key to solidifying the District’s financial stability.

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