Actually, it isn't what it is. Since the Trojan Heron began in February of this year, it has received over 45,000 hits, has 147 posts, and 410 comments. There are no restrictions on comments. Anyone can say anything. The comments are not moderated. We hope the Trojan Heron never has to moderate comments. In its entire yet brief existence, the Trojan Heron has deleted precisely one comment. Want to see it? Here it is.
レイバン サングラスと言えば、偏光レンズがいいとよく言われる。特にレイバン aviatorが良くて、形も綺麗だそうで、すごく気になる。このような数あるRay Ban サングラスだが、どのモデルがキミのイチオシ？ぜひ教えてください！
which was left by someone named shi zan. So unless Jamie is selling Ray Ban aviator sunglasses, speaking (as well as being a) mandarin, and going by the alias of shi zan, I think the Trojan Heron is in the clear on this one. Honestly, if anyone has been unable to post a comment, the Trojan Heron apologizes, but it is not due to our editorial or comment moderation policies. It is more likely due to user error. All I can say is, try try again.
Speaking of user error and "try again," let's get back to the CAOs. I want to recap where we left off regarding functions and values and related items.
The County hasn't identified critical areas functions, hasn't identified values, hasn't surveyed the community about values, hasn't identified any specific ecological stressors, hasn't defined exposure routes or exposure scenarios, hasn't performed a risk assessment, hasn't developed a site-specific approach, and never had any upfront scoping about the gaps that needed to be plugged by a "review" of the current ordinance in the first place.
In place of all that, the County has swallowed hook, line, and sinker the eco-doomsday notion that we never have enough "protection" ... which somehow seems to be linked inevitably to never having enough baseless assumptions, never having enough grants, never having enough consultants, never having enough coordination, never having enough Department of Ecology, never having enough hypocrisy, never having enough tourists, never having enough property restrictions, and never ever ever running out of eco-pessmissm.
As Peter Kareiva of the Nature Conservancy says, if Martin Luther King had been an environmentalist rather than a civil rights activist, his "I have a dream" speech would have been titled "I have a nightmare."
The proposed CAOs reflect the mental state of the people who developed them, not science.