Save Morro Bay has initiated legal proceedings to count and validate approximately one thousand protest letters the City recently discarded.
According to two city officials who spoke to Save Morro Bay on the condition of anonymity, Mayor Jamie Irons and two unspecified councilmembers are reportedly encouraging city employees to publish letters to the editor that support the proposed Water Reclamation Facility, the proposed water/sewer rate hikes while discouraging residents from asking for more information. The same officials expressed concern that employees may be coerced into publicly supporting the project.
Did you find a flyer from Morro Bay Water Future on your doorstep? After reading their talking points, did you feel fearful? If so, you’re feeling exactly the way they want you to feel.
In politics, fear is the absence of fact.
Morro Bay residents can do better than resorting to misleading anonymous postcards and personal attacks to get their positions across.
This is a critical moment for Morro Bay ratepayers.
You have approximately 45 days to respond to water and sewer rate hikes for the proposed Morro Bay Water Reclamation Facility. More than ever, it’s important to make an informed decision when it comes to protesting these proposed hikes pursuant to California’s Proposition 218.
Morro Bay resident David Betonte wrote a passionately worded, but misleading viewpoint in The Tribune to support of the city’s Water Reclamation Facility. What he wrote also supports our concerns for the project.
Save Morro Bay is disappointed with the answers and comments made by City staff at the May 16 Q&A session for the Water Reclamation Facility, especially when they showed they were acutely aware of the project’s significant cost drivers and flaws.
Here’s our viewpoint, which was published in the May 15, 2018 edition of The Tribune. Some of the viewpoint was later addressed at the City of Morro Bay’s Q&A session on May 16. Our response to the City will be posted shortly.
At their April 25 Special Meeting, City staff and representatives from participating regulatory agencies made one thing clear: support our oft-delayed, expensive Water Reclamation Facility or face the consequences. This is not how critical infrastructure should be promoted. Here are our thoughts why residents should remain vigilant and continue opposing the project.
The Bay News‘ Neil Farrell wrote about Save Morro Bay in their April 12 – 25, 2018 issue (pg. 5). In the article, I was accurately referred to as a veteran of the Los Osos sewer wars. Inspired by that comment, here are lessons I’ve learned from Los Osos as a former resident.