Regulation Defiance Games - SD County/City

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james marple

San Diego, CA

#1 Nov 9, 2012
County Board members and staff are locked into spending millions of our tax dollars on lawyers to evade or delay compliance with USEPA rules. This is just the latest example of self-serving public servants fooling politicians into approving the defiance-evasion-obstruction of commonsense regulations that would cut our taxes and utility bills:

Wise politicians would correct the water pollution that violates state and federal guidelines by applying techniques and funding offered by the USEPA.

This rejection of free sensible planning is a result of the desperation of Chief Engineers who know that if they do their job right for a change then their agency will be downsized significantly. Worse yet, their past failures would become obvious, a major threat to their job security.

Will the new Board Members fecognize the false premises and distorted data that entrenched senior public servants present to them? That depends upon whether they trust what common sense tells them when it comes to deciding whether to save our rainwater or import someone else's.

Wise Supervisors will end the practice of throwing away our superabundant rainwater, instruct public servants to use the simple USEPA methods to guide it to storage so that importation and desalination will no longer be justified.

Yes, this will deny income to lawyers, consultants, contractors and bankers.
Tough.
james marple

San Diego, CA

#2 Nov 11, 2012
L A County officials are playing the same game as those in San Diego. They've announced a new tax of $54 dollaars per home to pay for Flood Control & Water Conservation District projects that their Chief Engineer has falsely claimed are necessary to comply with federal pollution regulations.

We can only guess about whether or not elected officials of L A are smart enough to finally recognize the scam their Chief Engineers have been perpetrating since a land development scheme 110 years ago set them on track to extort tax dollars by pretending to prevent floods and conserve water.

Requiring that storm drains be built instead of rainwater storage facilities (like those of Fresno or Phoenix) was a blatant violation of the chief Engineer's orders in the California Water Code to "guide all or any stormwater into soils of the District. But that planning policy locked L A into construction of the huge concrete ditches that divided the city, wasted its wealth and have thrown away more rainwater than residents have used.

Clever Chief Engineers of San Diego County mimicked the successful scam that let the professional liars of L A build an entrenched bureaucracy that bleeds more than $5,200 on average from its households. With a million plus San Diego homes paying this amount, for facilities we did not need, the damage to our economy has been enormous.

Will the new Mayor and County Board members be wise and honest enough to correct this massive scam? Or will they, like previous elected officials, meekly accept the polished lies, false premises and distorted dara handed to them by water district and public works agency managers?

Do the math and let common sense tell you if it is smart to build expensive storm drains instead of cheap rainwater storage facilities that eliminate pollution, flooding and and water importation.
james marple

San Diego, CA

#3 Jan 24, 2013
The Murrieta Flood Control plan shows that it would cost about $5,500 to convey a million gallons of storm water downstream without causing flooding.
Yet US Dept of Agriculture files show it would cost about $105 to retain a million gallons of storm water upstream so that it soaks into the soil to be available as wellwater.

San Diego County public works managers have told politicians they'll need about four billion more dollars in the next few years to manage our annual 72 billion gallons of stormwater. Yet guiding this to storage would cost only a tiny fraction of that amount (using Dept of Agriculture and USEPA methods) and avoid the $450 per home yearly cost of importing this much.

Will the newly elected City Council members be as blind to the realities of water resource management as their predecessors and the news media?
james marple

San Diego, CA

#4 Nov 10, 2013
Looks like the new Council is no smarter than the last.
County officials continue to let 900 billion gallons of
run to the ocean or evaporate away to please their
bosses in the private sector who rob us of more than
five billion dollars yearly through the land-water-energy
multiscam they are allowed to operate by our fooled or
corrupted polticians.

Just 12% of that would meet all our needs and save us
more thant $9,000 per home in the next 10 years. But
they claim they are not smart enough to get this done.

By not adopting the commonsense rainwater management
practices advocated by federal experts our public servants
are making us victims of the private sector that rewards
them with outrageous salaries and pensions.
If we elect one of the Council members who allowed this to
be our Mayor this will guarantee that the $14 billion water
scam in progress will be completed, burying us under
another $14,000 per home for unneeded faclities.

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