Friday, July 28, 2006 | Re: “Not in My Faucet.” When San Diego voters put Jerry Sanders into office, there was a hope that he would provide real leadership. That hasn’t turned out to be the case. It appears that we have just another “wimp” mayor.
On yet another issue critical to the whole region, San Diego’s “strong” mayor again seems ready to firmly put his head in the sand. First, he said that he didn’t plan to support any proposals to consider purifying wastewater to the point where it is cleaner than bottled water we buy in the store and mix it with local reservoirs. At the time he said that the science behind the proposal is sound, but that he just thinks that San Diegans won’t support the concept. He seems to believe that San Diegans are too dumb or prejudiced that they won’t even consider this option for addressing our long term water supply problems, no matter how much sense it makes from a scientific perspective.
Now he’s gone a step further, and proclaimed that he will “probably” veto the idea of the council decides to adopt it following careful assessment and a public debate on the concept.
He appears to be trying to cut off discussion even before we look at the facts.
We may not have elected a strong mayor; we may have just elected a dumb one.