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The Isla Vista Recreation and Park District Board of Directors is now proposing parking permits in some of the parks parking lots. The last thing Isla Vista needs is to pay for what is now free parking. The staff proposed the measures as a way to raise $80,000 to restore bathrooms in one park. The staff is wrong in this “make work” idea.

The IVRPD might look into the actions of the former directors who infamously used taxpayer monies on very questionable projects of “improvements.”

Parking permits lead to parking meters and to Walmart, etc. The California Coastal Commission has already voted this type of proposal down and out.

The ugly gentrification of Isla Vista must end now and permanently.

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How gullible and uninformed does the Isla Vista Recreation and Park District think people who live in Isla Vista are? Answer: super duper gullible and uninformed.

The reason for these proposed fees is that the COST to run Isla Vista Recreation and Park District has risen faster than their income because.... drum roll.... the lib-dems that run it have (1) approved labor agreements, pensions and benefits that outstrip the private sector averages and (2) approved an expansion of their bureaucracy over the years that they cannot afford.

So they throw out red-herring problems like a bathroom to make all the pot smoking, partying, enviro-lib-dem students and their neighbors that live in IV vote for them and other politicians that support them.

As Rhianna says: "Around and Around and Around and Around we go..."

realitycheck88 (anonymous profile)
November 14, 2013 at 5:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

gentrification is when people are displaced. Neither the letter writers nor the above commentator can point to an instance of this happening. In addition, the newer buildings in IV are far better than anything erected in the City of Santa Barbara in a long long time. And only some weeds and a few mice were displaced.

Parking permits in which park? The parking permits lead to Walmart conclusion has to be one of the nuttiest comments yet. If it's Anis Q'oyo park, then yes those bathrooms need work.

Let's ask, who parks in those lots? Hardly anybody as it is.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
November 15, 2013 at 2:05 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Got Walmart in Lompoc and Santa Maria and don't need parking permits.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
November 15, 2013 at 6:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)

By the way, I just came back from Walmart about an hour ago, so I know whereof I speak.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
November 15, 2013 at 6:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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