Ah, And You Thought It Was Just A Lot Of Hot Air?
Various folks have asked that the upcoming Los Osos Wastewater assessment 218 vote somehow be kept as a secret ballot. They feared "retaliation" for their vote since the ballot is a public document. Other folks snorted and said, who would be nuts enough to sue people for their vote? Well, herewith I give you an "anonymous" poster on this blog, who posted the comment below in her/his 9:31 PM, September 23, 2007 posting: (Months ago, she/he had already hilariously "threatened" to track down other anonymous posters and hold them accountable for opinions (anonymously) expressed on the blogsite, which had other (anonymous) posters blowing coffee out of their noses in laughter -- as IF -- but now --- finally -- she/he posted this: Exhibit A, so to speak.)
"And by the way, it would be very difficult to take anyone anonymous to task for their postings. [refering to her previous "threat" on anonymous posters mentioned above] However, a No on 218, as a public vote and accessible as to APN#, name and address by a public record request is another story. As long as I am not damaged by a $900 a month discharge permit caused by those who vote NO, I will have no case."
Interesting number, $900, but there it is. Knew it would only be a matter of time before the threat would be made.
Thanks, "Anonymous," for illustrating why a certain number of people may well refrain from voting at all or will vote yes so they can feel safe from the likes of you. (This in a community that saw an email go up to Roger Briggs before the recall vote was even certified demanding that the CSD be "fined out of existence." Idle threat? Take a look at Briggs' email response: he was preparing the paperwork even as they were tapping keys on their respective computer keyboards.)