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June 20, 2022

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Joe

Right on schedule we get another Chronicle piece on the drought with numerous "experts" saying Newsom's strategy of local control/limits on measures is bad. Buried 20 paragraphs in is exactly what I am talking about:

That said, Newsom has leaned into the notion that local control in drought response is ideal. He’s cited a report from Crowfoot’s agency about lessons from the 2012-16 drought. The report states that mandatory water cuts should “balance statewide ‘we’re-all-in-this-together’ approaches with ways to account for local and regional differences in climate and water availability.”

The report also cites unintended consequences from the state’s response to the last drought, including that cutbacks killed countless mature trees in urban areas, landscaping that provides crucial shade to combat rising temperatures because of climate change.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/newsom-drought-water-use-17247446.php

Phinancier

And the beat goes on. 292 units in South City, 321 at the Fish Market in San Mateo. What drought?

MBGA

They (remember when those of us using "they" were accused of generalizing in a racist way or of being conspiracy nuts? Now I can be using They as the personal pronoun for Gavi or really any democrat). Anyway I think Theys know that the new American 2.0 can survive with much less per capita water usage. In a few more years as Americans 1.x are less significant and the new post constitutional government structure is fully operational Theys will be able to control water usage how ever Theys want. Lawns are a shameful reminder of our white supremacy legacy. And frankly I think Theys may have a point when I look at who is out there tending all the greenery we love to look at.

Build back denser. And bill gates has some incredible toilet technology in his portfolio. And Zuck is working on virtual showers, right here in Burlingame.

Phinancier

Drought, what drought https://www.smdailyjournal.com/news/local/whole-block-demo-approved-in-downtown-san-mateo/article_ab8b2426-f5ef-11ec-bc87-ebccc3cd221b.html?utm_source=smdailyjournal.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletters%2Fheadlines%2F%3F-dc%3D1656338408&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline

Joe

It is kind of amazing isn't it. Clowns like Goethals just bury their heads in the sand like an ostrich and two council meetings later they can rail about water restrictions with no qualms. John Horgan had a nice piece about the slot machine guy losing his space in downtown SM. It was titled "Time to bid farewell to a San Mateo institution". Here is part of it:

Steve Squires is preparing to leave town. He has to make a clean break by the end of the month on orders from his landlord. The San Mateo rental property he utilizes east of the Caltrain rail line is scheduled for redevelopment.

Squires, a very sharp and spry 84, has been a quiet commercial fixture at the same location on South Claremont Street in San Mateo since 1977 when Jimmy Carter moved into the White House.

Squires’ chosen profession: Repairing, restoring, rebuilding, trading and selling antique slot machines. It’s a unique specialty.

A visit to his cluttered, cramped, 3,000-square-foot shop last week was instructional.....
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Soon San Mateo will look like a faceless Soviet-era LegoLand just like Redwood City. The question is will B'game also go that dismal route? At least a really smart city council woman got a few of the downtown buildings some historic resource protection.

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