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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
Special District

Castro Valley Sanitary DistrictCandidate for Director

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Daniel M. Akagi

Castro Valley Sanitary District Board Member
11,953 votes (28.96%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Continue improving CVSan's long term fiscal health.
  • Explore and assess new and innovative methods for providing and improving services.
  • Continue to protect public health and the environment in an economical and efficient manner.



Profession:Civil/Sanitary Engineer
Board Member, Castro Valley Sanitary District — Elected position (1995–2016)


UC Berkeley Master of Science, Civil/Sanitary Engineering (1982)
UC Berkeley Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering (1981)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Ralph Johnson, CVSan Board Member
  • Melody Appleton, CVSan Board Member

Organizations (3)

  • Alameda County Democratic Party
  • Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus
  • Teamsters, Local 70

Elected Officials (1)

  • Dennis Waespi, Board Member East Bay Regional Park District

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

Every-Other-Week, or Less Than Weekly Garbage Service


CV San is conducting a pilot study to assess the viablity of less than weekly garbage collection.  I am waiting to see the results from this pilot study before making a decision.





CV San is nearing the end of a pilot study to explore “less than weekly” or “every other week” garbage service.  The study is being paid from grant funds awarded to CV San, thus at no cost to CV San customers.




This pilot study is limited to a couple garbage routes and is designed to provide data needed to properly assess if every other week garbage collection actually works, the costs for such a service, and if this service has a viable future in Castro Valley.  The information being gathered includes customer response to the service, monitoring how customers uses the garbage, recycling, and organics (green) carts, etc.  When the study period is complete, these routes will be returned to their pre-study level of service.




Recent editorial statements incorrectly claim I have already decided to implement less than weekly garbage service.  At this time, any decision or statement for or against this service is being made without adequate information, short-circuits the public process, and jeopardizes CV San’s awards for transparency in how we conduct business for Castro Valley.  I am waiting to see the results of the pilot study and encourage everyone to take a calm and objective look at this potential service before making any decision.





Property at Center Street and Castro Valley Boulevard (former Caltrans Yard)


Current status of the former Caltrans property that was purchased to provide needed office and yard space for CV San and preliminary conceptual design.


CV San purchased the property located at the northwest corner of Center Street and CV Boulevard several years ago during the recent economic downturn when property values were low.  This is the former Calif. Dept. of Transportation property.  The property is now worth approximately $3 million, about twice what the District paid.




The property was purchased to provide office and yard space for District operations and eliminate current rental of office space.  The District will be examining various options for developing the property.  A recent and unrealistic conceptual development report for the property carried a $16 million price tag.  I do not support this type of development, but such information is important in developing realistic options for developing the property.  Please know that the decision on how to develop the property has not been made.  The development process will be a transparent process.


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