“There are some people hoping that it will be the hot button issue that catapults them into power…”
When all else fails, ignore what is said and attack the speaker.
"Any termination - for cause, at will, or reduction in force, is subject to confidentiality..."
Yes, the Brown Act allows confidentiality for disciplinary actions , but it does not require it and this was not a disciplinary action.
The City Manager is hired by the City Council, who are elected by the citizens. "Voters can only be suspicious of management decisions that no one will defend publicly." And if that is too difficult, Scott Brown gave them a perfectly reasonable alternative. Well said.
--that better fits the water storage needs and the required redundancy (or excess water needs - in your opinion) that is required in case of fire or other emergency.
Tammy, if you had looked at the Table you would know what the identified need was, in the north and in the south.
As for emergencies; the new tank will have the 1/2 million gallons of fire reserve recommended. The Staff Report pointed out that the down town area has wooden structures build close together and the Fire Chief, based on a fire in Old Town Eureka said that 1 million gallons would be needed to fight a fire in down town. Right now there is 1 million gallons when the tanks are full, as the day goes on the risk of not having the water to fight a fire down town increases.
A pipe down Christian Ridge Road would make the 5 million gallons in Vancil available to fight a fire. I repeat, the new tank will have 1/2 million gallons of fire reserve storage.
“Where is the current need? What are the projected future needs citywide, for Zones 1-5, and Zones 6-8?” Those questions were at the bottom of the chart so and are answered by the chart.
Did you get that DeBoice email that describes the improvements needed to use Vancil? Meet me for lunch and I'll give you a copy.
Well hello Tammy, what have you been doing with yourself?
Did you ever look at the information I referred you to the last time? Was it the information on water storage needs in Table 1 in the Preliminary Design Report?
Try this one: Go to City Hall, ask to see the May 12, 2008 email, Subject: FW: Water System Operation, from Dr. DeBoise (Ph.D. P E). He wrote: "Attached is a writeup that describes how I think the system would operate if Vancil were used instead of Stewart Street for the lower zone storage."
That attachment is written in plain English. Come on, Tammy, you can do it. Then come back and we'll talk about some other facts.
I am not questioning the water storage needs, I am simply sharing information you may not be aware of. Fortuna has storage in the north, we need it elsewhere.
BTW, are you journalist, an expert in the field of journalism? What is the difference between you questioning the need for a jet's tail fin and questioning what will be published by the NCJ?
Answer to question posed - Nothing, everybody knows that a jet needs a tail fin and that freedom of the press is a hallmark of our country. Well, I thought everyone knew.
Speaking of knowing, you never told us how you knew who my son, with a different last name, was. One great difference between us is that you can take potshots at me here and maybe you are not even using your own name. Come out of the shadows, Tammy, tells us a little about yourself. You may not be an expert in aerodynamics, but I neither am I. Hey, we have something in common!
...except the improvements only reached the fence line. Still needed, a couple pumps and pipeline to downtown.
and Heidi, thanks for posting this. BTW, one of the Water Revenue Bond projects was the Vancil Modification project. So that old Vancil has been relined, replumbed and is ready to go...
Opps! http://FortunaCitizen.comto see for yourself.
The experts have spoken. I include what City Staff said and then what other expert information sources say. I invite others to view the documentary themselves and see for themselves.
The determination will be made by the City Council. All I am suggesting is that there is enough evidence to suggest the prior decisions were made on incorrect facts and that we should take a look at the very real possibility of using Vancil reservoir.
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