Where's Waldo, Part Duh?
According to the unofficial Tuesday night results on the Hideous Los Osos Sewer election, 40% of the registered voters out here in Bear Land, didn't vote. (see UPDATE below) Oddly, 40% of the prohibition zone homeowners also didn't return their "ballots" during the assessment vote on this project a few years ago.
Is 40% of Los Osos permanently out to lunch? Have they moved to France? Do 40% of the registered voters need assisstance in picking up that little 2-B pencil stub to fill in the little bubbles on the ballot? Whaaat?
Well, as a snarky columnist commenting on the local scene, I'll miss them boys. And if our new PIO Mike "No Spin" Drake is heading out the door, I'll miss him most of all. My favorite Drakeism was his comment when the great eucalyptus were being ripped down before the recall vote could be taken, "We've waited 22 years. How much longer do we wait? . . . " (Wail, weep, rend clothes, toss ashes on head, fall to ground with palms upraised, tear hair, groan, smack forehead, gnash teeth & etc.)
WE? WE? Jeeeeze, Mike, get a grip. You just moved to town a few weeks ago.
Well, Chapter . . . What? -- This project's had more lives than a cat -- is about to begin. This time I hope the whole community will be paying attention. Close attention.
UPDATE: Election results posted on 9/28 show that 66% of the registered voters voted which means that only 34% of Los Osos is out to lunch. Whew! But still . . . what's up with that?
Further UPDATE: There still may be provisional and mail-in ballots to be counted and since the initiative numbers are so close, that issue and possibly other vote tallies could change. So, there may be another life left in the old cat yet.