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Posted on March 28 at 8:44 p.m.
This is a direct quote from your letter.
"What we did in San Diego was shut down that failed system and moved public sector retirement funds to 401(k)s."
It has not been proven to be a successful conversion, we will only know that in 10-20 years. In the meantime the City of San Diego has been having a terrible time retain police officers, and has had to increase their pay considerably.
And what the heck does any of this have to do with AMTRAK? The City doesn't fund rail transportation.
On All Aboard the Commuter Rail?
Posted on March 28 at 5:12 p.m.
DeMaio is not Mayor of San Diego. ALL his claims are suspect. They did not shut down the pension system. And there is NO evidence the savings he claims have materialized.
Posted on March 28 at 3:31 p.m.
Here is a simple solution.
Extend Metrolink from Ventura to Goleta. With trains on the half hour. That will destroy Caruso's plans for a 4-Star hotel. Buy Caruso out and put a water recycling plant on the site. Change popy water to drinking water and pump it up to Jameson for storage and distribution.
No parking issues, more trains from Ventura, and more water. Who could be against that?
On Miramar Hotel: No Day at the Beach
Posted on March 17 at 1:12 p.m.
Thomas, Twin roundabouts, not one. I was trying to visualize one, as the comments I read say "a roundabout." I tried zooming out on the plan, is it for the current 101 or the widened 101? Kind of hard to tell.
On From Miramar Ground Zero
Posted on March 16 at 10:51 p.m.
You are right, if they add to the burden, they should pay part of the cost. Z was indicating they should pay all of the cost. You do have to balance that with concern the more you increase the cost of the project, the less likely it is the project will pencil out. I have my doubts about the financial viability of this project as a luxury/club project. Time will tell.
A roundabout at San Ysidro? North or South of the 101? Having a hard time visualizing it, and I have been driving through it for 42 years.
Posted on March 13 at 10:07 a.m.
Zauche, Why should the Miramar pay to fix what you admit is an existing problem? Should not all of us pay to fix an existing problem?
Posted on March 12 at 12:51 p.m.
Zauche, If you are concerned about the off ramp you could always widen the freeway to include a longer off ramp lane, an aux lanes in road speak. Just like the one at Sheffield northbound.
Posted on March 3 at 5:23 p.m.
And when Slippery Rock is drained, what then? Or if it doesn't have the amount of water claimed?
De sal and water repurification are the way to go.
On Slippery Slope
Posted on February 25 at 6:51 p.m.
Your property rights end when you shut down streets I need to get to my house.
On Williams Drafts Bill to Quash Kardashian-Style Weddings
Posted on February 20 at 9:14 a.m.
I guess the near daily airstrikes don't count? Or the aid to the Kurds? Or the advisers on the ground? Or the drones overhead?
What would you do from the safety of Carpinteria? Invade Iraq again? And how would you pay for that?
Should we provide Jordan with smart bombs to use? (They are mainly using old tech dumb bombs) Should we support Assad since he opposes ISIL? Should we support Iran, since they oppose ISIL?
Is ISIL a threat in the Middle East? Yes? Are they a threat in the United States? They want to be, but no. More people have been murdered in IV in the last year by Americans than have died at the hands of ISIL in the United States. Your fear of ISIL in the US is way out of line in relation to the actual threat.
Contain ISIL in the Middle East and it will die.
On Selfish Selfies