Comments by HonestGovernment

Balboa Park Golf Course plan gets go-ahead

"*the same community that won the lawsuit*" The Greater Golden Hill Planning Committee is not much of a representative of "the community." Most of the thousands of residents of Golden Hill and South Park know nothing of the group or of their meetings. Primarily, only a handful of people have run or have been on the committee for years, if not decades, on and off. The committee did not take a supportive position, or make, as a committee, any contribution to the lawsuit. One or two individuals on the committee were privately supportive of the lawsuit, and more than a few on the committee were vocal in their position against it, and wanted the assessment. The people who colluded with the City Economic Development Department to form the illegal assessment district had as one of their big goals to use the assessment money to build a walking/bike path along Golf Course Drive. The City had no problem with that idea for illegal use of funds, so it's not too surprising that golfer fees are considered fair game for creating a public walking/bike path on a Park roadway. The current fund source idea is dubious: "*if these pedestrian and bicycle improvements are for the operation, maintenance and development of the golf course.*" Wedding fees could be a source of funds for the golf course, but explain how someone who pays no fee to ride or walk on Golf Course Drive is providing "for the operation, maintenance and development of the golf course."
— June 9, 2014 1:19 p.m.

Gumbo on the run

Sounds good. And when you want to economize and make your own, do what I do: From Amazon (eligible for free shipping if you have Prime), get 12 boxes of the best gumbo base in the world, Zatarain's, for $22: http://www.amazon.com/Zatarains-Orleans-Style-G... I use a third of a pkg for two people and cut water accordingly; just add water, five or six boneless/skinless chicken thighs, 10 shrimp, sausage, and diced eggplant and tomatoes (I don't mess with okra, and believe me, you don't need to). Cheap. Cook some rice. You're good to go. These boxes can be stored and used over years, or have a big gumbo party and use more than one box per every few months. It's delicious. I bet lots of restaurants use this base.
— May 4, 2014 5:54 p.m.

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