With regard to the growing wastewater crisis on the Cape, ‘yes’ the fifteen towns of Cape Cod, in conjunction with the regional county government, need to coordinate all of their thinking, efforts, planning, cooperation from a regional perspective. “Think regionally, act locally.” However, creation of a new unaccountable and autonomous Cape Cod Regional Wastewater Authority equivalent to the MWRA is NOT the way to go! If one reads the February 5, Cape Cod Times op-ed article authored by the entire Cape & Islands Legislative Delegation entitled, ‘Here’s how to solve our wastewater crisis’ then they will have a good idea of how to correctly approach the aforementioned issue and problem.
As I have dreaded since last year, the Barnstable County Special Commission on County Governance has finally come up with a recommendation which is utterly senseless, unreasonable and ill-advised. The rationale upon which it is based is faulty and defective. Any attempt to implement this unwarranted taxpayer funded scheme must be dealt with accordingly. The respective towns, individual taxpayers, residents and voters of Cape Cod will need to fight this injustice and what amounts to a potential usurping of their constitutional right to self-governance!