Archive for June, 2008

Alviso Slough

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

This morning’s big item was the resolution to “Set Public Hearing and Issue Draft Engineer’s Report and Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for Public Review and Comment Regarding Alviso Slough Restoration Project.” Said reports are available here, but, be warned. They are massive. Paper copies are also available for public review at the Alviso branch […]

Water rates

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Two weeks ago, when the SCVWD Board had got to the end of its budget week without having finished, they set a special meeting for today, 9 June, to get through it all. Director Estremera proclaimed “We won’t leave until it’s done, even if we have to set up cots in the Board room.” At […]

It’s official

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Governor Schwarzenegger declared a drought yesterday, the first since 1991, although he stopped short of declaring a state of emergency. He’s calling for voluntary conservation efforts, and giving them time to work before imposing mandatory water rationing. It’s unfortunate that California as a whole whipsaws between pushing conservation in dry years and ignoring it in […]

Thank you for your support

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

I congratulate Joe Judge on his victory yesterday, and I thank him for running such a positive campaign. And I thank everyone who supported me. I had a terrific time running for this seat, and I look forward to more involvement with water issues. Keep reading! There is more to come.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

For up-to-the-minute election results, click here and scroll down.

Don’t forget to vote!

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Thanks, Jack!

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

I’m proud to get the endorsement of Jack VanZandt, who runs San Jose Inside.

Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

This piece in the Sacramento Bee is remarkable for many reasons. First, the strangeness of which he freely acknowledges, Dan Walters praises the city government of San Francisco: The liberal bastion of San Francisco might seem to be the last place to discover hardheaded realism on public employee pensions and health care, but if Proposition […]

Dry boats

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

The county boat inspection program seems to be functioning. “By 2 p.m. Saturday, inspectors at Anderson Lake had climbed into and crawled under about 56 boats. They sent about 13 away after finding water in the hull or the motor. Some were also sent back with other problems.”

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