Archive for July, 2008

The iron fist

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

The big action at today’s SCVWD Board meeting was a direction to District staff to craft a mandatory conservation plan, ready to implement in case renewed calls for voluntary 10% conservation fall short. The directors also expressed strong support for tiered pricing, where heavier water users pay more than the thrifty. About half of the […]

Rincon de los Esteros

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Tonight’s public hearing for the Alviso Slough Restoration Project was well-attended by supporters of the project. I’d estimate there were 125 people in the audience, and more than 50 got up to speak in favor, with 20-30 turning in comment cards to be read into the record. Katherine Oven began with a presentation that summarized […]

Slough of Despond

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Dick Santos has had it up to here. Paul Rogers has written a good article in this morning’s Mercury about the Alviso Slough Restoration Project, in the run-up to Wednesday’s public meeting. I would go farther in stressing that the strong feeling among Alvisans in support of this project seems to come from their living […]

Pressing business

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

I’ve been happy to see the recent coverage of the SCVWD in the Mercury. Paul Rogers has written stories on the new water quality lab and the groundbreaking for the upper Guadalupe project. Scott Herhold has written a somewhat more critical piece on the proposed Gold Street Educational Center. This morning, Paul Rogers reported on […]

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