About Transparency

Rancho California Water District strives for transparency and accountability. RCWD is committed to providing our customers and stakeholders publicly accessible, factual information that assists our stakeholders and members of the public in understanding how the District operates.

Administrative Code

Part I - Administration of the District
Part II - Fiscal Policies
Part III – Engineering, Operations, and Maintenance of the District

Financial Information

Annual operating and non-operating budgets, comprehensive annual financial reports, and more can be found in the Finance Department.


Salary Schedules

Organization Charts

Organization Chart

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors reviews and takes formal action to set Board compensation annually, in accordance with State of California law. On April 1, 2014, the RCWD Board of Directors voted to change their compensation rate, as established by Ordinance No. 2014-4-1, which is set at $200 per meeting.

Form 806 - Committee Appointments

Employee Information

There are three recognized employee bargaining groups, the Rancho California Water District Employees’ Association (RCWDEA), the Rancho California Water District Managers, Professional, and Confidential Employees’ Association (MPCEA), and an unrepresented group. Under state law, the District is required to meet and confer each year with the bargaining units. The RCWDEA and MPCEA has entered into a three year memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the District. All full-time employees are covered by the State of California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018, the District’s contribution to PERS for full-time employees was approximately $1,182,792 net of employee contributions of $1,252,674.

RCWD Ethics

The District has adopted and follows a conflict of interest policy and fully complies with the specific requirements of the Political Reform Act (financial interests and decision-making), Government Code Section 1090 (contracts), the Ralph M. Brown Act (open meetings), and AB 1234 (compensation, expense reimbursement and ethics training). These policy and statutory requirements ensure transparency and ethical behavior by water district officials. On March 9, 2006, the Board of Directors adopted the Ethics Training Policy Section 3.15, which implements the Ethics Training portion of AB 1234.

Board of Directors Ethics Training Certificates

Public Records Requests

View the Rancho California Water District Public Records Policy. A member of the public who wishes to inspect copies of a particular public record must submit a written request, identifying the public records to be inspected. Requests may be made using the Public Records Request Form.

Senate Bill 272

Approved on October 11, 2015, Senate Bill 272 adds a section to the California Public Records Act requiring local agencies to create a catalog of Enterprise Systems by July 1, 2016 with annual updates.

Enterprise System Definition:
A software application or computer system that collects, stores, exchanges and analyzes information that the agency uses that is both of the following:

• A multi-departmental system or a system that contains information collected about the public.
• A system that serves as an original source of data within an agency.

Note: Legal records (subject to attorney-client privilege and any other applicable provisions of law) and legal public records should be requested directly from the District’s Legal Counsel:

Best, Best and Krieger
15th Floor
655 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
Ph: (619) 525-1336