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News - June 21, 2013

Is flood protection project 'political engineering?'

County supervisors to vote on flood basin at Rancho San Antonio

by Daniel DeBolt

As the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors mulls over plans for a flood basin at Rancho San Antonio park, a local civil engineer has raised questions about the legitimacy of a $34 million flood protection project designed to protect 2,720 Mountain View properties from a major flood.

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Posted by MVResident67, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 21, 2013 at 9:17 am

Council member Jac Siegel, a retired aerospace engineer, called the Permanente flood protection project an example of "political engineering."

"political engineering" aka, a completely unnecessary waste of money. Keep on keeping on mountain View city're doing an excellent job!

BTW...McKelvey park was just fine, nicely laid out with dozens of heritage trees and REAL grass. I'm pretty sure the lights could have been upgraded the sans destroying the entire park. How much will be spent to remove the heritage trees, remove the real grass, dig up the entire site, remove hundreds of thousands of pounds of soil (which btw, is going to create a LOT of noise and major heavy truck traffic along residential streets) all to put in a water retention basin, which is clearly NOT NEEDED?

Again, excellent job Mountain View City Counsel. Thankfully w have the ability to clean house via our votes for city counsel, soon enough.

Maybe you could not to destroy the city - any more than you already have - prior to the next election. Thnx.

Posted by MVResident67, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 21, 2013 at 9:20 am

Sorry for my typos...not enough coffee combined with not enough sleep.

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