The problems with the storm water drainage systems began with the land developers. The developers were in charge of engineering and building systems that would adequately drain storm water. They were suppose to design and build systems adequate for the surrounding areas also, and were given credits for the costs to mitigate the surrounding areas. However, they always had financial incentives to design and build the least expensive approach. The City engineers had a minimal role in these undertakings and were unqualified to review and validate the engineering. Until this developer administered system is replaced with an enforceable system that ensures adequate engineering and construction, the problems will continue.
Don't you just love paying your CSU bill? CSU loves telling us how much under budget SDS is! CSU must have some very accurate cost forecasters!
I can't find the list of agencies that participate in this. It would be interesting to see which organizations are benefitting from court ordered community service.
Remember this? http://gazette.com/would-you-pay-840925-fo…
Yep, Gary Bostrom was deeply involved in SDS and this frivolous and wasteful spending of our rate dollars. What is the current status of these houses? Are they still be rented by the previous owners for $300 per month - well below market rent? What a guy - good riddance Gary Bostrom.
Finally an article that identifies the real cause of the storm water problems - the developers did not build adequate storm water infrastructure. The efforts to put a funding mechanism on the ballot will have a much better chance of passing if the City could somehow assure me and other voters that they have corrected the problem of allowing the developers to obtain project approval with inadequate storm water infrastructure. I will not vote for a storm water tax until I'm convinced that the developers are being required to do all of the necessary investment to pay for the impact they have on the community, otherwise the problems will continue to expand and cost even more to fix.
Can someone provide a schedule of locations, days and times for the people collecting signatures? I'll travel to sign it.
It is so refreshing to have information reported on the locations and extent of the fires. Maketa is on top of this fire! The reports on this fire are a vast improvement from what the "officials" wouldn't tell us during the Waldo fire.
I was evacuated during the Waldo fire and I could get no information about the fire location, boundaries, homes impacted, etc. I hope the people in charge have learned that if you keep people in a vacuum, the void will be filled with something. Bach, Forte, Marr, et. al., are you observing and learning?
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