Monthly Archives: February 2011

Desal’s Troubling Track Record

March 17, 2009 Tampa Bay Water’s long-troubled desalination plant is having more problems. The $158 million plant, which opened five years late and cost $40 million more than expected, remains unable to supply the full 25 million gallons a day … Continue reading

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What the City Council Hasn’t Been Told

If City Council members spend a moment looking at the above graph, it’s hard to imagine they would agree to shell out more money for the desal project. But that’s what the Water Department is asking them to do at … Continue reading

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Who Won at LAFCO

Wallace Stegner, who lived his last decades in the Santa Clara Valley, wrote, “In pragmatically creating for ourselves a favorable habitat in unknown country, we characteristically damage the country and destroy the habitats of native species”. Stegner makes the point … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Mike Rotkin

In a guest editorial in the Jan 30 Sentinel, Mike Rotkin responded to an editorial that I co-wrote with Paul Gratz and David Stearns. Mike wrote, “I was frankly shocked at the willingness of the authors…to mislead readers with fear-based … Continue reading

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