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January 08, 2014

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James

38.1 million people in CA + Sea Level Rise = Votes.

38.1 million people in CA + Reducing Population = No Votes.

Sell-Outs-R-Us

Water shortage?

I know, divert alot of our water in Norcal to Socal, so that they can build more houses down there and destroy our environment up here.

It'll cost another $67,000,000,000 that we don't have, but it will create votes from those that benefit economically.

http://www.mercurynews.com/politics-government/ci_24795356/delta-tunnels-plans-true-price-tag-much-67

Joe

Here's a bit of the DJ article describing the difference between reservoir-based systems and ground/well-based:

But last year depleted some of the storage and the reservoirs weren’t substantially replenished, Thomas said. The impacts may not be felt by those in the Bay Area, but for those living in other parts of the state, prolonged periods of minimal rainfall may have larger effects, Thomas said.

“If you have a managed water supply, such as the Hetch Hetchy system, you’re going to get through the dry period fairly well. But if you live in a rural area where you depend upon ground or well water … those systems can be unreliable in prolonged dry weather. So we will be working to assist those communities, homeowners and towns that don’t have sustainable, reliable water supplies,” Thomas said.

The rest of the piece is here: http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2014-01-09/driest-year-on-record-water-officials-urge-more-conservation/1776425116209.html

hillsider

Jackie could not find the bayfront with a GPS and a guide dog. If the party isn't in hillsborough and the caterer doesn't have canapes she is lost. Pine should be ashamed of himself.

Lorne

Speaking of "Priorities" (per the original heading of this post), is there any news/update about the Council's annual goal setting session this past Saturday. This is the most recent document I found on the city's website (which I believe is now outdated):

http://www.burlingame.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=10287

Joe

I missed it this year, so unless some other scribe went, we will have to rely on the official report when published.

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