For the latest updates on news and events within De Luz Community Services District, please check this page frequently. Here we post all the most information regarding road closures, holiday office closures and all other items relevant to our community members.
CURRENT ROAD CLOSURES (until further notice):
Please continue to exercise extreme caution. District crews are continuing to clear the roadways. We ask that you continue to drive with caution and appreciate your patience while we diligently work to complete this task.
More rain is expected so remember water crossing roadways can exert surprising force. Please never crossing running water on foot as less than 6" deep flow can easily knock an adult off their feet. Even in a vehicle, please use extreme caution and do not attempt to cross fast flowing streams, many vehicles can be washed off the road with less than 12" of fast running water.
We will update the District's website as more information becomes available.
The District’s newly created CropSWAP program provides financial assistance for agriculture customers who convert high water use crops to lower water varieties. Qualifying applicants can receive assistance of up to $15,000 per acre converted.
As part of the De Luz CSD's ongoing effort to reduce speeding and other traffic violations on Sandia Creek Drive and other heavily traveled District roads, DLCSD is currently contracting with the CHP to provide traffic patrols which are targeting morning and afternoon commutes through our community.
Since the start of the patrols in mid-August through October 14th, CHP officers have issued 270 citations. Most of the tickets issued are for speeding and stop sign violations.
Officer Ron Thatcher, who coordinates the CHP efforts, reports that he has received numerous contacts from residents expressing thanks for the increased patrols.
The DLCSD is working with Dynatest, Inc. to perform a comprehensive survey of the condition of all roadways in our maintenance system. This survey is part of the District's Pavement Management System.
As you may be aware, since the passage of Proposition 218 in 1996, the District has not had an increase in funding. This has resulted in an inflation related decrease of approximately one million dollars in purchasing power for roadway reconstruction and maintenance.
The purpose of a pavement management system is not only to evaluate the current condition of the roads but also to help establish the most cost effective methods to best maintain those roadways and to determining funds necessary to improve roads.
Damage to mailbox clusters and mail theft has become a major problem in our community with no easy answer.
Local resident and CSD Board Member Gene Bianchi decided to take the issue on and find solutions. Gene's efforts eventually lead him to U.S. Representative Ken Calvert.
Gene reports that Congressman Calvert and his staff are extremely supportive and noted that the mailbox issue is occurring in many areas. Per the information Gene received, damaging a cluster mailbox elevates the crime to a Federal offense. When a cluster mailbox is damaged in a mail theft attempt, it should be reported to:
U.S. Postal Service Investigation
The District encourages everyone to call that number to report damage when it occurs.
Also, another positive outcome of Gene's efforts working with Congressman Calvert is that the local postal service is now repairing the damaged boxes.
Our thanks to Gene for his hard work and diligence.