South Bay Irrigation District Directors

Formation


South Bay Irrigation District was formed in 1951 to represent citizens of Bonita and the western portions of the city of Chula Vista. 5 elected Directors represent 5 geographic areas of the district.

Joint Powers Public Water Agency


In 1977, South Bay Irrigation District and the City of National City formed a joint powers public water agency, named Sweetwater Authority. Sweetwater Authority manages and operates the water system, providing water to National City, Bonita and western portions of Chula Vista, California.

Governing Board


Sweetwater Authority's governing board, or board of directors, is composed of 7 members. 5 directors are elected by division by the citizens of the South Bay Irrigation District. 2 directors are appointed by the Mayor of National City, subject to City Council confirmation.
  1. Steve Castaneda

    Steve Castaneda

    Steve Castaneda has served on the South Bay Irrigation District Board of Directors since 2014.

  2. José F. Cerda

    José F. Cerda

    José F. Cerda has served on the South Bay Irrigation District Board of Directors since 2015.

  3. Jose Preciado

    Jose Preciado

    Jose Preciado has served on the South Bay Irrigation District Board of Directors since 2008.

  4. Terry Thomas

    Terry Thomas

    Terry Thomas has served on the South Bay Irrigation District Board of Directors since 2006.

  5. Josie Calderon-Scott

    Josie Calderon-Scott

    Josie Calderon-Scott has served on the South Bay Irrigation District Board of Directors since 2016.