Of pipes and men
For the last three days, the media & television trucks have swarmed around the Corte Madera slough, where one of the sewer lines ruptured. Some kind of mischief is afoot. Check out the finger-pointing in this account.
The county called in the FBI to see why chunks of concrete, and old hard hats, etc were stuffed down a man-hole.
They might have been smarter to inquire internally, since it’s likley that an activist Sanitation District employee decided to go pro-active in the ‘assured employement tactic’ department.
County firemen have spent time in prison for rustling up business via arson, and I see no reason that the sanitation district would be any different.
Our public employees are impressively compensated, but I woudn’t be surprised if the new hires have a crappier employment package.
So a manufactured crisis would boost work, and guarantee elevated rate payments by an unsuspecting public.
We’ll see what the feds come up with. The report was initially a thousand gallons of raw sewage, and now the latest is three million gallons….
Meanwhile, the tunnel to nowhere (between industrial San Rafael and Larkspur Landing) leaves cyclists about a quarter mile from the safety of the ferry decks.
Everyone on a bike will have to navigate across five or six lanes of traffic–the equivalent of freeway traffic, with a traffic light but not one specifically aimed at bikes)…and if the guy we saw crossing was any indicator, there will be many close-calls, car-bike collisions and within a year perhaps a death due to the lack of foresight, dumping bicycle traffic onto an un-improved, complex automobile intersection.