Planning Commission Today
The Planning Commission will again take up the Los Osos Wastewater plan today. It's scheduled last on the agenda so will likely get underway in the afternoon. The meeting is held in the BOS chambers in SLOTOWN.
Message To California Residents
Front page of the Tribune: "Castle may close under proposal; Governor wants to shut down 80 percent of state parks, including Hearst, as part of a plan to close the $21 billion budget deficit."
O.K. Californians, listen up. You elected and re-elected more and more polarized Pols , some of whom have taken blood oaths to people like Grover Norquist, so it's pointless to think they will come together to balance a budget based on judicious cutting AND judicious taxing, so they're worse than useless. But you kept electing them anyway.
Then, you keep voting for initiatives that are loaded with unintended consequences that futher bolix up any attempt at governing the state. (Prop 13 is a perfect example). THEN you keep demanding all kinds of services but keep wanting THE OTHER GUY to pay for them. And when it all goes to hell and you have a chance to step in and vote for a temporary fix, you say, Pfffsstfffft, so now the Pols are threatening to cut services to the bone -- a move that will have the harshest impact on the poor, the young, the old. (No taxes on yachts!)
So, here's the deal: If the Pols shut down vital services, services you rely on but don't want to fairly pay for, I DON'T WANT TO HEAR A PEEP OUT OF ANY OF YOU! Not a sqwak, not a whine. Zip it. Did your husband die because there weren't enough EMTs available to come help him? Too bad. Not enough firefighters to keep a hillside blaze from turning into a maelstrom that engulfed your home? Don't call me. Did uninsured sick people put such a strain on your local emergency room that it's now closed down, bankrupt, and you've been injured in a car accident and you end up permanently crippled because there was no emergency room nearby and not enough EMTs to take you there in time anyway, Hey, talk to the hand. Did you car fall into a pothole because the county didn't have enough money to fix it and now your car's kaput? Awww, poor baby. Too bad. No state parks to go to for an affordable vacation? Tough. You want a state park? Go buy one and pay for it yourself.
After all, Who needs the State, anyway? No taxes! No Services! It's Grover Norquist Country! You want a service, go buy it from a private provider. If you can't afford it, too bad. You'll just have to suck it up or die. If you're poor, nobody cares about you anyway. Now shut up and go away.
Californians! Behold! This is the state you have created. Rejoice! Thank you.