I'm proud to announce that Public Water Now (PWN) has endorsed my campaign for Monterey city council. It was an honor to be one of the ballot signers for Measure O in 2014 and Measure J in 2018, in support of public ownership of our local water supply. I support public ownership of water because water is a basic human need and human right; something that is necessary for life should not be controlled by a corporate monopoly. California American is a for-profit corporation that has no competition. As a result, our water supply is subject to the profit motives of Cal-Am. Consequently, the Monterey Peninsula has the most expensive water in the country. Public ownership will mean we the People control our water supply and our water rates. A public agency is more responsive to the public because we elect our representatives and can hold them accountable. They also must be transparent about decision-making and sharing information and must allow for public participation. Thank you to Public Water Now for the work you do on behalf of Monterey Peninsula ratepayers.