Crop of Candidates Battle for Board o...

Crop of Candidates Battle for Board of Supervisors Seat

There are 10 comments on the story from Jun 3, 2012, titled Crop of Candidates Battle for Board of Supervisors Seat. In it, reports that:

Five candidates are vying to become the first new San Diego County supervisor since 1995 as they battle to replace the retiring Pam Slater Price in District 3, which stretches from Encinitas and Escondido to north San Diego.

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California living

Alhambra, CA

#1 Jun 3, 2012
Lots to consider
Northwest settler

Alhambra, CA

#2 Jun 3, 2012
So much at stake
Northwest settler

Alhambra, CA

#3 Jun 3, 2012
Souch at stake
Dan Salazar


#4 Jun 5, 2012
VOTE YES on Prop A.........Stop the Madness of continuing to enable Union Greed to rob every other working man or woman in San Diego from getting a JOB. Union tax slavery must Stop NOW.
james marple

San Diego, CA

#5 Oct 12, 2012
Are any of them qualified? Pam Price certainly was not.

Are any of these candidates wise enough to recognize that the Board has flatly refused to comply with the California Water Code that requires officials to apply planning that guides "all or any stormwaters intio soils of the District" ?

Or have they been dumbed down by teachers, public officials, politicians and news reporters who claim it is necessary to dump more rainwater to the ocean than we use so that we have to import a replacement for it or build desalination plants?

Ordinary common sense tells us this is stupid but the people who own our news services, and use these to push polticians and public servants into withholding critical planning options from us, have taken in so many tens of billions of unerned dollars from deliberate misplanning that they do not hesitate to buy whatever and whoever it take to perpetuate this gross scam.
james marple

San Diego, CA

#6 Oct 28, 2012
More questions about these candidates:

Which ones are professional politicians who have been in office for many years without even realizing that we are being ripped off form more than $5,200 yearly per home because they did not recognize the water scams perpetrated by public works/water district chief engineers/managers?

Which candidates are smart enough to figure this out if we hand them facts and figures that contradict what the the public works and water district bureaucrats have been feeding politicians and news services since WW II?

It takes no special knowledge about rainfall to discover that we use less than one-tenth of ours, and from these figure out that these professional liars have been protecting their jobs instead of doing waht State Law orders them to do.("Guide all or any stormwaters into soils of the District ... prevent loss or contamination of these waters".)

Our chronic flooding and water shortages are not due to storms and droughts, "Acts of God", as Professional Engineers claim; These are wholly avoidable, as other cities have proven. Our enormous tax and utility costs are inarguable proof that the experts who advise us have been either too incompetent or too crooked to do the jobs we paid them to do. Our trust as clients was violated to protect their job security and ensure their pensions.
james marple

San Diego, CA

#7 Nov 7, 2012
There's been significant change in the County Board of Supervisors, perhaps so much change that the new ones will be brave enough to review policies and practices of previous Boards.

If they do this before their database is poisoned by the agency managers that became entrenched then the absurdity of imprting water to this county that receives more than a trillion gallons yearly will become apparent. Chronic flooding where there is a chronic water shortage is inarguable proof of bad planning, wise new Board members would spot attempts to cover this up.

But if the new Board members meekly submit to letting civil engineers, consultants, lawyers and other professional liars be their primary source of information then the same old way will continue to be the same old way of mismanaging our treasure of plentiful rainfall.

If these new Board members lack trust in their common sense then we who pay the wages of all those drones will continue to see 90
% plus of our rainwater run off to the ocean while billions of our tax dollars are spent for canals-dams-tunnels-pumps to import a replacement for it.

The "Chinatown" / Cadillac Desert scheme will proceed full speed ahead.
james marple

San Diego, CA

#8 Feb 17, 2013
Item from budget of the San Diego County Water Authority:
-- Figure 3: CIP Expenditure Profile
Spent thru June 2011 ($1.5 B)
Relining and Pipe Replacement ($0.6 B)
Pipeline 6 ($0.4 B)
2nd Crossover Pipeline ($0.4 B)
Other ($0.3 B)
San Vicente Dam Raise ($0.3 B)

The Manager communicates with the Board of Directors about major expenditures in this 'shorthand' that adds up to another 3.5 billion of debt to add to the Carlsbad Desalinator's billion cost and previous debt that is already 20% of our water bills.

Meanwhile her staff came up with a plan very much like the Poway school bond scheme that hid the true cost of unnecessary facilities. And like that one, the cost to water customers will be really huge when the bill comes due.(Fig 5 of the District's "Multi-Year" Budget for 2012 & 2013) Instead of paying as we go we will enrich investors by paying up to ten times as much.
james marple

San Diego, CA

#9 Mar 25, 2013
From Union Tribune forum:

~~~~~ Death Spiral to Implosion ~~~~~

A PhD economist commented to our group; -"Ecomomic Implosion, collapsing inward, is caused by a few individuals who rob us through government." --- His cure for this was to illuminate the raid and raiders so that public outrage will make voters choose politicians wise enough to find capable, impartial experts outside of their staffs to illustrate all planning options for a change.

We looked long and hard to find the following:
- US Geologic Survey experts said we get ten+ times as much rain as we use and 2/3 is "catchable" to store in aquifers that can hold a 45-year supply.
- US Dept of Agriculture techs showed the cost of catching as much rain as we use would be $100 to $400 per million gallons.(vs $2,100 per million for imported water and ~$6,000 per million to desalinate seawater.)
- US EPA experts said this would end floods and polluted stormwater runoff.
- Univ CA economists saw major tax and utility bill cuts as a result of this.

$3.5 Billion in new debt for a seawater desalinator will give us 18 billion gallons of clean water yearly. Yet 50 billion gallons is dumped to the ocean each year instead of being cleaned (new debt ~$170 million) for industrial and irrigation uses. Someone is going to pick our kid's pockets real bad.

And: That ocean dumping ruined our sport/commercial fishing industries, made our beaches undesirable to tourists and is now killing off seals.

How many more wake-up calls do we need to find smart/honest politicians?
james marple

San Diego, CA

#11 Jun 30, 2014
Looks like the folks who scan this forum are not mucn interested in correcting the theft of $6,000 yearly from a "typical" family.(wealthy families pay much more, of course, and "poor families do not realize that their rent-car-food-utility costs would be reduced significantly if they vote for sensible, honest candidates for a change.)

Talking about the billions that our public servants are spending for services and facilities they know we do not need does not make the true cost of this corruption clear to most of us. Describing the cost to each family will be more effective, perhaps.

Every SD County home accumulated another $500 of debt last year and again this year to build the Carlsbad Desalination Plant. The clever criminals who pushed this projects through will be enriched immediatly by their cut of its billion-dollar cost. Then the bankers and investors will collect another 2.5 billion dollars of interest on the bonds as we pay this amount back over the next 20 years.

That's only $175 less for each family to spend at Christmas. No biig deal for a lot of folks but pretty important for some families.
This extortion is made easy to bear by spreading out the payments.
It is still extortion through government by the people we elect.

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