At the recent October Festival, Cliff Trotter (left) handed out his pledge to Nipomo Voters, which stated:
If re-elected to the Nipomo Community Services District Board of Directors, I pledge to continue to work toward overcoming the pumping depressions that exist in the aquifer underlying the Nipomo mesa area. Further, I pledge to continue to work toward helping the district provide the district’s ratepayers with dependable and reasonably priced services.
Clifford “Cliff” Trotter
ctrot71 at aol.com
Earlier in the year, Cliff also compiled his qualifications for his continued seat on the Nipomo Community Services District Board of Directors:
Statement of candidate for Director, Nipomo Community Services District.
C.E. “Cliff” Trotter
Occupation: Retired water district engineer- manager.
Education and Qualifications:
· Served in the Armed Forces, 1944-46 and 1951-53
· Graduated from UCLA in 1951
· Registered Professional Engineer, State of California
· 35 year work history as Engineer-Manager of water districts in the San Joaquin Valley
· 6 1/2 years as NCSD Director
This November I will have actively served as a Director of the NCSD for six and a half years, but much remains to be done. I wish to continue working to remedy the imbalance of the aquifer underlying the Nipomo Mesa. That overdraft, if allowed to continue, will eventually lead to a reduction in the community’s water supply, higher rates, and possible sea water intrusion. The NCSD Board is committed to building a pipeline to bring supplemental water from the City of Santa Maria, which is vital to a secure future for Nipomo. Presently, I chair one of the committees designated to oversee design and financing of that pipeline. If reelected, I plan to continue in that effort.
I have seen Cliff Trotter function as a Director on the Nipomo Community Services District. He is extremely experienced and well versed in the water issues facing Nipomo, given his 35 year career as Engineer-Manager of water districts in the San Joaquin Valley. I strongly encourage Nipomo voters to return Cliff to the board to continue his knowledgeable and important work,