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About the Task Force

On April 10, 2012, the City Council voted to form the Water Policy Implementation Task Force. The task force is the result of the City Council's Comprehensive Water Policy, which was passed unanimously in the fall of 2011. The policy is a cohesive strategy designed to meet San Diego's long-term water needs by reforming rate structures, developing incentives for conservation and embracing cutting-edge technologies such as advanced water treatment. The 11-member task force, which includes industry leaders from a wide range of backgrounds, will develop specific goals, timelines and measurements of success.

Task Force Members

Bruce Rainey, Corporate Vice President of Facilities Design and Construction at Scripps Health

Cary D. Lowe, Planning and Environmental Law Attorney, representing the building and facilities industry

Corrine A. Brindley, Regional Director of Government Relations at SeaWorld, representing hotels, restaurants and tourism industries

Dawn Guendert, Senior Project Manager for Water Supply Projects at GHD, representing the water technology and hydrology industry

Faith Picking, Associate Director of Local Government Affairs at BIOCOM, representing the biotech and life science industry

Glen Schmidt, Principal at Schmidt Design Group, representing the landscaping industry

Gordon A. Hess, Engineer and Water Resources Consultant at Gordon Hess and Associates, representing ratepayer advocacy interests

Julia M. Chunn-Heer, Campaign Coordinator at Surfrider Foundation, representing environmental advocacy interests

Keith R. Solar, Managing Shareholder and Water Law Attorney at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, representing water law interests

Konstantine Georgakakos, Sc. D Research Hydrologist representing the field of water supply and climate research

Robert Thiele, AIA Architect LEED AP, representing business and economic development

City Staff Advisors

Bill Harris, Storm Water Division of the Transportation and Storm Water Department

Brent Eidson, Public Utilities Department

Ray Palmucci, Deputy City Attorney

Seth Gates, Office of the Independent Budget Analyst