Quotes of the Week 7-24

Any scheme that means density increases in Santa Barbara neighborhoods will be fought tooth and nail and I will be one of the ones fighting it.” - Santa Barbara City Councilmember Dale Francisco on a proposed ordinance that might allow increased densities in Santa Barbara as part of a strategy to forestall development of the Naples township along the Gaviota Coast.

I think Caruso expected a little more ink on his rubber stamp. - Citizens Planning Association attorney Marco Gonzalez, reacting to the Montecito Planning Commission continuing a hearing on the Miramar Hotel.

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