The Imperial Beach City Council Directed Their Sights to The Mexican Discharge of 143+ Gallons of Raw Sewage At Wednesday Night's Meeting
Mar 16, 2017 08:02PM
By Linda Heath
The City Council Directed Their Sights to The Mexican Discharge of 143+ Gallons of Raw Sewage At Wednesday Night's Meeting.The first item mentioned by Mayor Serge Dedina was expressing gratitude for the work being done by the local Grassroots Movement, The South Bay Clean Water Movement. The group started out as 7 concerned Imperial Beach Mothers and has grown to over 400 members.
The group has been conducting a Letter Writing Campaign to our elected officials and it has generated a significant number of Letters from adults, families and children. They reported to the Council that support is widespread and has gotten the attention of Diane Feinstein, who has vowed support.
The Council members all voiced their frustration at the lack of action for the serious ramifications of the sewage that have been ongoing for as long as anyone could remember. They and the audience of residents and reporters from News 5 and 10, had questions regarding what testing of the water, air and sand were being done. The answers from the representative for County Department of Public Health stated that the IBWC tests the water every Tuesday from Point Loma to Rosarito. It was stated by Council and Residents that they feel it is insufficient and the air quality and sand are not being tested.
It was also questioned whether there were satellite photos to record a permanent record of the spills coming from Mexico. It was stated that there were scans of the area by satellite. Perhaps a drone could be acquired to scan locally as soon as it is noticed.
There needs to be action taken to involve Mayor Faulkner (San Diego Mayor), the Mayor of Tijuana, County Supervisor Greg Cox (CA Coastal Commission), and all National and International Media. It was clearly stated that this is and American problem and won't be resolved until we take action. We need Infrastructure and not a De-Sal Plant!
Linda Heath, Associate Editor and Senior Reporter, digimperialbeach.com
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