Larkspur shuns Marin Energy Authority

Larkspur shuns Marin Energy Authority

There are 10 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from May 21, 2009, titled Larkspur shuns Marin Energy Authority. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

The council Wednesday voted 4-0 against joining the effort. Mayor Dan Hillmer, an architect, recused himself because of energy and water conservation projects that he is working on professionally.

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Good job

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#1 May 21, 2009
Rational management. How refreshing for Marin.

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#2 May 21, 2009
This should be interesting....
Will Muir

Mill Valley, CA

#3 May 21, 2009
aren't these the same cities that have fought so hard against the SMART train? if Larkspurt will have to manage the energy authority by itself, and pay the lions share of the costs, heh?

A few well placed windmills in that abandoned quarry behind the movie theatre would power all 3500 homes in that town, and who would object to a windfarm next to the eyesore San Quentin? Maybe Arnold will sell it to someone with the wisdom to tear it down, move the prison to Chowchilla, and power Southern Marin using the ceaseless wind off the bay point there...ask any windsurfer.

San Anselmo, CA

#4 May 22, 2009
did you notice the reference to 20 more government employees
this is how it starts
first sell the program
sound like a good idea a noble cause
then hire staff temporarily funded
then convince the public how important it is for them to pay for it
Book Em Danno

Livermore, CA

#5 May 22, 2009
It's the Mexican's fault.

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#6 May 22, 2009
How much of Larkspur is in the flood/sea level rise zone? They'll be under water soon bailing and pumping like mad, and we'll be able to put our thumbs on our collective noses and wiggle our fingers at them.

Neanderthal knuckle draggers.
94903 Land

Larkspur, CA

#7 May 22, 2009
City Manager Jean Bonander said the council's position was firm. "They made it really clear that a small city like Larkspur whose focus has always been on really basic core services and doesn't know anything about running an electrical utility, it probably didn't make a lot of sense for us to take that kind of risk," she said.

Wow how refreshing to hear someone making a rational decision - focusing their efforts for their City on "basic core services" and admitting they don't know a thing about running a utility business. City Mgr Jean to run for Supervisor?! They need someone like you.

Since: Apr 09

Marin County, CA

#8 May 22, 2009
Amen, Larkspur. If this were such a good idea, the backers wouldn't have to sucker stupid council's into it.
Gwen Volkman

San Rafael, CA

#9 May 22, 2009
Good for Larkspur! Now let's write to our federal legislators and tell them not to fund the SMART train so we don't have to have that imposed on us either!

San Jose, CA

#10 May 22, 2009
People are waking up to the fact that big and bigger government will not solve our energy needs.
Apparently some of the armchair enviros know that.

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