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Employment with PID is more than just a job. A career with us offers the opportunity to be part of an organization that is integral to Paradise's water supply and delivery system. As a PID employee, you’ll be part of the community-focused team which ensures reliable and safe water supply to more than 26,000 people in Paradise (California).

 
 

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About

Who we serve. Paradise Irrigation District (PID) is located in the Town of Paradise, a Northern California foothill community with a population of approximately 26,000. PID delivers water to approximately 10,500 municipal and residential/commercial customers. Check out the area we serve:  pdf District Boundaries Map (1.54 MB)

Authority. PID is an irrigation district formed and existing pursuant to the California Irrigation District Law, Division 11 of the California Water Code, sections 20500 to 29978.

Mission. PID is dedicated to the business of producing and delivering a safe, dependable supply of quality water in an efficient, cost effective manner with service that meets or exceeds the expectation of our customers.

Suggestions and complaints. PID is governed by its Board of Directors, all issues that cannot be resolved by PID staff may be considered by the full board. Submit a suggestion or complaint here.

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Ethics

PID employees and Board of Directors are bound by policies and requirements to ensure transparency and ethical behavior. The policies comply with the specific requirements of the Fair Political Practices Act, the Ralph M. Brown Act, Public Records Act and statutory requirements for ethics and sexual harassment prevention training, among others.

Ethics Training Certificates.  Director Marc Sulik, pdf Interim District Manager, Tom Lando (36 KB) Georgeanna Borrayo

Financial Accountability

Every year, PID submits a financial report to the California State Controller. The data PID provides to the state allows the public to create customized reports about the district's finances and even compare those figures with other agencies. Create your financial view of the district  here:  https://bythenumbers.sco.ca.gov/

Learn how PID is planning for the future. 

Compensation & Benefits

Board Compensation is detailed in pdf Chapter 2.22 of the Policies & Procedures Manual (148 KB)

Fees: Directors shall receive compensation not to exceed $100 per day. Compensation taken may be less than $100; down to a minimum amount of one cent for either:

  • Up to $100 per day for attending a regular or special Board meeting, or acting under its orders; and
  • Up to $100 per day for attending a Board approved standing committee meeting, an established Ad Hoc committee, or an outside Board approved meeting requiring a Board member in attendance, when there is no regular or special Board meeting that day.
  • Regardless of either per day event, the per day amount(s) shall not exceed a total of six (6) meeting days in any calendar month. No fees are to be paid for seminars or conferences, but the out-of-pocket costs associated with attending those meetings, on a Board pre-approval basis, can be reimbursed through the use of a district claim form.
  • Directors and their eligible dependents can participate in the district’s medical, dental, vision, life, and flexible benefits “cafeteria” programs as received by district employees, and stated in the Rules & Regulations Governing Employment Conditions, Salaries, and Benefits for Employees of Paradise Irrigation District. Directors will not be eligible to participate in the district’s retirement plans.

Use the following links to learn more about PID's compensation to employees and the board.

Access to Public Records

PID has fair governance policies that ensure access to public records.  If you're looking for information not detailed on this page or in our document library, please submit a request for public information.

How to serve on the Board

Elections for directors of the district are staggered every two years. Important deadlines are available at buttevotes.net.

  pdf Division Map (1.54 MB)

 

The successful candidates will serve a four-year term of office effective at noon on the first Friday of December following the election. The candidate must meet the following qualifications: “Candidate shall be a voter in the district and a resident of the division that he or she represents at the time of his or her nomination or appointment and through his or her entire term.” (“Voter” means a registered voter in the district). A PID pdf division boundaries map (1.54 MB) is provided for reference

Election Schedule

  • Division 1 - Nov. 2024 for a four-year term
  • Division 2 - Nov. 2022 for a four-year term
  • Division 3 - Nov. 2022 for a four-year term
  • Divison 4 - Nov. 2022 for a four-year term
  • Division 5 - Nov. 2024 for a four-year term

Current Leadership

Your Board - Visit the board information page to learn more about your directors.

  • Division 1 - Director Brian Shaw
  • Division 2 - Director Alan Hinman
  • Division 3 - Director Shelby Boston (President)
  • Division 4 - Director Marc Sulik
  • Division 5 - Director Dan Hansen (Vice President)

Your District Manager: Tom Lando

We’re pleased to welcome Tom Lando to the Paradise Irrigation District. Tom Lando has served in many director positions in Butte County since 1980 including City Manager for The City of Chico for 14 years and Interim City Manager for the City of Oroville since 2018. He has a Doctorate and Master’s Degree in Public Administration, and a Master’s Degree in City Planning. “The District’s in great shape and well run,” notes Lando, “I”m excited to help bridge the gap.”

