Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Update On The One Carter Water Meter Situation

Just got off the phone with Mayor Kurt Zimmerman. Upon reading yesterday's article on the One Carter water meter situation he contacted City Manager Elaine Aguilar. Elaine has now addressed this issue and an operational meter has been put into place. Additionally the City is generating an invoice to recover the costs of the One Carter Estates estimated water usage.
      
The Mayor extended his thanks to The Tattler for bringing this matter to his attention. As I was quick to point out, this report was the result of the efforts of a community of people who care deeply about Sierra Madre.

17 comments:

  1. Congratulations Sir Eric, and thank you very much. It's refreshing to see walk and talk match up!

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  2. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who helped bring this to the city's attention.

    This had been reported several times to the city's water department by the neighbors. The city employees just ignored it.

    Brusce let Dorn Platz grade last years during the rainy season and he did not replace the broken meter. I wonder why?

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  3. Thanks to the vigilant neighbors up on Carter Ave. for spotting this and reporting it, sorry they didn't pay attention to you, until you had to report it to the Tattler and Sir Eric.
    This was a true "neighborhood watch" situation, where the folks are keeping tabs on the bad guys.....whoever that may include....

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  4. Democracy in action. Right here in Sierra Madre. Who woulda thunk it?

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  5. Ah to have been a fly on the wall at City Hall when this went down. Not exactly how somebody probably wanted the short 4 day work week to start out.

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  6. Yes, thanks, and now that the water is being metered (i.e., not given away) have they resolved what it's being used for? Sorry to be a pain, but isn't this still drinking water? And is it being use for drinking? Washing cars? Watering lawns? Or is it still a give-away to the developer so that he doesn't have to bring water to the site? I still can't get my mind around that. The City is subsidizing development? And they fire the County Planner because he disclosed improper pressure by supervisors' aides? What's wrong with this picture? Can't Leviathan Homes get its own water and let the City residents drink the water here?

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  7. Well put, roia. Another question - what are the chances that Leviathan Homes will do any dust abatement at all, now that they have to pay for it?

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  8. The rumor is the folks doing the "infrastructure work" are pretty much done and will be out of there in a few weeks. Not much incentive for them to do much of anything except please the absentee owner.

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  9. Curly, I heard it would be 3 weeks for the wall at the entrance to be done, and 6 months for the crews led by the Laing Luxury supervisor to finsih. Who knows.

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  10. This also shows what a great job Mayor Kurt Zimmerman is doing.

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  11. OK, but it shouldn't have gotten to the point where the Mayor of Sierra Madre had to step in over a broken water meter because he read about it on a blog. We pay people to manage our interests, and this is an example of how that job is not getting done. You can only wonder what other things are being neglected.

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  12. Keep in mind many city workers claim they are over worked and underpaid. They should try working in a real business setting. They wouldn't last a week.

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  13. Sierra Madre business ownerJanuary 21, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    Or have their own businesses - if you don't produce, you don't have a business.

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  14. Not all city employees should be so harshly judged. Some do a fantastic job. Some don't - and that's the beauty of Sir Eric's blog - it exposes city employees who don't work for the public good, as well as elected officials with destructive agendas. The Sierra Madre Tattler is the only news source in the San Gabriel Valley that tells the truth, without "spin."

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  15. Anonymous @ 8:51 am - 6 months? Dear God.

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  16. Sierra Madre business ownerJanuary 22, 2009 at 2:05 PM

    Anchor Baby, you are absolutely right that there are good, hard-working people in City Hall. Perhaps part of the reason we tend to judge so harshly, and in a blanket fashion, is that the salaries for some are just too high, given the quality of work produced.

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  17. Elaine Aguilar does a good job.

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