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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FROM ALL THE DATA GATHERING - THE UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY - OTHER EXPERTS THE HAYWARD FAULT - IS NEXT - HOW PREPARED ARE WE?

Earthquakes and tremors are not very popular - especially if the epicenter is close to where you live.

Right now there are so many tremors - that each time there is a tremor - those in the Napa County area - are getting stressed. 

Constantly reminding them of the 6.2 earthquake - and nothing prevents Mother Earth from announcing another big Earthquake - I hope and pray not.

The Calavares Dam is in close proximity to Hayward fault - and the experts from the United States Geological Survey - other experts who study earthquakes - and rightly so - sound the clarion call - the Hayward fault is next - they say.

Our San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has been too slow to comprehend its critical infrastructure, its valid assets - more Mountain Tunnel close to the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and of course the Calavares Dam - which right now is standing - with its old earthen dam - very vulnerable to an earthquake.

The new Calavares dam has been ripe with problems and issues - and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission - nonchalant mentality - does not help.

If  the Calavares Dam is compromised - the entire Fremont Area will be flooded.

So far the SF Public Utilities Commission has not taken both the Mountain Tunnel upgrade or building a brand new tunnel serious - it will cost the SF Public Utilities Commission - in excess of $60 million.

No one really had a check list - the Mountain Tunnel closest to the Hetch Hetchy Resevoir or dam - should have been attended first - but know the SF Public Utilities Commission - they chose to attend to it - last. Therein lies the crux of the problem - buffoons - one blind buffoon leading the other.

I will be address these issues today at the August 26, 2014 at 1:30 pm at the SF Public Utilities Commission Meeting - in Room 400 at City Hall.

In the interim a deep crevice and several fissures were detected at the Calavares Dam - and over 2 millions tons of dirt had to be removed - to strengthen the wall - with concrete.

All this costing the SF Public Utilities Commission - millions of dollars - as much as $100 million plus - tax payer money.

Had the Prime who is doing the work URS done a better job - we would not have had this problem.

 But, few will get back to URS and confront them - URS is closely connected in many ways - with Richard Blum - who just happens to be Senator Diane Feinstein's husband. One worse than the other.

It does not help that even now in the year 2014 - we still have to work with corrupt politicians - who plant consultants at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission - 525 Golden Gate Avenue.
Tax payers pay their salaries and politicians make hay while the sun shines.

AECOM has Abraham Leamons, there are other corrupt individuals all consultants - who the drab, inept, shallow SF Public Utilities Commission - depends on.

Guy Hollings, Al Williams, and others who get paid - just for blowing some hot air - up you know what.

In the meantime we have folks like Ivy Fine and Juliet Ellis - corrupt to the core - creating problems and hurdles when it comes to payment.

Juliet Ellis the Assistant General Manager for External Affairs - what ever that means - now wants to create a for-profit - Friends of the Southeast Community Facility Commission - that the Federal Bureau of Investigation - must investigate.

Enough is enough - tax payers - hard earned money - going to pay these consultant and folks like Juliet Ellis who admitted to breaking the law.

Juliet Ellis needs to fill out her Form 700 and so do the many consultants - as now mandated by the Ethics Commission and the City Attorney.

We have San Francisco City and County employees - who hold two jobs - some several and earn money on the side. Now they all have to provide their Form 700 - duly filled and signed.

 It is also known to me - how some City Officials - will take bribes - and that includes many San Francisco Supervisors. This is totally uncalled for - and the sooner these vermin are investigated the better.

The bribes often allow these City Officials to look the other way - when it comes to standards linked to projects - like the Water System Improvement Project (WSIP) and the Sewer System Improvement Project (SSIP).

It has been some time now those of us following the United States Geological Survey website - and the many maps they post on their site - pointing to the Hayward Fault - which last had an Earthquake in 1868 - that is long, long time ago.

http://www.usgs.gov

Time for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to go to work and more represent the people. The tax payers, constituents - who pay their salaries and their very expensive - benefits.

Hydrologic regime shifts for the North Pacific Landscape:

http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20141178