Hey, been awhile! We're still here, just quiet in the relative absence of anything truly and consistently objectionable coming from Town Hall.
Nonetheless, here's an update you'll find of interest:
The Town just updated/amended its Storm Drain Master Plan.
You may recall that thankfully-defeated Storm Drain Tax from last year, when the Town pulled out all the stops and got ugly with crafting and pitching a $9 million plan for residents to fund.
SMARTMoraga pointed out numerous defects in the assumptions, the plan and the approach - along with the nefarious tactics the Town chose to employ to pitch the tax to voters at a cost of about $200,000 (mostly attorney and consulting fees trying to get it passed).
The amended storm drain plan now reveals that the Town does not need $9 million for "high priority" storm drain work as we were told 18 months ago. It needs $1 million for high and moderate priority work.
Read that again: the town doesn't need $9 million for high priority work; it needs $1 million for high and moderate priority work. Less than 11% of what residents were told/threatened just over a year ago.
Could you imagine if we had believed the storytelling and passed a tax that was over 9 times larger than necessary?
Our email box is open in the event the originators and supporters of that now-totally-debunked plan would like to say they're sorry.
Link to the amended study by clicking here
If you want to re-live the excitement of the storm drain tax, a link to our Storm Drain Central page is available by clicking here