Governance & Board of Directors
Pico Water District is a county water district formed under the County Water District Law, set forth in Division 12 of the California Water Code. The District is a public agency known as a special district, rather than a private company. The District is governed by a five-member board. The Directors are elected by registered voters who reside within the District’s service area. The Board of Directors establishes District policy and makes decisions based on the District’s - Mission Statement, goals and operational needs. The Board’s policies are administered and implemented by the General Manager, who is hired by the Board. Board elections are held every two years and Directors serve a four year term of office. Terms are staggered to ensure continuity.
The District’s Board of Directors meets at 6:00 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the District’s office. The District Board meetings are open to the public, and members of the public are encouraged to attend the meetings.
Board of Directors
5th Director Seat currently vacant.
Robert A. Martinez
Elpidio "Pete" Ramirez
2020 Board of Directors Election
The next election for Pico Water District Board of Directors will take place on November 3, 2020. Voters will decide who will fill two seats for a four-year term expiring in December 2024.
These director positions are currently held by:
- David Gonzalez
- Barbara Contreras Rapisarda
To run in the November 2020 Pico Water District Board of Directors election, candidates must be:
- A U.S. citizen
- 18 years of age or older
- A resident and registered voter within Pico Water District
Prospective candidates will need to contact the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk office by calling (800) 815-2666 option 4 to set up an appointment to obtain nomination documents. Those wishing to run for office should also read the Candidate Handbook and Resource Guide. Additional information can also be found online at lavote.net.
For those interested in running for one of these director positions, the qualification period runs from July 13 through August 7. If an incumbent does not file nomination papers by that time, the deadline for all other candidates will be extended to August 12.