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Sunday, October 07, 2012

My Candidate Ballot Statement For Purissima Election

You own a share of Purissima's two main assets: $20M of pipes/tanks, and the right to buy 800K units/year of water from SFPUC. For each household, that's $10K and 780 gallons/day. I defend those property rights, including the right to use the water you buy as you wish (without harming the rest of us). I defend close local control of the district while seeking savings via alternative arrangements for water supply and district operations.

SFPUC is raising water costs to pay for overdue seismic upgrades. These upgrades mean we can cancel an expensive project to make Quarry Lake an emergency water source. That insurance is not worth the price. I also voted against subsidies for candidate statements and a museum water exhibit.

A Sacramento law was going to make the Hills adopt 33 pages of default irrigation rules. I proposed an alternative that added a simple water budget to the town's permitting process, leaving property owners free to decide how to meet their budget. The town adopted my alternative.

For more (including Purissima budgets and audits), see

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

I have just recently found your blog and have read through roughly 70% of it including most of the links and references. You have taught me a lot and it has been invaluable in helping me articulate my principles. I am almost 30 and just discovered I was Geolibertarian a few years ago after realizing how screwed up our politics/media has become. I would like to see more content during this election year. Just wanted to say thanks and to let you know you’re heard. I believe we can grow to become a more dominate party if we just keep sharing our beliefs and knowledge. Good luck!