Update from an email of 9/17 from Ron Crawford regarding my previous post: "The Questa Study was actually completed in June of 1998" . . . "The October 1998 study was the CCC's [California Coastal Commission] own comparison that corroborated the Questa Study. Also, something called "The Working Group," that included members of the CCC, the county, the RWQCB, and, of course, The Solutions Group, met several times throughout 1998. All those people, with the exception of the Solution Group, were extremely critical of the Community Plan.
". . . the Community Plan fell apart for the exact same reasons that all of those credible, professional people said it would. But not before the solution Group sold it to Los Osos in the run-up to the election, then the initial CSD Board, that included 3 Solution Group members, wasted two years chasing it."
Now, a question. Did the ad campaings that linked the $35 million "affordable" Faster! Better! Cheaper! system to the formation of the CSD leave a whole lot of important, vital information OUT of the campaign -- i.e. the critical studies and $78 million (not $35) costs mentioned in the report? Who ran that original campaign? Would it be fair to say that the campaign DID NOT give the community fair, honest full disclosure vis a vis their proposed plan? Are any of the players in that original CSD formation/Solutions Group campaign now involved with the present Save the Dream campaign?
Misleading once? Misleading twice?
Maybe the people in Los Osos should start wondering about the "Truth" they're being told to "Trust." Then start counting their silverware.
9/20: Update of my "What's in a Date?" post: I received word today that the Bay News will publish Ron Crawford's "rebuttal" to Mr. Karner's Viepoint after all in their Wednesday, Sept 21st edition. The mix up involved publication deadlines, not a refusal to consider the piece.