4/16/09: MAYOR SAM READERS: Here's a follow up, with more. READ THIS ZD DWP/WATER POST , TOO!
FROM TODAY'S NEWSPAPER:
"It appears likely that water imported to the Southland is about to get more expensive and less available. If agencies go above the amount they are allocated under the plan, they could pay about three to five times higher than the normal price for an acre-foot of water."
First of all, I would like to issue a notice to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles City Council, that after three years of Zuma Dogg watching what you jerk-off clowns are pulling inside City Hall, and after three years of Zuma Dogg warnings and alerts...much of my blogging about things to come -- have now become, "I TOLD YO AZZES!!!" And whether you like me or not, you better go back and read my blogging over the past year and past three years, cause clearly I am the only one of us that knows what the hell they are talking about.
How long will you continue to allow Zuma Dogg to humilate you and embarrass you by warning your ass, having you fall on your face, then doing what I told you to do in the first place. I really have less and less respect for Councilmembers and the Mayor with each passing day. And again, IF ZUMA DOGG KNEW...WHY DIDN'T YOU! (So from now on, shut the fuck up, don't think, and just do what I am fucking saying. THE PEOPLE ARE WATCHING AND THERE IS NOW A THREE YEAR HISTORY OF ZUMA DOGG WARNING YOU, THE WARNINGS COME TRUE, AND THEN YOU ARE CAUGHT WITH YOUR PANTS DOWN.
My esteem has risen dramatically over the past couple months as I compare my intelligence and leadership and push to anyone inside City Hall. I see nothing but irresponsible, dumb, cowards when I look at 14 of the 15 councilmembers. Nothing but dumb losers who are inferior to Zuma Dogg when it comes to what it takes to avoid disaster. YOU CLOWNS F*CKED IT UP...YOU WILL BE PAYING THE PRICE...NO ONE GETS AWAY WITH WHAT YOU JACKASS CORRUPT CLOWNS HAVE BEEN PULLING!!! There's going to be a revolution, and the elected officials will have to hide in their ivory towers and will not even be able to drive their hybrid SUVs around town with the freedom they once had.
BOTTOM LINE: THERE IS A SERIOUS WATER CRISIS IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES AND ACROSS CALIFORNIA. I HAVE BEEN WARNING AND WARNING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOW BEFORE US. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I WARNED ABOUT THIS AT THE COUNCIL MEETINGS? HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I SAID THAT WATER RATES WILL DOUBLE ON THE WAY TO TRIPLING ON THE WAY TO QUADRUPLING?
Here's some reading...and if you work for a newspaper, radio or TV station...WILL YOU START TO WARN THE MASSES THAT IS IS SERIOUS WATER CONSERVATION TIME.
Posted by Zuma Dogg on Mayor Sam's blog TUESDAY MARCH 22, 2007: (Original post.): Zuma Dogg has warned yo azz, time and time again. Villaraigosa, Wesson, Reyes, Council -- you gotta slam on the brakes on your high-density mixed use commercial and housing projects. Don't be a bunch of greedy, ignorant, society destroyers. Haven't you ever heard of "environmental impact?"
PUBLIC NOTICE: The Endangered Species Act is being violated in the Northern Delta River. Well, there's a utility company called, "DWP" and they get about half of L.A.'s water supply from this river, via two huge indiscriminate water pumps. These pumps are killing off fish, So a judge had to step in, since politicians refuse to use good judgement, and says the shady, wasteful and fraudulent utility company has 60-90 days to change pumps and replace them with more environmentally friendly pumps-- or this spicket of water will be turned off, by Federal Judge and no more water from the Delta.
This would most likely triple or quadruple rates. Plus, you can't really build any new high density condos or mixed used commercial developments that continue to be approved in L.A. WITHOUT PROPER INFRASTRUCTURE. (Watch the tract maps and land dedications, y'all.)
ZD HAS BEEN TELLING YOUR ASS ABOUT THIS. Keywords: endangered species act political greed Mad Max scenario stop the density you shady greedy corrupt politicians. - Zuma Dogg 3/22/07 (ALSO SEE)
FROM TODAY'S NEWSPAPER:
It appears likely that water imported to the Southland is about to get more expensive and less available.
The cumulative effects of the state's third year of drought and a judge's effort to avoid ecological collapse in northern rivers are finally taking their toll in a very real way.
