Desperate to protect our waterways and our fishing areas -- Tidal fish has becomeJust wondering:drama:
Your point is well taken, Brandon but you miscounted. There are 5 separate threads on the same topic within the last week.
1. It was confirmed by an email by Councilman Wood -- that it is 80% of the owners on the waterway for the area/channel requesting the work --Let's say 10 or 20 people... which would be only a super majority of 10 or 20 people more or less. Not 80% of 800 people of the entire neighborhood. This is a confusing misrepresentation at the SDCC, the BAC meeting on March 17th and the City website....and what was presented on the ESTREAM at the Council workshop on March 15th. So, a group of 10 can vote to impact thousands... those who live on the waterway and those who use it.Captain Lee - I have heard the city's proposed neighborhood dredging program a few times. The use of city funds to help private neighborhood dredging is limited to a short access channel from the main channel up to where neighborhood channels start. The Special Service District (SSD) increased taxes will pay for neighborhood collector channels, and each participant will directly pay for their own channel and turning basin (like a driveway). Preliminary cost estimates indicate city funds amount to only 10 percent of the total dredging cost, and a portion of those city funds are participant's taxes too.
The neighborhood dredging program is a very creative approach at minimal city cost and huge participant cost spread over 16 years, and re-evaluated and adjusted every 4years. Requiring 80 percent sign-up is a super majority thereby assuring real commitment by the neighborhood.
Differences of opinion are always welcome. However, and all agree and understand that the main waterways have to be dredged -- required to be dredged -- and sand is pumped into the holding area to later be used to replenish our beaches for the entire public.. However, our councilmen, Colonel Dave Hansen "tap dancing Dave" and Phil Roahrs "Quid pro Quo Man" -- believe that they have the right to use tax payers money to enhance and increase personal wealth for a few people at the impact of others.(yes, they are going to create new deepwater canals for people who never had them on the backs of others) (And granted, some people have their waterways filled in due to the ridiculous way the city directs or non-directs storm run-off - & then has no responsibility for it) The SSD (special service tax districts) could be a great idea for those who need private dredging...and to be periodically taken out at their own site --- every 5,6 or 10, 20 years......but transfer sites impacting the citizens at terrible locations, is not.... but as stated over and over by these irresponsible city workers -- they don't have that many onboard, don't now how much -- don't see that much coming to the dredge sites -- don't now how long - just don't know when the cash flow is coming in -- and want to use start up funds from the taxpayers for an experimental venture -- a private businessman wouldn't go into this with his own funds on these terms. That's called a gambler. But, when you use other people's money, step on people with no voice -- "What the heck" roll the dice. And some of these people writing may not be affected on the water -- they get the trucks filled with sludge running in front of or behind their house ---12 months a year --- again....I believe everyone understands the need and the impact from the United States Army Corps of Engineers task of keeping our main channels navigable. As far as pleading with the powers to be -- we've done everything except fall in front of their feet and beg -- even then, I believe they'd just take a step over us. And think about it -- the higher up you go...why will they help-- come election time they need the lower people to support them.....why are they going to help...its too bad all the the NINBY folks cant get a grip ! I dont care if they cruise the channel in front of my place all day every day.
You can stand on the side, and try to be a big shot for making a difference ( even if you have no dog in this fight) !!!!!!!! and maybe you just want your name out there. !!!!!!!!!!! It doesnt matter to me. Dredging is needed and will continue to be needed for the entire inlet forever. ( well except for the select few that have masive current cleaning in front of your property). It needs to be done continously, and with the taxes water front tax payers are charged it is expected!
You can play the safety game, or what ever. the truth is , unless you want the inet to become a sand flat, it needs to be dredged!
Marina Shores docks are another game. And only your representatives are going to stop it ! get involved, call or send a message, but for god sakes do something.
This non stop bullshi########### of folks that really dont care except for Oh dang its near me or near a friend of mine, or I might be recognized for this **** has to stop. If you care ( really care), then call someone who can stop it. If you are just calling out names and have a concern or permenant ***** against the city and their lack of proper inspection of dredging operations. then at least go to someone who can stop it ...
This **** is so old. Two or three people *****ing about the same thing !!!!!!!! Sorry, forgot this was a fishing post::::::::::::: Couldnt catch a croaker today, no matter what type of bait I used! The bait fish are here, but the pups and specs arent in yet. Caught several crabs but thats all. I thank you for your support " Bartles and James" !!!!!