LOOK OUT, MA, THE SAVE-THE-DREAM TEAM JIHADI TRIP-WIRE BOYS ARE TAKING A NUMBER AND LINING UP EVEN AS WE SPEAK!
Well, well. Apparently, work will resume on the collection system of our famed Middle of Town Sewer Plant, here in beautiful downtown Sewerville, which means that the State Water Board must have released some nice money, or guaranteed they would release some nice money, or perhaps saw merit in the Los Osos General Manager’s argument that they had indeed breached their contract by withholding nice State Revolving Fund Money, or . . . .
And, since working on the collection system apparently doesn’t violate Measure B . . .?
All this occurring since, apparently, the "deal" recently yanked and declared dead as a doornail has popped back to life and has been added to the State Water Board agenda for a Nov 16th hearing, which indicates that perhaps the SWB will accept the "deal" that was recently voted on by the CSD?
Meantime, keep your eye on the Tri-W site. Does the work slated to resume include putting in the road on the sewer-plant side of Ravena St.? If so, then might that cause you to ask, “Gosh, if the “deal” is quasi- approved and work is moving ahead to move the sewer plant out of town, which is what Measure B and the recall were all about, why would anyone continue putting money into a road for a non-existent sewer plant?”
Ah, my children, take a peek at the non-negotiable “deal” brokered by representatives of the SWB, Assemblyman Blakeslee, the CSD and others, a “deal” that the CSD voted to approve in order to keep the State’s Revolving Fund low-cost loan. There, under “Terms,” is item 3. “Commitment to complete entire project within 2 years of original timeframe. . . . This task list should indicate the decision points at which if a task is not completed, the LOCSD will continue to construct the current approved project.” [at the original Tri-W site] (emphasis mine.)
In other words, there's the built-in trip-wire. If any delays come up that push the out of town project past the two years, no matter that the out-of-town project might end up better, cheaper, or offer more bang for the buck, then poof! despite any of that, the sewer plant goes back into the middle of town. No ifs, no ands, no buts.
Quick, listen carefully, my children. Hear that rustling in the bushes? Yes, it’s the army of Dreamers and Dreamer Wannabes, strapping on a myriad of trip-wire detonators and taking a number and getting in line. In just a short while, you will begin to hear their soft, carefully timed poofs! And, before you know it, before the collection pipe even finishes getting laid, you will see the ginormous sewer plant rise at the Tri-W site, complete with Tot Lot next to it.
True, that will be exactly what the voters didn’t want for their community, but who the hell are the voters, anyway? Nope, the Dreamers have a Dream for this community and nothing and nobody will stand in the way of getting THEIR sewer plant put in the middle of THEIR town.
Everything that has gone before is merely sideshow, entertainment for the unwashed rabble, citizens who thought they should have a say in what happens in their “Chinatown” community.