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MARIN COUNTY'S NEWS MONTHLY - FREE PRESS
(415)868-1600 - (415)868-0502(fax) - P.O. Box 31, Bolinas, CA, 94924

August, 2006

 

Egger Targets Marin Municipal Water District Seat
By Submission

Former Fairfax Mayor Frank Egger has taken out the "papers" to run for the Marin Municipal Water District seat currently held and being vacated by 6th District Democratic Assembly nominee Jared Huffman. Besides service on the Town Council, Egger was an original member of the California Coastal Commission, served on the City/County Planning Council of Marin and the Marin Telecommunications Agency . Egger was also a sponsor of the 2004 GMO-Free initiative passed handily by Marin's voters.
As an original Coastal Commissioner, Egger was instrumental in the North Central Coast Regional Plan which established Coastal protection and preservation policies for Marin still in effect today.

"Marin needs a pure and safe water supply" says Egger and that should remain the top priority for the District.

As Mayor of Fairfax, Egger authored Fairfax's ban on the use of pesticides on public property, an issue he brings to his campaign for MMWD, proposing a "Pesticide Free Zone" in the Mount Tamalpais Watershed and a ban on pesticide use on lands under District jurisdiction.

Egger sees increased conservation and reuse as the key to meeting future water needs. Long an opponent of a Sonoma pipeline, Egger, a member of Save The Bay Association, calls for a close looks at the cumulative impacts of proposed desalination plants ringing the Bay before any such plant is approved for use by MMWD.

Another issue facing the District is a proposed 10,000,000 gallon water tank on the ridge between Fairfax and the San Geronimo Valley. Egger opposes this project, feeling that a number of small holding tanks throughout the District may serve the same purpose with fewer adverse environmental impacts.

Egger was a long time member of the Friends of the Eel River Board and worked with Marin's late Senator Peter Behr to pass the landmark state "Wild and Scenic Rivers" legislation and has worked as an activist to save the Russian River for decades. He currently serves on the Ross Valley Paramedic Authority Board of Directors and the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito &Vector; Control District Board of Directors.

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