Save the city more money – Fire Sarah Hardgrave. And it’s pretty stupid to call it’s tracking system a “Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program” when people are living next to it.
The city of Pacific Grove is dropping a wetland-based, clean-water project fiercely opposed by neighbors who said it would create a smelly swamp in a friendly neighborhood park.
“We’re going to take the neighbors’ suggestions … and look to make repairs to the storm drain upstream,” said Sarah Hardgrave, the city’s environmental programs manager, on Wednesday.
Hardgrave, who still sounded shaken by the reception some project opponents gave her at the March 28 meeting, said, “The vehemence of the opponents made it clear the city wasn’t going to successfully” pursue the project.