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Posted on May 12 at 11:35 a.m.

The project has no beneficial components to the community.
A foot path for it's own residents? A bike path where one exists? A creek cleaning above and below un restored creek. How long before it reverts back to natural? A park like the one in front of the Red Lion that nobody uses? Open space on property too steep to access? No, the community gets a hundred or so residents, 300 or so car trips per day on Las Positas and infrastructure and school needs for lots of new folks.

On Why Oh Why Oh Y

Posted on May 10 at 10:38 a.m.

The developer will clean up the 600 ft of stream in front of his project. This will make his project prettier and ultimately make him more money. The developer will install foot and bike paths for residents of his project to access the beach easily. This will appeal to his buyers and make his homes more valuable as well. These are not concessions in exchange for the easement across public land. In fact they do nothing for the general public. What the public does get is more traffic at either end of Las Positas, more traffic at Cliff and Miegs, less parking at all the overcrowded Mesa businesses.

On Why Oh Why Oh Y

Posted on May 10 at 9:17 a.m.

Yes WilliamMunny........and who
pays for the maintenance of the affordable units?

On Dividing the Redevelopment Spoils

Posted on April 13 at 11:08 a.m.

Bureaucracy at it's finest! Bureaucrats A make so many rules and regulations that no one can act without bureaucratic oversight. Bureaucrat B hires bureaucrat C to do a study so bureaucrat B doesn't have to be responsible for their own decision (cleaning up the lagoon) Some day after many pages have been filled out and passed between these folks a group of workers will go to the job site and discover that the plans don't work( remember the parking garage entrance) They will design something in the field that is simple and does work (this will be done at no cost to keep the job moving). The job will be done and all those pages will be filed away as if they never existed and we will all be happy. Like the man who hits his own head with a hammer because it feels so good when he stops!

On Major Makeover for Sewer Lagoon?

Posted on April 7 at 9:02 a.m.

So Don, you feel that dictating to the voters is best when the voters make poor decisions? Who is the "decider" that makes this call?

On Mayor Gets Mixed Messages on Initiative Package

Posted on March 29 at 7:19 a.m.

"Sneaky" smiles...saying you feel real bad....sounds like todays brand of robber\politician when they get caught.
Too many of these "characters"
already without publishing the manual.

On On Fire with Arson

Posted on February 1 at 6:26 a.m.

Why did they have to 'take him out'? Why not call him in to the office (immediately if necessary) and give him the bad news?

On Arrest of Officer Goes Terribly Wrong

Posted on January 11 at 8:06 a.m.

So where do my f-ing taxes go if it's not to pay for "staff hours". Does the staffs basic wage only cover showing up and playing tiddly winks? No....these charges are to cover rising costs which have not been cut to match budget. To hell with the tax payer, they will take our money one way or another".

On County Rethinks Special Event Permits Big and Small

Posted on December 16 at 7:53 a.m.

Italiansurge...you're right about private companies and the need to play hardball to survive. However, this all changes when you are given a monopoly. Think of it like a marriage.
You aren't supposed to play hardball with your spouse once they grant a monopoly. That's why I said "here we goo", we are waiting to see if Marborg will honor the trust they've been given and actually DROP our rates now that they have the whole pie. They can certainly operate on a thinner margin now that they KNOW they have a guaranteed income.

On New Trash Monopoly All but Official

Posted on December 15 at 8:45 a.m.

If any of the folks who chose to run off BFI pretend to be surprised by Marborgs new "hardball" stance I'd say they're not being honest. That or they never took "negotiation 101"!
The article I read said multiple unit rates would see a price increase which sounds like lower income folks will be hit. This is counter to what Marborgs political consultant is saying. Its very hard to know how inexpensively a job can be done without competitive bidding. No matter how hard Mario and his political consultant try to reassure us of their commitment to the community, the fact remains that Marborgs is in the drivers seat now. Here we goooooo.

On New Trash Monopoly All but Official

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