Credentialed Media Seems Shocked That DeSantis Got Sanibel Causeway Open So Fast

Also, rather dismayed that DeSantis not only responded so well to Hurricane Ian, but, continues to bring success in Florida’s response

How did Sanibel Causeway open early? 4,000 tons of asphalt and an ‘ambitious road map’

The Sanibel Causeway opened for public access to the storm-damaged island on Wednesday morning.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced from the bridge that the roadway to the island, which was damaged and made unusable from Hurricane Ian on Sept. 28, was repaired days ahead of schedule and would allow public crossings beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday. (snip)

Last week, DeSantis announced that earlier temporary repairs allowed work crews access to Sanibel by land and teams from Florida Power & Light, Lee County Electric Cooperative and others headed to Sanibel by land. He said that the causeway would be open for civilian use on Oct. 21.

The causeway has opened two days ahead of schedule.

“You need to get people over there on vehicles,” the governor said, adding that the Sanibel Causeway had “more significant damage than the Pine Island bridge.”

This is not the permanent repair, but, it gets residents to the island, along with all those work crews for repairs to homes, businesses, and infrastructure, as well as things like food and water. I mean, look at the before and after

Can you imagine a Democrat city or state being able to do this? Oh, wait, what was that first part?

S.F. is spending $1.7 million on one public toilet: ‘What are they making it out of — gold?’

The toilet — just one loo in 150 square feet of space — is projected to cost $1.7 million, about the same as a single-family home in this wildly overpriced city. And it won’t be ready for use until 2025.

Assemblymember Matt Haney (D-San Francisco) secured the $1.7 million from the state for the toilet after hearing “loud and clear” from the community that families needed a bathroom. The plumbing is already there, added when the plaza was constructed six years ago, but there was never money for the actual bathroom. Until Haney stepped in.

Why is it so expensive? Well, it’s San Francisco, and

“It’s important to note that public projects and their overall cost estimates don’t just reflect the price of erecting structures,” the statement said. “They include planning, drawing, permits, reviews and public outreach.”

For a toilet? Apparently so.

An architect will draw plans for the bathroom that the city will share with the community for feedback. It will also head to the Arts Commission’s Civic Design Review committee comprised of two architects, a landscape architect and two other design professionals who, under city charter, “conduct a multi-phase review” of all city projects on public land — ranging from buildings to bathrooms to historic plaques, fences and lamps.

Good grief

The web-page describing that process states the point is to ensure “that each project’s design is appropriate to its context in the urban environment, and that structures of the highest design quality reflect their civic stature.”

Double good grief.

The city said the $1.7 million estimate “is extremely rough” and budgets “for the worst-case scenario due to the onerous demands and unpredictable costs levied by PG&E,” the possibility code requirements could change during the project and in case other unexpected circumstances come up.

So, it’ll probably end up around $2.4 million. You really have to read the entire piece. Welcome to Liberal World.

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5 Responses to “Credentialed Media Seems Shocked That DeSantis Got Sanibel Causeway Open So Fast”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    Golly gee… a leader who actually gets things done.

    Kinda like Trump.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

  2. L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

    Remember Obummer’s “shovel ready jobs” that weren’t shovel ready? I recall how as soon as the multi billion dollar scam was passed all over the country orange cones appeared with huge green signs about how Obama was repairing this or replacing that. In democrat run states the governors name was usually attached so he could get his credit for the grift. I recall a trip through NY, NJ and PA down I-95 where every 20 miles or so was an Obummer sign campaign telling some tall tale about improvements and our money at work. It was hilarious. The only thing they created were traffic jams, accidents and delays all down I-95.

    Then, like magic after about 6 months all the cones, blinking lights and big green Obamma signs disappeared. The democrat donors had banked their millions in graft, the unions received their pay-offs, and all was right with the world. The democrats had successfully scammed another $800 billion from us taxpayers to pay off their supporters.

    The signs were, orange cones and flashing lights were put in storage waiting for Build Back Better where the democommies were to suck out a trillion dollars from the suckers for donor distribution. Are the nation rots, the dems grow in power and wealth.

    Remember when the Republicans were “the party of the rich”? Then the democrats united with the commies and socialists and infiltrated every institution in America, took them over, killed them, and are now wearing them as a skin suit. Our nation has no borders even as the left allows, I mean encourages criminals, impoverished, terrorists, drug dealers and gangs to come and partake of the largess of the American people. (But only the fly-over people Martha’s Vineyard is off limits to wetbacks.) Now we are in a recession with huge inflation (that used to be called stagflation but the PTB are steering clear of that definition since it sank Carter). Pedo has us on the edge of a nuclear war to defend Ukraine which is a corruptocracy of nazis and thieves but friends of Hunter, so quid pro quo. We have trannies, queers and dykes teaching and performing for the smallest of our children in schools as well as bars and Denny’s all over and nobody thinks that is wrong. They teach America is an irredeemable racist country where all Whites oppress blacks and everyone has their own victimhood and pronouns.

    It is really hard to determine whether the democrats have morphed into commies or nazis but I guess in the end it won’t matter. They are both socialist based tyrannies of oppression and dehumanization and we will be screwed either way.


  3. L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

    Pedo joe reminds me of this SNL skit.

  4. JGlanton says:

    I’d expect the SF public works project to follow the doubling rule: the projected price will double, as will the projected schedule.

  5. UnkleC says:

    Gummint can move quickly, if it really needs to and there aren’t a lot of pockets to line. I saw it a few times during my years in the gummint business. Generally, the ‘doubling rule’ is the order of battle, especially in large cities. I had few dealings with FDOT, but they were a competent operation.

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