Public Meetings

We've made it easy to get involved and watch your board and committees at work. From our meeting page, you can find meeting times,read minutes and agendas and watch or listen to meeting recordings. Our meetings are held in accordance with the Ralph M. Brown Act, so you're always welcome to attend. The board prefers a flexible form of meeting, but at times may institute Rosenberg's Rules of Order. Use the meetings link below to plan your attendance at one of our next public meetings.

Other ways to stay connected

Monthly Newsletter

 PID customers can look forward to monthly watering tips and district news included each month with their water bill. The newsletters are also available online here:  folder Newsletters

Online

In Person

  • Annual Workshops
  • Johnny Appleseed Days

Request PID to speak at your event

Submit your request here.

Enterprise Systems Catalog

The California Public Records Act (CPRA) requires local agencies such as PID to create a catalog of Enterprise Systems and post it on its website.  pdf Catalog of Enterprise Systems (SB 272) (76 KB)

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District policies to ensure fair governance

 

Public Records Act Compliance

Find in:  pdf Policy & Procedures Manual / Chapter 6 (174 KB)  - Section 6.1

These rules and regulations have been adopted by the Board under the authority of the Water Code of the State of California, are part of the law governing the District, and may be amended as required for the operation of the District. All records of the District are open to the public in accordance with the Public Records Act during the hours when the District offices are open. Information concerning the affairs of the District will be furnished in accordance with statutory procedures and requirements. Reproduction of any documents shall be at a copy fee set by the Board from time to time and described in Appendix A.1.

Employee & Board Member Reimbursements

Find in:  pdf Policy & Procedures Manual / Ch. 11 - Reimbursement and Business Travel Policy (93 KB)

The purpose of this policy is to establish rules to reimburse District officials and employees for reasonable and prudent costs associated with travel and business meals while serving a District purpose or for training, which will be of benefit to the District.

Compliance with the Ralph M. Brown Act

Find in:  pdf Policy & Procedures Manual / Chapter 4 (117 KB)  - Section 4.1

Compliance with the Open Meeting Law (Brown Act) or other statutory requirements regaling public meetings agendas and minutes is complex and cannot be prescribed separate from the statutory requirements. The reader of these Rules and Regulations is encouraged to use these provisions as general guidelines and to inquire about the numerous complexities provided by the Legislature of the State of California in regard to open meetings and public participation in those meetings.

Conflict of Interest

Find in:  pdf Policy & Procedures Manual / Chapter 2 (148 KB)  - Section 2.24

STANDARDS OF CONDUCT Statutes impose limits on a Director’s ability to contract with the District he or she serves on as a Director. (See Government Code section 1090 et seq.) Moreover, the Political Reform Act requires, and establishes the procedure by which Directors, officers, and employees are required to disclose actual or potential conflicts of interest between their public duties and their personal financial interests.

Code of Ethics

Find in:  pdf Policy & Procedures Manual / Chapter 2 (148 KB)  - Section 2.1.C

The Board of Directors is committed to providing excellence in leadership that result in the provision of the highest quality of services to its constituents. The Board intends to fully comply with the provisions of the State’s open meeting law for public agencies (The Ralph M. Brown Act), adhere to federal and state government codes, comply with the Fair Political Practices Commission guidelines, and uphold the Constitutions of the United States and the State of California. In order to assist Directors to fulfill their obligations, and keeping in mind that new or revised statutes may add further regulations, the following rules shall be observed:

 

1. The dignity, style, and opinions of each Director shall be respected.

2. Responsiveness and attentive listening in communication is encouraged.

3. The primary responsibility of the Board is the formulation and evaluation of policy. Routine matters concerning the operational aspects of the District are to be delegated to the professional staff members of the District.

4. Directors should commit themselves to emphasizing the positive and avoiding when possible, negative forms of interaction.

5. Directors should commit themselves to focusing on issues and not
personalities. The presentation of the opinions of others should be encouraged.

6. Differing viewpoints are healthy in the decision-making process. Individuals have the right to disagree with ideas and opinions, but without being disagreeable. Once the Board takes action, Directors should commit to supporting said action and not to creating barriers to the implementation of said action.

7. Directors should practice the following procedures:

  1. In seeking clarification on informational items, Directors may directly approach professional staff members to obtain information needed to supplement, upgrade, or enhance their knowledge to improve legislative decision-making.
  2. In handling complaints from residents and property owners of the District, said complaints should be referred directly to the Manager.
  3. In handling items related to safety, concerns for safety or hazards should be reported to the Manager or to the District office. Emergency situations should be dealt with immediately by seeking appropriate assistance.
  4. In seeking clarification for policy-related concern, especially those involving personnel, legal action, annexation, property acquisition and development, finances, and programming, said concerns could be referred directly to the Manager.

