Percy V. Long


Walter L. Fisher


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-8-his Own conclusions,Several engineers and their employees have been engaged in obtaining and compiling this data for several months past and it is expected that it will all be completed before the end of the present month, at which time I expect to forward the name to Mr. Freeman and it will doubtless be submitted by him to the Board of Engineers shortly thereafter. The City expects to be governed by Mr. Freeman's conclusions and judgement as to the presentation of this enss in response to the order to show cause. Replying to the other inquiries contained in your letter, which have been referred to me by Mr. Manson, permit me to statesThe considerations, to which reference was made at the bearing before the Board of Engineers and upon which the City desires to introduce evidence, are, in general, as follows:1. Public sentiment, both in San Francisco and in the other municipalities around the Bay of San Francisco in favor of a course of water supply from the mountaine in preferences is any nearby or filtered scuree and the advantages of such a source of supply as a public asset.2. The plans of the cities surrounding the Bay of San Francisco for co-operation; (a) in the formation of a metropollian water district somewhat similar to that heretofore established in and surrounding Beston; and (b) in the formation of one city government which is popularly known as Greater San Francisco.06314


San Francisco

Date Original

1912 Jan 20


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20.5 cm.

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Reel 20, Image 0787

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