Unnhh, uhhhh, ooowwww, ooooh Nooooo, Pleeeeze, Pluueeeeze Mummy, Stop These People Before They Screw Up . . . AGAIN!
Remember in my 12/16 posting where I told you the Regional Water Quality Control Board, during their auto de fe public beheadings and burnings on Friday, started issuing CDOs on some of the hapless Los Osos 45 using a timeline with some critical start and election dates and somebody from the audience reminded them that the County hadn’t taken over the project YET, could possibly NOT take over the project even after a 218 vote, that maybe they should wait to check with the county to see if those timelines and target dates were still correct, or even issue the CDOs but hold them in abeyance until they could check to see that the numbers they were using were still accurate and up to date and the Board said
And slapped REAL legal CDOs on REAL property owned by REAL people based on UNVERIFIED numbers.
So, I go to the County’s first Workshop at the Jr. High on December 18, wherein the County introduced the various people who are and will be working on this project when they take over Jan 1, outlined some of the things they were going to be doing and the processes they would be using, and there, on a big board was
THE NEW, REVISED, VERY DIFFERENT TIMELINE, FILLED WITH DIFFERENT DATES, EACH FOLLOWED BY THE WORDS, “(est. target date) AS IN, ESTIMATED DATE, SUBJECT TO CHANGE, AND BY GOSH, THE DATES LISTED WERE VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE OLD TIMELINE THE BOARD HAD USED TO ISSUE THEIR REAL CDOs,
YES, HAD THE RWQCB BOTHERED TO CHECK BEFORE VOTING THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE REVISED ESTIMATED UPDATES OF THE NEW TIMELINE AND THEN COULD HAVE PLUGGED IN THEIR VARIOUS TARGET DATES ACCORDINGLY.
BUT THEY COULDN’T BE BOTHERED TO CHECK.
Even a small-brained chicken doesn’t walk out of its coop based on last week’s weather report, but instead sticks it head outside the coop door to check for ACTUAL rain BEFORE stepping outside. The chicken calls that “due diligence.”
Is that sort of due diligence by a chicken too much to ask for from a regulatory agency that has very real power to effect very real life & death decisions on very real people and their very real property in very real time?