~ 1961 Established ~ Porterville Area Republican Assembly ~ Re-established 1999 ~

Thursday, MAY 17th, 2016
Contact PARA Unit President
A.L.Lucketta (559) 784-PARA

Water Issues & Water Rates to be Addressed by Public Works Director at PARA

On May 26, 2016, at 6pm, Michael Reed, Acting Public Works Director, will be speaking to the Porterville Area Republican Assembly regarding the Groundwater Sustainability Act, State-mandated water conservation measures, aging infrastructure and other pressing issues financially impacting the City of Porterville's Water Operating Fund. The presentation will be held at the Porterville Freewill Baptist Church at 91 N. Prospect Street.

Michael Reed has been an employee of the City of Porterville's Engineering and Building Division (Public Works Department) for 28 years. Mr. Reed has vast experience in all types of municipal engineering projects. A significant focus has been devoted to assisting the development community in securing project entitlements; in addition, Mr. Reed has for many years been responsible for preparing project documents for water system infrastructure projects.

Mr. Reed has in-depth knowledge of the City of Porterville's water system and has been a key staff member in developing a water system that provides the community with a resource reliable in terms of water quality and supply.

This focus on ensuring adequate capacity and supply has most recently resulted in the City receiving an above average rating for fire protection, which translates to a community benefit by reducing home owner fire insurance rates as compared to other communities.

PARA's second "Special Speaker" - and first in the line up - will be Congressional Candidate Ken Mettle from Kern County. Mr. Mettle is running against incumbent Kevin McCarthy for the 23rd Congressional District, and will share more about his campaign with those in attendance.

For more info please contact PARA President A. L. "LUCKY" Lucketta @ (559) 784-7272 or send e-mail to

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For more information please call Mr. A.L.Lucketta @ (559) 784-7272
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PARA meets on the 4th. Thursday of each month, at . . .
The Fellowship Hall
Freewill Baptist Church
91 North Propect
At 6 PM, Call 784-PARA
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PARA's next assembly is June 23rd. 2016 and will be another "SPECIAL SPEAKER" meeting and "open" to the public.

PARA President Mr. A. L. "LUCKY" Lucketta
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