Two years ago, John Linn lost in a landslide to Mayor Bob Lingl. Linn is back, running on the slogan “I’m good for business.” Linn is anything but. For five years he relentlessly pushes a dragstrip/mud bog/motocross/race oval just yards from pride-of-ownership homes.
On top of property value loss, tourists will stay away in droves. Lompoc’s acclaimed wine ghetto will be inundated with obnoxious noise. Skydive S.B. will be displaced. Dragsters replacing parachutists? Dumb.
Restaurants and hotels will suffer. The city will lose tax revenues. Most important, it will lose its quality of life.
The project EIR cites unacceptable levels of air pollution. Just the thing L.A. tourists want to escape.
The State of California is funding this menace to the tune of one million dollars. Concerned Santa Barbarans should contact State Senator Hannah Beth Jackson. About 1,000 properties are owned by Santa Barbarans in Lompoc city limits. Jackson should act to force the State Parks Department (OHV Division) to shut down this misguided menace.
Protect your property values by re-electing Mayor Bob Lingl, Councilmember DeWayne Holmdahl, and electing Jenelle Osborne. Your help is needed.