Why the Monterey Peninsula Hasn’t Been Able to Solve its Water Problems

February 7, 2012

The Monterey Peninsula and the ocean: “Water, water every where, Nor any drop to drink.

As everyone knows, the Monterey Peninsula has been trying and failing for decades to agree on and build a water project that will “solve” the Peninsula’s water problems. With the latest plan – the Regional Desal Plant – having lost all four wheels and gone over the rail on the first turn, we think it’s time to take a look at the fundamental difference of opinion – the political divide – that has thus far made progress impossible. Read the rest of this entry »


Playing Politics with the Carmel River

August 4, 2011

Humans aren’t the only fishermen hoping to see the Carmel River steelhead population recover.

As everyone knows, it’s absolutely imperative that we support the current operating agreements for Marina Coast Water District’s Regional Desal Plant regardless of how bad a deal they may be for the ratepayers of the Monterey Peninsula, and regardless of whether the project will actually result in any benefit to the Carmel River, BECAUSE IF WE DON’T THE STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD WILL CUT OFF OUR WATER AND BRING OUR ECONOMY TO ITS KNEES! Read the rest of this entry »


Desal Agreement Makes Chumps of Monterey Peninsula Ratepayers

April 6, 2010

The Monterey Peninsula: “Water, water every where, Nor any drop to drink.”

When a deal to finance and run a major water project is worked out in secret and only revealed to the public two days before Easter weekend, with the Board of Supervisors scheduled to approve it the following Tuesday (i.e. today), you can pretty much bet that someone is getting a bad deal. Read the rest of this entry »