The San Diego County Democratic Party approved  the Imperial Beach Democratic Club's Resolution asking President Biden to declare a state of emergency for the transboundary sewage pollution crisis on March 19, 2024.   Read it here. 

November is almost here!  We have two important City Council races on the ballot in IB  in District 2 and District 4.   The incumbents are both running for re-election.    Matthew Leyba Gonzalez in D4 has been endorsed by our Club and the County Democratic Party.    We have to do our part to keep this seat Blue.  When Democrats vote, Democrats win.    To learn more about other races on the ballot and the County's endorsed candidates, go to https://www.sddemocrats.org/candidates-nov24.html

SEWAGE CRISIS - Though we are finally seeing some progress on addressing the environmental injustice that is harming our health, threatening our well being and national security,  and hurting our local economy,   it is slow and not enough.     We need to unite as a community and support the efforts of our local officials to pressure the Washington, Sacramento and the County for the resources we need to solve this problem now.    Click here to learn the truth about the sewage crisis and see related documents.

Opinion  Stop the Stink signs are popping up all over IB.  While we all want to stop the stink, putting a sign on your lawn is not the most effective way to accomplish that - especially when the organization responsible for the signs, C4CC, opposes the solutions identified by the EPA  that have been thoroughly studied and evaluated and are supported by respected environmental groups, non profits,  our entire congressional delegation,  every mayor in the County, the County Board of Supervisors,  our State legislators,  the Lieutenant Governor,  the Coastal Commission, to name a few.   The first phase of the EPA's infrastructure solutions is already moving forward and is in design.
The QR code on the signs goes to C4CC's website,  which provides very few details about who they are, but makes unsubstantiated claims about corporate interests and lobbyists influencing environmental policy.    They do not list their Board of Directors,  staff members,  any projects  or grants they've funded (they claim to be a foundation), and their address is a non existent location in Imperial Beach.
People who really want to stop the stink should all work toward the same goal - pressuring our state and federal government to provide the emergency funding and supplemental appropriations necessary   to complete all of the projects identified by the EPA.    Unfortunately,  the organization providing the signs is not doing that.