Thank you for your question in regard to a recent column.
You are asking me to prove that there are no public funds being used for the Poseidon project. You are a pretty smart guy and must know that it is philosophically impossible to prove a negative. If you are making the claim that public funds are being used, then it is you who should do the proving.
I will advise that no municipal bonds are being used and that the project is not being subsidised. If you are able to prove that public funds are being used, your other readers and I would be very interested in the details.
One area frequently misconstrued as public funding is the subsity given as an incentive to MWD, not Poseidon.
Further, Poseidon in Carlsbad issued tax free bonds, but as you know these are not public funds.
You indicate that you will have other questions regarding this column. While I always respond to reader questions, I have no thirst for an ongoing dialogue on this column or any other column. I write 52 a year and can’t keep dwelling on one over another.
Thank you again for reading my column and taking the time to write.