Reward water efficiency
We are about to install a water-efficient low-flow toilet.
When I called the CCSD, they informed me they were no longer giving rebates. Now that the CCSD has not run out of money, how about extending the incentives for low-flow toilets and other water-efficient appliances?
Aren’t we still trying to save water?
Why a speech writer at CCSD?
In the early 21st century, in the wee hamlet of Cambria, it was normal leadership practice for those leaders to speak directly to the people.
Soon, however, there emerged the practice of hiring a speech writer — or information officer — so that information now often begins implying thus: “If I make a mistake in speaking, pardon me and treat it as due to inexperience rather than dishonesty.”
Death with dignity
The End of Life Option Act has been reintroduced to the State Assembly Public Health Committee as Bill ABX2 15. The deadline is Sept. 11.
I am asking that you support this very important Act by simply calling Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian at 549-3381 to ask for his positive vote.
I believe that we all deserve the right to choose assisted death over long-term suffering.
Unimpressed with fire discussion
My wife and I are concerned about Cambria’s current fire risk, and welcomed the opportunity to attend today’s (Aug.31) fire-prevention workshop at Veterans Hall. However, we were disappointed to witness the proceedings.
First, it was not a fire-prevention workshop, but a discussion about the pros and cons of contracting with Cal Fire to provide Cambria’s fire services exclusively, ending the historic arrangement through which Cambria Fire and Cal Fire share service delivery according to their different mandates.
Second, the two CCSD co-chairs neither introduced themselves, nor provided any background. No meeting minutes were taken, and no report will be circulated for public perusal. One co-chair took notes to brief the CCSD board.
Third, the audience, including two former fire chiefs, was virtually unanimous in rejecting the proposed change in fire service delivery, for clear technical, financial and
community-specific reasons. The co-chairs failed to describe any advantages of changing the status quo, but only referred to the nonbinding recommendation of a recent SLO grand jury hearing that, according to a knowledgeable source, may have been influenced by a jury member with a conflict of interest.
Last, the audience pointed out that today’s meeting had been incorrectly publicized, and attendance was poor and called for another meeting to be held in the near future following an accurate and widely disseminated announcement.
Today’s exercise of local democracy at work in Cambria was not impressive.
Dr. Robin Biellik