Manager Harden I have been noticing that you rarely answer the questions I pose.
If you have been assuming my questions to be rhetorical they are not. Answers to the questions I ask, constitute in my judgment the minimum information needed to make informed decisions. If you and Council are able to make informed decisions without this kind of information you and they possess abilities beyond mine, OR you-all hold opinions regarding the adequacy of those decisions that
I do not share.
Based on the half truth performance of your key engineers at the last Council meeting I have 3 further queries.
The first is WHY two knowledgeable engineers, intimately familiar with the challenges posed by the reclaimed since their inception, chose to answer by omission as they did ? Whose interest were they trying to advance, OR shield from legitimate inquiry ? And is that interest the reason why you have steadfastly refused to adequately disclose the true costs and performance of the City’s augmented reclaimed water system ?
Secondly by WHAT measure does your supervision of your engineers constitute reasonable performance on your part , CONSIDERATING this is the same tag team who by your own admissions have provided no credible explanations regarding the missing berm fiasco, such that you are still placing important design and inspection work in their hands, WHILE superficially at least, conducting 3 reviews of their performance through the use of a police investigator, a forensic accountant and the severely limited Pegasus Engineering review ?
Finally, and this is as straight forward a question as I asked at the last Council meeting, and which you have acknowledged was not answered. DOES THE City have any accounting records detailing the various costs to produce a gallon of reclaimed water from each of its major sources – being the daily effluent in-flow, and the augmented ground water and deep wells SUCH THAT some logical conclusions can be made regarding the profitability of the whole reclaimed water system ?
for responsible government – 2016