Editorial: Palo Alto utilities need closer watch
Original post made on Sep 20, 2007
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on Sep 20, 2007 at 4:39 pm
Palo Alto utilities isn't the only place that needs closer oversite- how about that agency that is supposed to watch over San Francisquito Creek. They've had [portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff] for years and little has been done about it on any level.
on Sep 20, 2007 at 5:59 pm
We need to dump this green foolishness and get back to what a utility is all about. Ms. Fong is all sizzle and no steak. It is time for the Tumbrils to roll. It is not all Fong's or Frank's fault, it is foolish directives by a council with stars in their eyes and lead in their butts. I see nothing better in the new candidates, alas.
on Sep 20, 2007 at 9:52 pm
It would be prudent for Council to at least *consider* a sale of the utility. It might not be a good idea, but it also *might* generate enough capital to insure a municipal revenue trust that would deliver just as much to the General Fund as the utility does, with enough left over to pay for some badly needed infrastructure and a substantial solar retrofir of a significant (if not all) of our community.
1.Steady General Fund revenue
2.Infrastructure paid for (roads, library/rec center, public safety building, etc
3.*Additional* income genreated from Palo Alto homes that feed surplus electricity back to the grid