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President's Message
Aloha to all,

I hope all are having a summer of fun and enjoyment.

We at CARPD also hope you had a safe and exciting 4th of July. The drought and dry brush made our 4th exciting when some of our fireworks started a little fire at our event but was quickly put out by the local fire department due to smart planning and preparation.

The summer is a wonderful time for recreation for all the kids off of school. The programs that our districts provide for them and the rest of our residents will bring plenty of great memories for all. I hope all that attended the May conference were able to take some of the information and new programs and put them to good use. 

We have some challenging times ahead of us with cutting our water use while maintaining a green and beautiful park setting. Governor Browns reduction of water use will be tough for most of us who are already water wise. I recommend a good working relationship with your local water purveyor who will have plenty of suggestions and ideas on how to reduce your use and maintain your landscaping.

Lastly, please stay informed with the legislation that is coming up. I am sure you are monitoring the minimum wage bills that our being proposed and the significant affect this will have on all of our budgets. Ralph Heims and the legislation committee will continue to keep you updated on this and other bills that come up that need to be watched.

Again enjoy your summer.

Yours truly, 
Frank D. Gorman 
CARPD President 

Aloha to all,

I hope all are having a summer of fun and enjoyment.

We at CARPD also hope you had a safe and exciting 4th of July. The drought and dry brush made our 4th exciting when some  of our fireworks started a little fire at our event