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Reader Input Online: Alpine will hit the ground running

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I am writing in support of Joshua Alpine for Placer County Water Agency director, Division 5. I have had the opportunity to hear Mr. Alpine speak about the issues and problems facing the PCWA and the people it serves and find it refreshing to hear a candidate speak with such passion about the solutions he offers.
Mr. Alpine’s background as a hydro-electric operator and his clarity of thought makes this an easy choice.
Mrs. (Cheryl) Maki’s background as a business owner and small-town mayor is admirable, but does that qualify her for this important position? Instead of learning on the job, Alpine’s experience and knowledge of the issues makes him uniquely qualified to hit the ground running.
Otis Wollan seems to be most interested in fire prevention. And I agree that’s important. But in 2008 when asked why more wasn’t done to prevent catastrophic wildfire, his simple response was “that’s not in our mandate. We can’t do it.”
After serving five terms as D-5 director he was fired by the people. He wants his job back. I think we should move ahead and not repeat the mistakes of the past.
Thus, I ask you to join me in electing Joshua Alpine the next PCWA director, Division 5.
Chuck Andrenacci, Weimar