Brad Snook 
Member since Jun 22, 2017

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Re: “No public benefits

Quote"What we know now from the expert panel of wastewater professionals and the memorandum of understanding between the city and Tri W Enterprises Inc. is: 1) Costs can be reduced by using another site; 2) There are no benefits to ratepayers to using the South Bay Boulevard site; and 3) The unnecessarily higher cost of building at the South Bay Boulevard site is for the purpose of subsidizing private interests. Under Proposition 218, money spent on building at the South Bay Boulevard site above what would be spent at another site is not money spent on providing water and sewer services to rate payers and is unconstitutional." Unquote

Number 1: It's true the City Council chose a site that was analyzed to cost more. But, that was after the "Not in my back yard" folks drove up the cost of the project by threatening to sue if the Righetti site was chosen instead. By choosing a site outside of city limits, the council demonstrated that it was worth the investment to reduce long-term exposure to NIMBY-ism. There's nothing unconstitutional about that!

Number 2: There are many benefits... Such as, getting the project done on the most favored site, the most analyzed site, the site outside the coastal zone with lots of separation from neighbors is a sound, long-term investment. Investing in a site that RWQCB and the Coastal Commission Staff have said is favorable is beneficial and sound policy. There's nothing unconstitutional about that!

Number 3: Yes, buying property anywhere else except the existing site could be seen as "subsidizing private interests"... They might also be subsidizing private interests by shuttering the existing plant in the coastal zone on Atascadero Road. Think of how the properties near Morro Rock and High School students could benefit, and there's nothing unconstitutional about that!

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Posted by Brad Snook on 08/09/2018 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Look behind the green door

There's Al Fonzi employing his expertise in spreading propaganda against his perceived enemy... In this case, the supporters of clean air and water. Millions of new jobs await our country's workforce in Clean Energy, benefiting everyone's health -- especially for the poor -- which in turn saves us money. However, the status-quo Dirty Fuels industry is back-stopped by huge government subsidies, lobbyists galore, and politicians who can do the Oil & Gas industry's bidding in the dark corners of government (like the committee mentioned by Al Fonzi above). BTW: The issue actually did make the mainstream press: http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-…

Otherwise, it's getting exactly the coverage it deserves -- Not much.

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Posted by Brad Snook on 07/05/2018 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Want to talk about climate? Just ask

Well stated! Thank you, Dr. Weymann

Posted by Brad Snook on 06/14/2018 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Compton listens

This letter has appeared in Cal Coast News, Santa Maria Times, here... However, it doesn't say what Supervisor Compton has actually done to help the district conserve water. I know Supervisor Compton is capable of listening. But, what has she done?

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Posted by Brad Snook on 05/04/2018 at 4:24 PM

Re: “District 4, take your pick: South County voters will choose between Lynn Compton and Jimmy Paulding for county supervisor

Lynn Compton's total donations were an AVERAGE of $400.00 from 400 donors? An "average" and she claims Paulding is hiding something? Hmmm...

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Posted by Brad Snook on 03/15/2018 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Offshore omen

The value to the ocean is not determined by the market value of the fishery. I hope the author is aware of that.

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Posted by Brad Snook on 01/25/2018 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Division plagues South County Sanitation District

John Clemons knows that plant, inside and out. Stop wasting ratepayer money, and get him back to work.

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Posted by Brad Snook on 06/22/2017 at 3:10 PM

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