19 January 2008

What Are His Motives?

From the L.A. Times:

Schwarzenegger's support comes at a time when the state is facing a $14-billion budget gap.

To deal with the problem, the governor has proposed 10% cuts across the board for state agencies and cutbacks and closures involving 48 parks.

Schwarzenegger noted that the Foothill South project was a public-private partnership that would rely on private capital, not state and federal funds, for construction.

He also mentioned that the TCA had offered $100 million to reduce the effect of the road on the park and provide improvements to San Onofre, San Clemente State Park and Crystal Cove State Park.

"The State Route 241 project gives us a chance to protect our parks and our coastline and reduce one of the most damaging environmental problems that plagues our state: traffic gridlock," Schwarzenegger said in his endorsement letter.

He's like a crack addict who kills someone just to get a $5 rock. Traffic gridlock is an environmental plague but building roads that wipe out pristine open space is not? Don't just sit there!


At 1/20/08, 8:13 AM, Blogger Alan_M said...

I simply can't imagine the $$$ that must be behind this toll road idea, that it continues to move forward. I guess if you have the resources, you can buy anything. What an I'll concieved and devastating project. It wa bad enough when they built the bluffside military housing. That's what started this series of land grabs rolling. That area was supposed to never have been developed. "Mitigation", the practice of land swapping,has been a total bullshit way of letting developers steal some ofthe most desirable property in Cali. This practice has to be stopped. The CCC needs some teeth!

At 1/22/08, 8:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some road builders maybe getting a kickback? Lame...He don't surf...

At 1/26/08, 10:16 AM, Blogger Sharkbait said...

Oh I wish I had seen this post when I wrote about the park closures yesterday. I'm glad you and other people care about this. It's so fucking insane it boggles my brain.


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