Mr. Murphy, Meet Sheriff Hedges. Mr. Hedges, Mr. Murphy.
Spoke with a CDO recipient yesterday (One of The Los Osos 45. Yes, they’re still out there hanging in the wind, ignored by the rest of the community.) and was told they got a huge red/white/blue large document USPS envelope filled with a huge pile of official-looking papers from AES, Ind. (Tom Murphy,) titled Los Osos Sewer System Exemption Program, followed by pages of legal looking argle-bargle, including a page headed DEMAND FOR PAYMENT, and “YOU MUST COMPLETE THE PAPERWORK HERIN PROVIDED TO YOU WITHIN 60 DAYS OF RECEPIT OF THIS PACKET PER INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED OR BE SUJECT TO ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS. A LIST OF ASSOCIATES TO ASSIST YOU IN COMPLETING YOUR PAPEROWRK IS PROVIDED. And so forth.
To an old, sick, confused, stressed, busy person, this thing could easily be mistaken for something actually official, thereby throwing people into a panic or – worse – causing them to actually fill it out and send Mr. Murphy some money.
When I got home, there was an email with the link to ksby warning of FRAUD. (http://www.ksby.com/Blogal/story.asp?S=9109428 ) “Fraud allegations against Los Osos Company that markets sewer treatment.”
The CDO recipients I spoke yesterday with had NOT been notified by the RWQCB of this scam, even though it was clear their personal info, (parcel #) had been obtained via FOI request to the Board, and equally clearly, the RWQCB had their email address – yet didn’t send them a press release or notice of any kind. Clearly, these poor folks, above all else, should have been contacted IMMEDIATELY by the RWQCB – a simple press release to the media just doesn’t cut it on this deal.
So,, Los Osos, be warned.
Thanks Taxpayers Watch, For Wasting More Tax Payers Money
Yesterday the Medean lawsuit brought against the CSD directors personally, not as a Board, saw the taxpayers dinged for even more lawyers fees when everyone trooped into Judge LaBarbera’s court for a possible summary judgment, which was postponed (Ching$$Ching$$) until next week, with a preliminary ruling posted on line sometime next week, maybe, and other motions to be heard Wed, Oct 8, a 9 a.m. in the SLO Vets Hall courtroom.
So, the question I asked a few postings ago, still pertains: Just what benefit does this lawsuit bring to the taxpayers, except the bills? I mean, Taxpayers Watch, whoever that is besides Gordon Hensley, claims they’re looking out for the Taxpayer. So, please ‘splain, just what and how does the Taxpayer benefit from this lawsuit, no matter which way it breaks? So far, nobody has ‘splained that.