The Metropolitan Water District, the agency that distributes imported water throughout Southern California, is expected to approve Tuesday two separate plans that would increase the cost of imported water by 40 percent and cut availability to water agencies by 10 to 15 percent.
Because many water providers throughout the San Gabriel Valley and Whittier areas rely on local groundwater supplies as well as imported water, the end effect on consumers may not be as severe here. However, on average, water consumers in Southern California can expect to be asked to use 10 percent less water, according to MWD general manager Jeffrey Kightlinger.
They also can expect their monthly water bills to rise $15 on average over the next three years, or about $180 annually, he said.
"Yes, it's a double whammy," said Shan Kwan, assistant general manager for Pasadena Water and Power. "That's the nature of the business - you make money by selling more water, but when there is a need to conserve, you get less revenue, but you still have fixed costs we have to pay for. And somehow you have to recover the lost revenue."
Though the massive aquifers spreading across the Valley could protect consumers in this region, local supplies are also low. And many cities and water utilities are implementing tiered pricing structures under which water becomes increasingly expensive.
Under the MWD's plan, member agencies would receive 10-to-15 percent less imported water than normal based on a complicated formula that takes into consideration local supplies, cost impacts and conservation efforts.
If agencies go above the amount they are allocated under the plan, they could pay about three to five times higher than the normal price for an acre-foot of water, currently $579.
Whether water agencies are able to avoid these hefty prices depends a lot on consumers. So far even the most successful voluntary conservation campaigns have only reduced water consumption by at most 5 percent, officials said.
"It will be difficult to reach those levels - 10 to 15 percent conservation is going to be difficult for any agency in any area," said Kirk Howie, assistant general manager of administration for Three Valleys Municipal Water District. "It certainly is doable ... In the long run, we'll have to change our focus and habits, but we'll learn a lot in the next year in this process."
Three Valleys distributes MWD water to cities and utilities from Azusa to San Dimas to Rowland Heights.
Many cities across the region are adopting water conservation ordinances that permanently prohibit outdoor watering during some hours of the day, require leaks to be fixed, and provide incentives to install low-flow toilets and shower heads.
The Pasadena City Council is set to vote Monday on such an ordinance. Though the city gets 40 percent of its water locally, Kwan estimates the MWD's cutbacks will still require residents to reduce their total use by 10 percent.
The council also will vote whether to hold a June 8 hearing on the city's water rates. The water department is proposing an increase that could
'The crisis in the delta is one of the top two or three issues of real important public policy facing the state, and people in California aren't aware enough.' Jeffrey Kightlinger, MWD general manager
cause customer rates to rise up to 36 percent.
Other cities will likely follow suit if the MWD board approves its 2-year, 40-percent increase.
It has been more than 15 years since MWD has raised rates so dramatically. For the past decade, rates have increased only about 5 percent.
Water remains relatively cheap compared to other utilities. While a single family home may pay $100 or more for electricity, the water bill for a typical family in California is $45 a month. Even so, water costs look poised to grow.
"The easy sources of conservation have been tapped," said Kightlinger of the MWD.
The next generation of water sources - recycled water and desalinated water - are much more expensive.
"Of all the utilities, we can live without electricity, gas, phones, but the one resource, the one utility we need to survive is water," Howie said.
More than half of MWD's cost increase can be attributed to the ecological crisis in the Sacramento-San Joaquin river delta, through which water exported from the north must pass before arriving in the south.
In the delta, giant pumps move water into the state's delivery system. Courts have determined the pumps chew up and kill fish, causing steep declines in populations, especially of the delta smelt, which is listed as an endangered fish by the California Fish and Game Commission.
"The crisis in the delta is one of the top two or three issues of real important public policy facing the state, and people in California aren't aware enough," Kightlinger said.
NOW GO BUILD MORE GIANT MONSTROSSITY HOUSING AND COMMERCIAL PROJECTS ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE YOU CAN, YOU IRRESPONSIBLE HELL DWELLERS. CAN'T YOU DUMB CORRUPT ASSHOLES SEE THERE IS NOT WATER FOR THE PROJECTS YOU KEEP TAKING MONEY TO APPROVE??? STOP TAKING MONEY AND STOP APPROVING PROJECTS YOU CANNOT HYDRATE.