A big thank you to the more than 130 people who packed the Monterey City Council Chambers for the first of three Public Participation Hearings on the Regional Water Project. The testimony was, in most cases, well-reasoned and articulate, and the vast majority of those who spoke asked the PUC to fix the glaring problems with the current scheme for running the Regional Project. So many people were so well-informed and so well spoken, in fact, that we’ve rarely sat (or, in this case, stood) through a public hearing that gave us more hope for the future of direct democracy and effective community engagement.
If you missed it, don’t worry. The final two hearings will be Tuesday, June 29 at 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the Oldemeyer Center at 986 Hilby Ave. in Seaside.
For more information see yesterday’s post.
We’ll see you there …