Smith declined to list specific disagreements the board had with Bowlin, calling them a personnel matter. Smith, Camp, and Goodman have on various occasions expressed concern about development over the Edwards Aquifer, particularly as it relates to the threat of water-quality degradation and the aquifer's shrinking supply of water.
While Bowlin's resignation was effective immediately (he submitted his letter the evening of Nov. 20), the board agreed to hire him as a consultant to aid in the transition. Meanwhile, Gail McGlamery, the district's community services program manager, will serve as interim GM until a replacement is hired. According to Smith, McGlamery has indicated she is not interested in the position on a permanent basis.