Perspective

So, you'd rather slow 100% of the traffic to 23mph AT ALL HOURS? Keep in mind that, per the transportation study, there will be 14 times as much traffic on Hwy 1 as from the side streets. It doesn't make sense to me to slow all that traffic, all the time, for side street entrants turning …

Couple of things come to mind:

1. The CV-19 Depression is going to make financial priorities come to the fore. How often are those SWAT teams used? Cost? Same for the militarized stuff - cost vs. utilization/benefit.

2. Training: in Europe it takes 2 or 3 YEARS to train a poli…

When you aren't prepared with testing, PPE and contact tracing resources, then you have no good choices left. Our country was not. Iceland, Taiwan, South Korea, and more were. Last I looked SMC was 5th worst in state in deaths/m. Business owners, often not in the front lines & exposed…

Perspective commented on MWSD hasn't justified steep rate hike

In my 2 years of research on growth, sustainability and infrastructure, I've interviewed a number of industry consultants, public works general managers and PW vendors. The simple consensus about SAM is that no one wants the job: "It's a dumpster fire."

Something needs to change abo…

Perspective commented on Dreaming of relief to crowded coast

Had the same dream. Visitor traffic needs to be constrained. Also, arking fees - exempt for locals? of course, we could dream of starting further upstream with sustainable population control...

My take is that the Planning Commission punted the ball over to the Coastal Commission, rather than dealing with the substantive flaws raised by residents and the four (4) critical Peer Reviews submitted by Resist Density. Perhaps they were as hamstrung by protocol as citizens were in att…

We don't just have "concerns", this project is Madness on Stilts. There was no EIR, and the "study" done ignored asbestos, lead and a host of other problems surfaced when CITIZENS paid for a Peer Review. And again, when citizens paid for Peer Reviews of the Sewer Impact, the Transportatio…

Perspective commented on MWSD hasn't justified steep rate hike

1. MWSD definitely needs the money - more even. The analysis is here:

https://www.coastsidebuzz.com/inperspective-mwsd-rates-how-much-is-enough/

2. I agree that the communication and financial anticipation of the District is lacking.

3. Joel is providing new information …

Clay hit the nail on the head, but there was reporting a few years back about the REAL motivation for all that expensive gear gifted and sold at bargain prices to police departments... MONEY. As in, the MANUFACTURERS knew that if old war gear was retired they wouldn't make a dime, but if …

There were several things wrong with that meeting. Let me correct and augment this article:

1. I was an attendee. My thoughts were NOT recorded on the in-process doc the moderator was supposed to keep. Said she was a bad typist and would catch up.

2. I was NOT sent any summary…