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Best Pork Bun in Town!

Best Pork Bun in Town!

Just when you thought the clown car that is California water politics was empty, out pops a San Francisco ballot initiative to drain Hetch Hetchy:

The measure, which would be submitted to the San Francisco city attorney next week, would require the city to embark on a process to put itself “on a path toward reforming San Francisco’s 19th century water system … and reversing the damage done to the environment over the last 100 years,” said Mike Marshall, executive director of Restore Hetch Hetchy.

The bar for placing a measure on the San Francisco ballot is ridiculously low, 9,500 valid signatures. Marshall figures the campaign would cost $500,000, tops. They already have a bona fide celebrity, who narrates a campaign-style video that opens with a majestic shot of Yosemite.

“How would you feel if someone suggested building a dam in Yosemite Valley, flooding a priceless treasure under a giant lake? Well, that’s exactly what happened to the Hetch Hetchy Valley. …

“This is Harrison Ford inviting you to join in the historic campaign to restore the Hetch Hetchy Valley. Help us return this national treasure to the American people.”

One Comment

  1. More wackadoodle Albuquirkean fantasizing, I see. Having written that, I can now claim to have uplifted the conversation here even more, yes?

    “Clown car” indeed.

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