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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
Special District

Castaic Lake Water AgencyCandidate for Board of Directors, At Large

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Lynne Plambeck

Water District Boardmember
35,624 votes (44.8%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I am opposed to Castaic Lake Water Agency's takeover of local retail companies as I believe this will result in unfair distribution of water supplies and rate increases.
  • Ensure that recycled and drinking water is fairly distributed throughout the Santa CLarita Valley and that water aavilability is accurately disclosed, not overstated.
  • CLWA is now burderened with over 300 million in debt and uses questionable interagency loans and other intruments to increase debt. I will call for a state audit.



Profession:I am ccurrently an elected Board member of Newhall County Water District. I am a former small business owner, now retire
Board of Directors,, Newhall County Water District — Elected position (1993–current)
Alternate Board Member, Los Angeles Local Area Formation Commission (LAFCO) — Elected position (1993–1997)


CSUN B.A., Liberal Arts, 2 years grad work in business (current)


As a six-term elected board member of Newhall County Water District and an advocate for sustainable planning in the water community, Lynne Plambeck has devoted much of the last twenty years to ensuring that her community has a healthy and sustainable water supply through protection of our local watershed.

Under her purview, the Newhall County Water District’s new administration building was constructed to LEED silver standards and the water agency increased testing for water contamination from an expanding pollution plume. She has been an outspoken advocate for protecting floodplains and ground water recharge areas as well as sustainable ground water use. She has served as both the President and Vice President of her Newhall County Water District Board, representing a strong viewpoint for the public and the environment.

Lynne first ran for the water district in 1993 upon learning that, although the proposed Elsmere landfill would be sited in the headwaters of this district’s recharge area, the water agency was not opposing the landfill. After her election, and with the help of her colleagues, the district changed its position and opposed this unwanted project. She has also consistently opposed the CEMEX mine in the eastern watershed due to its potential impact on water supply and water quality in our community.

Lynne’s non-profit background includes serving on many local and statewide boards that promote good water planning including the Association of California Water Agencies and its ground water committee. xShe is currently president of Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment (SCOPE). She is a Board member of Public Officials for Water and Environmental Reform, a statewide organization dedicated to ensuring sustainable resources for California and participates regularly in the Southern California Water Dialogue. She managed and often wrote the Signal’s “Environmentally Speaking” column for some eight years.

She has received several awards for her conservation work, including the Carla Bard Advocacy Award (2001), the Truman Volunteer of the Year Award, the Sierra Club’s National Service Award in 2007, the Weldon Heald Conservation Award (2005 - Angeles Chapter’s highest award) for her work on the Santa Clara River. In 2011, she received the Planning and Conservation League’s award for Water Policy Advocacy and the Roosevelt Award in 2014 for her government service to the SCV. The Signal newspaper included her in their 51 most influential people in Santa Clarita in 2004 and 2006.

She owned and operated a small recycling business in Burbank for almost 25 years and has recently retired to devote more time to her public service work


Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)

  • Sierra Club

Elected Officials (3)

  • John Chiang, California State Treasurer
  • Carl Boyer, Chuck Brogan, Former Castaic Lake Water Agency Board Members
  • Jeffrey Prang, Los Angeles County Assessor

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Government exists as a safequard for the people and communities it represents. It must govern large and powerful special interestrs, not be guided or motivated by them to act in ways that are contrary to the over all interess of the community. Government fails when big money influences decisions rather than the public good.

Today we face massive problems, in part because our elected leaders have ignored science and the long term welfare of our communities. We must change this situation, starting at the local level, so that we can move forward together to adress and remedy the serious and difficult issues before us.

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