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North Tahoe PUD election method survey closes Sept. 15

Staff report

KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Time is winding down for residents to provide input to the North Tahoe Public Utility District on a potential change to how board members are elected.

A survey to collect feedback on whether the district should alter its election method of board members to an at-large model will close Tuesday, Sept. 15.

Since the NTPUD’s formation in 1948, board candidates have run for a seat number (1 through 5), with the top vote-getter for each seat winning. The district’s five seats don’t represent geographical areas.

The district is considering a voting-at-large method, in which candidates would run for all available board seats, with the top vote-getters winning.

According to the NTPUD, there is no additional cost in holding at-large elections.

The survey is available at ntpud.org and surveymonkey.com/r/ntpudelection, with results to go before the board of directors at its Oct. 13 meeting.

Additional comments should be sent to ntpud@ntpud.org or PO Box 139, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148.