The Pismo Beach City Council on Jan. 15 will consider a 20-year development agreement for Spanish Springs, a mega-development in Price Canyon.
In this agreement is a provision that the developer upgrade the sewage treatment plant to a tertiary level, so it can be used for the golf course.
On a 20-year planning horizon, this is total sub-optimization of this strategic water resource and a really bad deal. The current “state of the art” now being done in Southern California (Google it) is to process it to a tertiary level then through reverse osmosis to multiple stages of sterilization. The end result is a water source more pure than bottled water, which will have many uses.
I am sure the Southern California developer knows this and wants to sneak through the less-expensive process on Pismo Beach.
If the City Council trades this little bribe for the right to development of the most desirable land left on the Central Coast, then they deserve the label of “country bumpkins” who were suckered by the big-city folks! This and other items in the development agreement make it a really bad deal for the citizens of Pismo Beach. Tell the City Council no!