Comments by Kathryn Slater Carter
This story and comments are more relevant now, July 2012, in retrospect, than it was then. Mackintosh, Alifano and Riddell have voted to start accruing even more unfund liabilities. Bthet did this on July 3, 2012! They do not care how much future debt they are obligating this community to...how do I know? They did not ask the question before they voted for 'defined benefits' for the staff at the go -it -alone, cut the CALFIRE contract , meetings! sign the petition, then vote to keep a debt free district…
I have successfully used dry ice to kill them. Be careful, you can hurt yourself. Buy someat Safeway, Linda Mar. Put a big chunk in the higher elevation tunnels. The co2 goes into the sleeping chamber and they drift off to a permanent 'nap'. Does not kill other wildlife or pets
Great comments. More relevant now, 4 years later, than before: Alifano, Riddell, Mackintosh have set our fire district, in July 2012, on the path of returning to this old, expensive, discredited model.
Sign the recall petition to put this issue on the ballot. Volunteers are at post offices, New Leaf and Safeway
This topic was covered in an excellent manner. The gentleman, who presented first for the neighbors, did an excellent job. I am impressed by how much prep work has been done. Thanks to POST, GGNRA, CalFire, and Coastside Fire Protection District. We are in a much better situation than we were in years past. Thanks to all for the info and all the hard work.
I agree with Mike and Leonard: Charles knows the Coastal Commission issues and the background on many of the issues. I have worked with =him on MWSD issues and enjoy his common sense attitude. The Commission was wise to choose him.
I asked the head engineer about how thick the remaining rock the machine was digging through - he indicated that it was about a foot or so. There appeared to be a concrete type material applied to the rock surface the audience was looking at. My guess is it was to keep rocks and dust from being launched into the observers. CalTrans went to a great deal of effort to make this a successful 'event'. I was impressed by how much care and thought went into it. It was impressive to talk to some of the folks…
Hi all, The Coastal Commission concurred with the new County Cell tower regulations today: b. San Mateo County LCP Amendment No. SMC-MAJ-1-09 (Wireless Facilities). Certification Review. Concurrence with the Executive Director’s determination that action by the County of San Mateo, accepting certification of SMC-MAJ-1-09 (Wireless Facilities), with suggested modifications, is legally adequate. (MC-SF). staff report and amended regs can be found at: http://documents.coastal.ca.gov/reports/2010/9/W9b-9-2010.pdf…
Barry, I am glad you posted photos of the caterpillar and cocoon stages. These are wonderful creatures at all stages of their lives. The evidence I have used if spot evidence of these creatures in the past by looking for Ceanothus plants that have the leaves stripped to the branch. Looking closely will reveal a caterpillar close by. The plant will regrow the leaves, please do not use pesticide to get rid of these caterpillars.
Darin, I suggest we start a list of questions to add to your five excellent questions. I'll start with a few: How much time has the Planning Department allocated for finishing the EIR? How much will this cost the Planning Dept? Where in the budget can this item be found? Will the fees other builders/homeowners pay be raised to compensate for this expenditure or is there a reimbursement agreement from the Big Wave group? Is this a courtesy that will be extended to other projects in the future - say…
If Darin can't be there I'll volunteer to run his camera or use my own small one so it can be replayed on Montara Fog
Darin, Pinning the lack of action by the county to include the many needs of the coast in its stimulus fund package on one person, or even several, because they were not 'nice & polite' paints county staff as small minded and vindictive. Blaming the MCC for a lack of leadership is missing the bigger picture. The county politicians pay attention of organized voter blocks. If the midcoast were as organized as some of the ethnic groups in the county, or as organized and well funded as the labor unions,…
Darin, There are undeveloped lots with wells drilled years ago - these can be built on until the groundwater management plan is in place. As I said at the meeting on Tuesday, I invite the Board of Supervisors to work with us to have adequate water supplies for buildout of our district. I have made this offer repeatedly for the past ten years. The County has never called me, nor MWSD to form a team. Do you think we should have salt water intrusion ruining someones well before we put a groundwater…
Neil and/or Darin, Please cite where in the initial post or subsequent comments the supervisors or a supervisor was 'called a name". I did see descriptions of their attitudes and comments, but that is not the same a applying a label to someone. Neil wrote: No building until the wet weather flow sewer problem is solved? Doesn’t anyone except me worry that attaching that issue to development will slow down the solution? Lets fix our sewer problems now. No more sewage leaking into the ocean, whether…
Remember, the sale is today.
I am so pleased to read in the Examiner that the San Mateo County Democratic Central Committee voted to endorse April Vargas for our District 3 Board of Supervisors seat. I know having April as our representative will give those of us who realize that the San Mateo County midcoast is a valuable resource for all Californians, and should be recognized as such by the governing board of the entire county. April understands that the Local Coastal Plan decision will be with us for a very long time. She…
The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in 2 locations -
Linda Mar Center, by Starbucks and Fairmont Center, by Starbucks.
Parents, grandparents, teachers, daycare providers - PSV has hundreds, if not thousands, of great kids books for you to select from on Sat. at this one day event. Although the sale starts early, there is still a good selection late in the day. I case you did not notice, this year the sale ends at 2 p.m.
I hope to see you there.
Highway 80 between Sacramento and the Bay Area is 3 lanes each direction. The solution is not in expensive, outdated ways of thinking. The problem is not a lack of parking for those waiting to get through the stop lights - perhaps smarter use of the stop lights is one answer. I found this article on TreeHugger.com: Networked Traffic Lights Could Save Time, Fuel, and Lives by Michael Graham Richard, Ottawa, Canada on 03.18.10 CARS & TRANSPORTATION BUZZ UP! Photo: Flickr, CC Dumb Traffic Lights are…
I am shocked at the precedent this sets - plead poverty and write your own CEQA docs.
I am not shocked - the reason for the tree massacre is the same one given for the widening of Highway 1 - poor urban planning.
Perhaps an appeal to the Public Utilities Commission to make PG&E underground the wires as a condition on a future rate increase might be useful. The kids and citizens should ask the City Council to use city staff get this done as a better alternative.
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