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County approves flood basin at Rancho San Antonio

Original post made on Jun 27, 2013

Santa Clara County supervisors sealed the deal Tuesday on a massive project designed to protect 2,720 Mountain View properties in the event of a 100-year flood of Permanente Creek, but the approval didn't come without questions about the legitimacy of the project.

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Posted by SteveH
a resident of North Whisman
on Jun 27, 2013 at 3:25 pm

I wish this were not so, but every time I see Joe Simitian's name attached to something, I think it must be over-reaching.

As for his requirement "Addressing the concern about construction impacts, Simitian made it a condition of the board's approval to have "as many as two public hearings after construction has started" if requested by a county supervisor in response to complaints from park users." I can just see this as him wanting to guarantee getting another swing at the public opinion piƱata. A more self-serving politician I've never met ... and I used to work on Capitol Hill


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Posted by Anna S.
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jun 27, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Yeah! It's so annoying when politicians ask the people what they want! What the heck did we elect them for anyway?