UPDATE 9:55 PM PST: Pandora Nash-Karner has issued a response:
Razor Response: It’s good to note that there are many volunteers — who contribute to “Celebrate Los Osos” — who are not involved with the sewer. Unfortunately, many of the founders, the movers and the shakers of this non-profit organization have created more pressing issues to the community: more substantial, critical issues that landscaping the road median on Los Osos Valley Rd. will not address. The spirit of volunteerism is not prohibited in this article — and to imply that it is shows a lack of understanding. In fact, the article does state that the focal point of the event should be donating money to where it’s needed the most, the residents of the Prohibition Zone. Planting a tree, clearing brush and building fences will be a moot point if it’s done for a ghost town. There’s no other way to look at it. Contribute to what matters the most. It comes with great sadness to see that Mrs. Nash-Karner does not see the forest for the trees.
UPDATE 6:30 PM PST: A petition is now available for Prohibition Zone residents to sign. The petition is designed to hold the Celebrate Los Osos founders accountable. For more details, click here.
Week after week, a few Los Osos residents speak at public comment during Tuesday’s SLO County Board of Supervisors meeting. No matter what happens in the ever-changing sewer saga, public comment speakers revisit the same themes in the same combative tone. Legendary American boxer Muhammad Ali once said, “It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen,” but in the case of Los Osos residents speaking out, nothing happens when repetition is involved.
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To most people familiar with the controversy surrounding the Los Osos wastewater project, it was no surprise that the New Times’ Shredder, on Wednesday, opined about the responses he received about his previous editorial knocking Los Osos.
The BOS and County staff focused on ambiguous, topical rebuttals of the appeals before the appellants spoke. Board Chairman Bruce Gibson asserted repeatedly that the board reviewed all the materials submitted by the appellants — but neither he nor the other members raised specific issues as documented in the appeals. In short, the appellants were denied a fair hearing, if they were heard at all.