Phil utilities are water, waste water, electric and gas, not street repair.
Tejon Tech planning and committments for the Neumann system was made years ago and can not nor should not be abandoned on a whim.
He is definitely his own man and only out to benefit himself and not the community
The Sierra Club determining whether it is economically feasible to continue operating a coal fired power plant? Isn't that like a starving lion deciding if its next meal is an endangered species?
Utility workers receive about 10% less than workers in comparable positions in comparable plants. The retirement is excellent but only costs as much as social security to the employer and a bit more to the worker. They can not retire at age 40 unless disabled and then it is with a maximum of 50% pay. As a result of not being union they can do a complete task with less workers than a union as they are not regulated to only machinist or boilermaking, carpentry, etc.
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