Want a HONEST mayor? FILNER!

Want a HONEST mayor? FILNER!

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San Diego, CA

#1 May 8, 2012
Sick of corruption?

San Diego, CA

#3 May 9, 2012
Diogenes wrote:
Sick of corruption?
I think he's great!
Filner is a joke

San Diego, CA

#4 May 10, 2012
Filner=Union Labor Puppet.
james marple

San Diego, CA

#5 Oct 12, 2012
Filner HONEST ???

He's been around for a long time without raising a ruckus about
how our County Board of Supervisors and Public Works department
have cooperated closely to defy State Law and federal guidelines
that ALL stormwater be saved, as is standard practice in Fresno.
(It gets much less rain but stores enough
of this to meet all its household needs.)

He has had complete access to state and federal officials who
know this single failure of City and County officials is costing
us over $5,200 yearly per household, with a string of increases
for unnecessary facilities on the way.

We the People who have to scratch up complete and accurate
information the hard way know that Filner has been a prime
obstacle Upstate to smart management of our abundant rain.

Seems appropriate to conclude that if Filner is honest
then he must be as badly informed as we have been.
Why else would he ignore our "Chinatown" movie scenario
of dumping rainwater to the ocean so that we have to
pay extortion for imported or desalinated water?

We gave him the power to inform himself - and us - properly.

It would be plain foolish to continue electing professional
politicians who will not let us see all planning options clearly,
with costs and benefits presented fully and fairly.

Well-informed citizens have much better judgment collectively than polticians but smart politicians treat voters like mushrooms;
"Keep them in the dark and feed them horse manure".
james marple

San Diego, CA

#6 Oct 24, 2012
"Honest Bob?"

Looking back at Mayoral candidate Filner's record as a Congressman we find no indication that he used his broad powers to give us complete and accurate information about the monstrous land/water/energy scam our Chief Engineers were perpetrating to gain more power and job security by not doing the job assigned to them by the California Legislature.

That job was "to guide all or any stormwaters into soils of the District" so that we would not have chronic flooding, pollution and water shortages.

It is possible, of course, that Congressman Bob did not realize this scam was in progress, his education in "the history of science" would not have endowed him with the common sense needed to perceive blatant deceit and defiance of the State Water Code by highly skilled professional liars appointed to manage our public works agencies.

My mail to Bob's office fifteen years ago was not acknowledged so it seems safe to assume that his staff wanted him to remain locked into perpetuating the County's defiance of state and federal instructions. This earned him generous campaign funding from the land developers who were buying floodplain land cheap and using public funds to build storm drains and water lines that made it sell for many times their investment. This politician's staff was well aware that their jobs depended upon him being re-elected.

If County and City Chief Engineers had applied the simple, cheap rainwater management methods that federal agencies recommended there would have been no windfall profits for these land developers from pushing the huge burden of infrastucture debt onto the public. So they worked with Filner to avoid the federal rules, dumping wastewater to the ocean instead of sending it to farmers and dumping rainfall to the ocean, so that importation became necessary. The appointed managers knew perfectly well that expensive storm drains, flood control facilities and water importation project would be unnecessary if they adopted sensible rainwater management. But their job security was dependent upon pleasing the land developers by fooling honest politicians into not realizing it was silly to fight the sensible planning federal experts demanded when this was much cheaper and much more publicly beneficial.

In summary; It would be nonsensical to think that candidate Filner might suddenly change his attitude as Mayor and work hard to replace the crooked entrenched bureaucrats who gave him his power.
james marple

San Diego, CA

#7 Oct 11, 2013
The new election validates above comments of CRWM mambers a year ago.

Do any of the new candidates recognize the deliberate misinformation of local officials to prevent adoption of sensible rainwater management methods?

Are any of them wise enough to see that sensible plans could be fast-tracked so that dozens of small dams are built within a few months to begin storing 12% of our trillion-and-a-half gallons of pure annual rainfall?

Do any of them have enough personal integrity to consult with the federal experts who offer to provide planning, design and funding for this work?

Looks like we're stuck with paying for the Carlsbad desalinator scam, thanks to Bob, but at least we could reverse the rising cost of our water if we vote smart..

San Diego, CA

#8 Oct 11, 2013
Bob didn't do anything that any other man wouldn't want to do. He wanted to skullf**K all the women, what's wrong with that.
james marple

San Diego, CA

#9 Oct 13, 2013
The common sense and proven managing ability of current candidates for
Mayor deserve close scrutiny this time.
Letting new reporters tell us who to vote for is a fool's game.

Past Mayors have not pushed the City Council into choosing Public Works chiefs smart enough to provide codes and policies that guide most of our rainwater to storage instead of dumping it to the ocean. That single action would eliminate the need to desalinate and import water, proven by Fresno and Phoenix that get less rain but meet all their household needs with it because their landscapes absorb all rain instead of shedding it downstream.

Our bills will have to rise by $54 a month in the next several years to pay for the desalination plant and dam raising by County officials. Wiser Council members and a smarter Mayor would call a hlalt to this waste of $10 billion to enrich water and land profiteers, by instructing our public servants to comply with California Water Code instructions to save "all or any stormwaters" by guiding these into storage.
That simple action would cost less than dumping it to the ocean and end the flooding-pollution that will otherwise cost us another $4+ billion to fix.

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