EBID Questions?

As an elected official, I am in the news often, getting criticized or praised, or getting quoted by news reporters. What I do, say, or promote may or may not be of interest to everyone. However, I care very much that my constituents know where I stand on issues, and I am always available to speak with people.

Recent columns and op-eds question my position in regard to the Eastside Business Improvement District proposal. I refer Independent readers to the lengthy opinion piece I wrote in January. Any questions (about this or other subjects)? Please call me at (805) 569-3179. To make an appointment to meet with me, call the Mayor/Council secretary at (805) 564-5318. Thank you.

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

event calendar sponsored by:

Man Talked Down from Goleta Overpass

The 48-year-old had tied himself to a sign support.

Get Oil Out Founder and Dolphin Sculptor Bud Bottoms Dies

He was a true man-about-town and an engaged public citizen.

Plastic Bags? Throw ’Em Away

Santa Barbara County makes recycling rules tougher in face of exacting standards.

UCSB Ranked Number Three in UC System

UCLA and Cal took the one and two spots.

Pini Property Fights Continue

As an epic attorney battle continues in the Dario Pini receivership, a tenant is getting fed up.