Newly elected Helix Water District Director Luis Tejeda resigned from the board effective December 30, 2016, saying new business opportunities could present a conflict of interest in his role as a board member.

Tejeda announced his resignation in an email to Board President Joel Scalzitti, explaining that he
resigned to protect the district and ratepayers and made his decision as quickly as possible to ensure

Board members will address Tejeda’s resignation and the next steps in filling the vacancy at their next
regular meeting on Wednesday, January 4th at 2:00pm.

Tejeda retired in 2016 after a 28‐year career at Helix and was elected to the board in November. He
replaced incumbent John Linden to represent Helix’s Division 1 customers, who live north of the I‐8
freeway in El Cajon, including the Fletcher Hills and Bostonia neighborhoods.

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