Ok, all you Los Osos Kiddies. While we wait for the voting to begin, take the gum out of your hair and let's go down to the Tri-W site and look at the pretty rendering hanging on the fence. See it? Isn't it nice? I'm not exactly sure when a sewage treatment plant gets to be called a "Resource Park." It probably has something to do with "Spin." I know, let's ask our town's new Public Information Officer, Mike Drake, to 'splain that to us. Mike's promised never to spin anything so he must know all about spin and hokum and phonied-up renderings.
But until we can find Mike, here's the new game. I want everyone to look really, really hard and find the sewage treatment plant in the "artist's rendering." I see lots of bushes and trees and water-color washes of clouds and sky. Very pretty. There's some people and a dog and three vertical lines way in the back that I think is supposed to represent the PG&E towers over in Morro Bay. But, wait, is that it? Is that line peeking out from behind all those huge trees and shrubs supposed to indicate a building of some sort? Or maybe a fog line? A clothes line? A line in the sand? Whaaattt?
See, isn't this fun? And remember, your tax dollars went to pay for this "artist's rendering," a rendering that's supposed to give citizens a realistic and accurate idea of what this site will look like once the project is built.
Now, boys and girls, can you say "hokum?" How about "misleading?" Very good. Now, put the gum back in your hair and go vote.