Public meetings over Sewerage and Water Board rate doubling plan
~Editilla Reminderellas~ I saw Arnie Feilkow, S&WB and the Corps Head Rauncho-du-juor Commandant Sinkler discussing this very issue while still in the early stages of the Option 1 v Option 2 Pumps presentations in Council in 2009.
~PR PORN HORSE'POCKEY ALERT! You have to get past a slick, exxxpensive half-hour fluff flick done by Corps/OPP about their enormous erection --paid for by we the taxpayers. The actual bidness starts at around 30:28.
One of the biggest issues was the Maintenance costs on these hideous ill-conceived and inoperable pumps for Option 1: $10,000,000/yr for the next 10yrs that the City/Orleans Parish would HAVE TO PAY. Feilkow pointed out the Considerable increase in millages and other rates across the board if the parish were to pay-up on this forced Corps Mandated shell game. The Corps lackey bastard of course didn't have enough information (as is the way of Sophisticated Gang Behavior) and was able to have the question delayed. Now we have the technologically inferior Option 1 pumps at a grotesquely extorted price. Editilla screamed and holla'd, we bitched and moaned... but no one seemed to grok the Fact that We are All now on The Hook for 10M/yr to the Exquisite Corps. Now our S&WB rates are Doubling and that is just the beginning of this jail-house ass punking.
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~Photo: Morganza Floodway, by Quinta Scott, from her blog post: Corps of Engineers: A New Floodway on the Lower Mississippi?
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~Adrastos, First Draft
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~Hat Tweet @nolamaven~Good morning! New angel trumpets.