Feeling better? I sure am. Just go to http://recreatelososos.org/ and you too will be healed.
And if this website and this new organization, “ReCreate Los Osos,” sounds familiar, just click on links and you’ll see that “Celebrate Los Osos” is right there at the top of the list.
Yep, looks like The Pandorians are baaackkk. According to RCLO’s history, Los Osos is apparently in a serious funk, people wandering around long-faced and feeling so damaged and hurt by the Hideous Los Osos Sewer Wars that they’re seriously in need of “healing” that “would be accomplished, not by “rehashing our points of agreement or disagreements about the sewer. Rather, it would be accomplished by having fun together – projects, gatherings, music, plays, walks.” All of which would have to be free events since there will be about zero discretionary income left in this community due to the high cost of the sewer. But, you know the old behavior based marketing PR drill; plant a few photo-op trees and petunias, and get lots of pictures of good works in the paper, thereby making everyone feel “healed.” Smiley faces all ‘round.
But all I could think when reading through this website was the old folk saying, “Only one who has hidden under the bed himself thinks to look there first.” I mean, unless you somehow felt you had helped “injure” Los Osos in the first place, why would you feel the need to “heal” it? Makes no sense. Unless you’re suffering from some form of Pandorian Baron Munchausen Syndrome?
Well, by all means, let’s do have some fun together. But if you’re seriously interested in “healing” Los Osos, near as I can see you’d have to 1) rescind the CDOs on The Los Osos 45 and reimburse them for their expenses defending themselves and their homes; 2) have Jeffery Young, on behalf of the RWQCB write a sincere letter of apology to those 45; 3) fire Roger Briggs; 4) fire the entire RWQCB who deliberately refused to understand the real narrative on Los Osos and instead operated on a false Pandorian narrative, thereby making a bad situation a disaster; 5) reinstitute the MWH breach of contract lawsuit and finally find out just who did breach that contract; 6) hold a complete investigation and review/audit of this whole mess from day one, preferably conducted by the FBI, and let the chips fall where they may. The agents can start with Ron Crawford’s website, http://www.sewerwatch.blogspot.com/. and make sure they get an answer from the SWB as to his official filed complaint about the millions of dollars in the original SRF loan for “amenities” at Tri-W. He’s also got lots of other documents parked there the G-men can start on. Will make for fun reading.
THEN, when the results of that investigation are published, then and only then will we have the “healing” that comes from an accurate, verified, and complete narrative about this whole WTF? FUBAR’d mess instead of the smoldering swept-under-the-rug infected lump we've got now.
THAT’S how you “heal” Los Osos. But music, plays, walks? Eh, not so much.