OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Sam Casillas, edited by Gregg Dieguez — Did you know you’re paying for a seawall tax in your Pacifica sewer rate increase? [Ed Note: Claims in this article have been disputed by the City of Pacifica. Their response is posted in this article.] Images: Click to enlarge for improved readability […]
Pacifica seawall: undisclosed costs, unanswered questions….
OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Gregg Dieguez — If you recall the fable, King Canute was the one who told the tide to stop coming in. It didn’t work. Pacifica’s governance is attempting the same thing, history be darned. There’s a hearing/vote on May 9th Pacificans should attend… Footnotes: to use, click the bracketed number […]
Sewer: We Have Met The Enemy, and He Is Us.
OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Gregg Dieguez — There is something getting everyone upset, and by everyone I include both residents and the processing at the Sewer Authority Mid-coastside (SAM) plant, which has seen processing upsets beginning last fall. Those upsets have created costs headed between $1 to 2 million, caused sewer flows with excess […]
Half Moon Bay: Planning To Fail?
OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Gregg Dieguez — Sustainability is another word for Survival. Civilizations that don’t plan for tough times are doomed to fail. Right now, Half Moon Bay is planning to fail by failing to plan. The first half of this article was spoken during citizen comment on Oct. 20, 2020 at the […]
InPerspective: MWSD Rates: How Much Is Enough?
OWN VOICE ~ InPerspective by Gregg Diegez. Coming in the midst of a deadly and expensive Pandemic, the proposed water and sewer services rate increases by Montara Water and Sanitary District (MWSD) are generating significant rate payer opposition. In addition to my natural interest as a ratepayer, I have been asked by neighbors to look […]
InPerspective: Sustainability – Enough Already?
OWN VOICE ARTICLE by Gregg Dieguez. “We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.”* Perhaps it shouldn’t take the Coronavirus to make us think about the sustainability of our civilization and our species, but people are slow to consider that there are limits to our population expansion, and that there […]