ANOTHER CEDAR RAPIDS FLOOD EMINENT--AS WASTED MONEY REMAINS SACRED!!

9-23-16

Greetings Mayor Corbett, City Manager Pomeranz, Officials at C. R. School Dist., Linn County, Kirkwood CC, Grant Wood AEA, and all—

As Cedar Rapids prepares for a devastating 24 foot flood,  it’s time to revisit some past Iowalive postings such as the following.  The second link on the lists shows $148,313,636 you wasted in 2010, which 8 years later totals at least $1.5 billion in 2016.  And not one penny of it was reallocated to flood protection—nor will it be under your existing mismanagement.  None of you have considered paying back taxpayers and flood victims to help them in an emergency.  As a result, Cedar Rapids citizens remain vulnerable to devastating flooding—8 years after the disastrous 31 foot 2008 flood!!  It’s as if you are hell bent on destruction. 

REJECT LOST--REALLOCATE LINN COUNTY AGENCIES' WASTED MONEY FOR WEST SIDE FLOOD PROTECTION

OFFICIALS' CEDAR RAPIDS FLOOD WASTE UP TO $215 MILLION--MORE WANTED!!

SHOULD 5 C. R. AGENCIES REALLOCATE WASTED MONEY FOR WEST SIDE FLOOD PROTECTION?

C.R. GAZETTE WON'T FOLLOW SMELLY FLOOD RECOVERY MONEY TRAIL

In 2010 website http://www.iowalive.net/archives2.htm presented the following chart showing a 22 foot flood crest for 2017.  Floods are very difficult to predict so missing it by only one year is quite close to the mark.  And no one has claimed to have a better forecast. 

LONG RANGE CEDAR RIVER FLOOD CREST FORECAST FOR CEDAR RAPIDS

Peak flood crest from 2063 to 2135 forecast to be no more than 30 ft.

Anyone claiming to have better flood crest forecasts is asked to provide them for evaluation and comparison. 

When will you get off the flawed notion the wasteful organizations you mismanage are operating perfectly?  You whine to have others pay for Cedar Rapids flood protection while you do nothing to make better use of the $1.5 billion wasted—as the Gazette cheers you for it.  You all can, and must, do much better than that!

And don't claim reallocation can't be done until after you have at least manipulated and worked as hard to give money back as you did to take it!

Sincerely,

Iowalive     A growing network of volunteer citizens and professionals for improving Iowa