Yes, Virginia, The Old Cliché Is Correct: Every Vote DOES Count
Final tally on the CSD’s recent Board election: Joe Sparks (2985), Incumbents Chuck Cesena (2851) and Steve Senet (2726) and Maria Kelley (2682.) When the race was initially “called,” Maria Kelley was ahead. At final tally, Steve won by 44 votes.
Hooray to everyone who ran and my congratulations and deepest sympathy to the winners. Oh, and will Taxpayers Watch please now just go away? Thank you.
There’s an enormous amount of hard work that lies ahead and I hope the community won’t be distracted by sewer jihadis on either side knee-capping the community at every turn. Every eye better be focused on the county’s PROCESS to make sure that, as they complete their promised examination of various alternative scenarios, that everyone keeps their fingers off the scales. No more ginned-up SOCs, no missed steps, no fudged numbers, no bait & switchy. Nope, the Process has to be clean and transparent, the numbers accurate, the community fully involved or we’ll be heading for another train wreck and nobody wants that.
Then, the Regional Water Quality Control Board is now working on an “alternative” to the CDOs that may (I say MAY) offer the possibility of a complete Win/Win (I say WIN/WIN) here for everybody, could, (I say COULD) make the new RWQCB’s Grand Inquisitor look like a Hero and should (I say SHOULD) make the Board itself look like they had, with the departure of CEO Roger Briggs, suddenly acquired The Wisdom of Solomon, and best of all, would (I say WOULD) result in immediate improvement of the groundwater, something the CDO process, plodding along with the Kangaroo Court Hearings nigh onto seventeen years or so will never (I say NEVER) accomplish.
HOWEVER, (I say however), the success or failure of this new plan hinges on a turn of phrase, a word here or there, you know, the Devil which is always found in the details. Add one change and it’s Victory (I say VICTORY) for everyone involved, including the groundwater) or refuse to add that one change and it’s Failure (I say FAILURE) all ‘round.
The choice rests entirely with the RWQCB staff, the Grand Inquisitor, the Board itself. Lady or Tiger? Success or failure?
This community better stay tuned and stay focused. There’s so much riding on the single stroke of a pen.