Residents of Pennsylvania are once again suffering flooded yards as summer rains have returned. Despite working on this project for three years, Public Works has yet to turn a shovel. We have encountered delays as a result of design changes, delays as a result of changes in cost estimates and delays awaiting additional funding. All funds, even at the increased price-tag, are in place and it is simply a manner of getting the work done. The latest plan is a change from earlier versions and rather than draining toward San Jose and the Duck Pond, the new design will create a new outfall that connects to Sunnyside and to the river. Staff is reporting that they believe we should still be under construction this summer as planned. I certainly hope so and will continue to press to get the project completed. I am hopeful that under the new Mayor and his administration, we will be able to get things moving in a timely manner.