8. When approached by District personnel concerning specific District policy, Directors should direct inquires to the appropriate professional staff supervisor. The chain of command should be followed.

9. The work of the District is a team effort. All individuals should work together in a collaborative process, assisting each other in conducting the affairs of the District.

10. When responding to constituent requests and concerns, Directors should be courteous, responding to individuals in a positive and timely manner and routing their questions through appropriate channels and to responsible management personnel.

11. Directors should develop a working relationship with the Manager wherein current issues, concerns, and District projects can be discussed comfortably and openly.

12. The Brown Act contemplates that Directors should function as a part of the whole Board. Issues should be brought to the attention of the Board as a whole, rather than to individual members selectively. When a Director is speaking for himself or in his capacity as an individual member of the Board, he should clearly identify that limited capacity.

13. Directors are responsible for monitoring the District’s progress in attaining its goals and objectives, while pursuing its mission.

14. A perceived violation of the Code of Ethics policy by a Board member should be referred to the President of the Board or the full Board for investigation, and consideration of any appropriate action warranted. A violation of this policy may be addressed by the use of such remedies as are available by law to the District, including, but not limited to:

  1. Adoption of a resolution expressing disapproval of the conduct of the Board member who has violated this policy.
  2. Injunctive relief
  3. Referral of the violation to the District Attorney and/or the Grand Jury.

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Qualifications for Board Members

  pdf Division Map (1.54 MB)

 

PID Board Members


Brian Shaw (Division 1)

Division 1

Click to view a detailed map of Division One 
Click to view a detailed map of Division 1

 Appointed 2020 | Elected 2020 | Term ends 2024

  530-876-2038

  E-mail

Serves on the following committees:

 


Alan Hinman (Division 2)

Division 2

 Click to view a detailed map of Division Two

Click to view a detailed map of Division 2

Elected 2020 | Term ends 2022

Alan has been a Paradise resident since 2018. He retired from a career as an Electromechanical engineer.  His family has a long history of military service. For that reason, Alan enjoys Paradise's 'Parade of Flags' held three times per year. Alan is inspired by the employees of PID who came together after the Camp Fire and perfectly planned and executed efforts to restore water. That plan, notes Alan, is the reason we have the quality drinking water we currently enjoy.

Favorite Quote: "I have opinions of my own - strong opinions - but I don't always agree with them." --George H.W. Bush 

530-876-2065

   E-mail

Serves on the following committees:

 

 

 

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President Shelby Boston (Division 3)

Division 3

Click to view a detailed map view of Division Three

Click to view a detailed map of Division 3

Appointed April 17, 2019 | Appointed in lieu of election;ran unopposed 2020 | Term ends 2022

Shelby has lived in Paradise since 1998. She is the current Director of Butte County Dept. of Employment and Social Services and enjoys gardening and enjoying the outdoors with her family.  Shelby believes water is the most crucial resource we have on the ridge and is inspired by PID staff and their tremendous dedication to the mission of restoring the water system.

Favorite quote: “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.  You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' ” Eleanor Roosevelt

   530-876-2054

  E-mail

Serves on the following committees:

  • Town of Paradise / PID Liaison Committee
  • Ad Hoc Negotiating Committee (Chairperson)
  • Ad Hoc Strategic Planning Committee (Chairperson)
  • Ad Hoc Customer Recovery Support Committee (Chairperson)
 

 

Director Marc Sulik (Division 4)

Division 4

Division 4

Click to view a detailed map of Division 4

Elected Feb. 2, 2017, Appointed Dec. 7, 2018 | Term Expires Dec. 2022

Marc moved to Paradise in 1985 and is retired from a career in municipal wastewater treatment. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys hiking around Paradise and in the surrounding areas. Many things about PID inspire Marc, including the district’s facilities such as the reservoirs, water treatment plant, corporation yard and district office as well as the dedication and friendliness of district employees.
Favorite quote: “If it can happen, it will. So plan for it.”

   530-876-2052

   E-mail

Serves on the following committees:

 

 

IMG950051Vice President Dan Hansen (Division 5)

Division 5

 

Click to view a detailed map of Division 5

Appointed in lieu of election; ran unopposed 2020 | Term expires 2024

Dan has lived in Paradise since 1996. He owns Northstate Carpet Cleaning. His favorite Paradise activity is Gold Nugget Days. He is inspired by the dedication of PID employees. 

Favorite quote: “Hope for the best, but be prepared for the worst.”

530-876-2032

   E-mail

Serves on the following committees:

  • Administration & Personnel (Chairperson)
  • Town of Paradise / PID Liaison
  • Ad Hoc Strategic Planning Committee
  • Ad Hoc District Manager Recruitment Committee

 

 

 

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