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The Mayor, however, stuck to his guns. He blasted the pipeline for being “premised” on construction of the Bypass. And, taking a theme from a blistering memo by the County’s top Canada Goose Coats On Sale water manager, Norris ripped current Canada Goose sale water conservation goals as “woefully inadequate.” And Norris canada goose uk outlet wasn’t finished.

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“You don’t want to hold up the 50 year water plan,” canada goose coats on sale said an astonished sounding County Supervisor David Slutzky.

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