Can the San Diego River change course?

Derby Dike north of Old Town, and a California Historical Landmark, was created by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1853 to divert the San Diego River. "The first government action to imply that the San Diego river stood in need of curbing was the U. S. Coast Survey whose report of 1851 by A. D. Bache warned that the bay may be destroyed by the silting action of the river. “The only remedy for this evil is to turn the river into False Bay again. This is an excellent harbor and its loss would be severely felt. Thus, Lt. George Horatio Derby, of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, was sent to San Diego in 1853 to build what was to become known as Derby’s Dike. On his survey map he noted that “during freshets of the rainy season, the marsh south of town is entirely’ inundated as well as part of the valley and plain bordering on the river.” Derby wanted to create a straight channel and levees for the river but he was ordered to deepen the old channel and build a levee from a point at the foot of the Presidio hill to the foot of Point Loma (1190 yards). The old San Diego Herald, Sept. 24, 1853; noted that “sixty laborers with carts, wheelbarrows, etc., are to be put on the work at once and by carrying it on energetically it is hoped that it may be entirely completed before the commencement of the rainy season.” Derby complained that the plan was not sound, and funds were insufficient, and sure enough, the first “freshet” took out part of the dike, and in the heavy rains of 1855 the river went back into San Diego Bay."
— November 23, 2016 6:20 p.m.

Sale of Truax House seems imminent

The City of San Diego Public Notices of from Real Estate Asset Department (READ) for Surplus Lands to other local agencies 1 to 3 years are inadequate and unofficial Declarations of Surplus Real Property. READ listing Surplus property for sale online is not an Official Public Notice. Yesterday the County Board of Supervisors approved Item 6 HIV/AIDS Getting to Zero Implementation Plan and Item 11 Declaration and Donation of 247 Acres of County owned land in Campo as part of the Historic Camp Lockett. Where there is a will, there is a way. The solution is Political which is to take out the decision making from City staff and the City Council, and get County Supervisors to request the excess City Surplus properties. The County can then follow the same Declaration and Donation process used in Campo for the Truax House.
— July 20, 2016 6:39 a.m.

Billionaire Democrat's Balboa Park plan revived by GOP mayor

The FY-2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report documents that the City of San Diego has $1,747,256,000 = $1.7 Billion in Cash Reserve Fund Balances (see Pages 174-175). With approximately +$700 million available for CIP Infrastructure project according to the Independent Budget Analyst (IBA) and Financial Management. The +$700 million available and Unencumbered could pay for ALL Regional Park needs. Mayor Faulconer has been hoarding this Cash since 2013. Cash in the Bank through Cash Reserve Fund Balances exists to build the unneeded Jacobs Bridge to Nowhere. The City of San Diego Cash Reserve Fund Balances increased dramatically due to the liquidation of $500 million = $0.5 BILLION in Successor Agency (SA) to the former Redevelopment Agency (RDA) Assets and ongoing Revenue. All outside the normal Budget process. City staff state the reason why no shovel-ready projects exist is Either Due to a lack of funding or Staffing. There has never been a lack of Infrastructure CIP Funding, only a lack of Staffing by Mayor Faulconer. The City of San Diego created this massive non-well-known Pot of Gold, including adding an additional $273,506,000 = $273.5 million Cash between FY-2014 and FY-2015. With no plans to spend until FY-2019 at the earliest. Please investigate the available funding siting in the bank for the unwanted Balboa Park Centennial Bridge, or any Neighborhood Infrastructure project. Even though the City of San Diego has cash in the Bank, they are still taking on New Bond Debt and Bank Fees. Please analyze these Shady practices.
— July 1, 2016 9:15 a.m.

Morning burglary interrupted in Cardiff

SANDAG's Crime Report dated April 2016 1980-2015. Countywide the FBI Crime Rate Index Increase +6% in one year 2014 to 2015. 
 Encinitas/Cardiff +9% Increase in the FBI Crime Rate Index from 2014 to 2015. Del Mar +20% Increase in the FBI Crime Rate Index from 2014 to 2015. 
Carlsbad +18% Increase in the FBI Crime Rate Index from 2014 to 2015. 
 Solana Beach +45% Increase in the FBI Crime Rate Index from 2014 to 2015. 
 4S Ranch +17% Increase in the FBI Crime Rate Index from 2014 to 2015. 

— May 26, 2016 7:50 a.m.

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