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.
Continue reading “The City Doesn’t Want You Asking Questions. Why?”
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.
Continue reading “Beware the Politics of Fear”
Morro Bay residents can do better than resorting to misleading anonymous postcards and personal attacks to get their positions across.
Continue reading “Transparency Matters”
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.
Continue reading “Our Response to David Betonte’s Tribune Viewpoint”
The City of Morro Bay is slated to hire Carollo Engineers, yet another major environmental engineering firm, as their Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Program Manager for a nearly five-year contract. Here’s why it’s a problem.
Continue reading “Citizens Not Included”
Supporters of the Morro Bay City Council recently referred to a webpage provided by Councilwoman Marlys McPherson. The page bills itself as “Facts About the [Water Reclamation Facility],” yet the actual facts and important context is conspicuously absent.
Continue reading “Wishful Thinking”
Without a project management team, the City of Morro Bay has hired a litany of consultants to study and assess the Morro Bay Water Reclamation Facility. After millions of ratepayer dollars spent and five years of project delays, have residents truly benefited from the revolving door of consultants?
Continue reading “A Revolving Door of Consultants”
See that young man speaking at the podium? That’s me. It can be you too. Continue reading “Speak Up, Step Up”
We want to work with the California Coastal Commission.
We recognize issues previously identified by their staff as coastal and climate change hazards at identified sites west of Hwy. 1. You can read the September 22, 2017 letter sent to the City of Morro Bay by Central Coast District Director Dan Carl of the Coastal Commission here, which succinctly outlines their concerns:
Continue reading “Difficult, But Not Impossible”