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?
Pam: Please investigate the purchase and payment for these propertties. The City did not pay for these "purchases" and utilities did not foreclose on them. I think Utilities wrote off the money owed as bad debt. The result is that the natural gas utility customers are paying for these properties in their utility bills. Yes, we are subsidizing the U.S. Olympic building through our utility bills. It would be interesting to know how much the City did not pay and impact that is having on our utility bills. This is a worthy article!
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