Levee Bond Refinancing Exceeding Expectations

A deal was worked out between the Yuba County Water Agency and Yuba County at the end of 2016 to refinance levee bonds issued in 2008. At the time, the deal was expected to save about a half million each year, but recent figures show savings have exceeded officials’ initial expectations. “The savings benefit the entire county as it reduces the County’s and YCWA’s annual debt service obligation, which allows the YCWA to further its flood control objectives in the region,” Mull said. (Read more…)

 

Article by Jake Abbott, Appeal Democrat – Photograph courtesy of Jennifer Bale

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Congratulations!

Darren Suen has been selected for the Board’s new Policy Advisor position. He performed this function in Acting capacity for the last year, working to raise awareness about the Board’s role in flood management and to advance flood policies that support public safety and provide benefits to the environment and agriculture communities. Prior, Darren was the Department of Water Resources serving as Program Lead and Policy Advisor for the Assistant Division Chief of the Flood Management Division and the Deputy Director in Flood Operations Center during flood emergencies. Darren has a long career in program management and flood control, working in private, State, and federal agencies. Currently, he also serves as a member of the Elk Grove City Council. Congratulations to Darren!

Michael Wright has been selected to fill the Chief Engineer position beginning April 2, 2019. Michael has been with the Board since 2011. During his tenure, Michael has held multiple supervisory positions, including Enforcement Section Chief, Acting Operations Branch Chief, and Plan Implementation and Compliance Branch Chief. For the past eight months, he has been filling the Chief Engineer role. Congratulations, Michael Wright.