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Posted on March 7 at 4:15 p.m.
Oh super. What next. If Caruso tells the Sups they need to set up a big fan and blow $100 dollar bills at him, then maybe, perhaps, perchance, weather permitting..... if enough millions come his way someday if he feels like it he might begin to deal with his giant ugly hole in the ground? Caruso really has stumbled onto an amazing new development model. He doesn't actually build anything. Instead he threatens NOT to develop! He threatens merely to maintain a public nuisance. And we respond by throwing public money at him. At this rate he'll never build anything, but all that money sure will finance a great run for LA Mayor. Gosh, with leaders like these, SB is in really good hands.... right?
On Hotel Tax Rebate Moves Forward
Posted on September 29 at 1:06 p.m.
Bravo Mr. Richard Foster. Thank you for your analysis.
On Goleta City Council's unanimous vote against even studying whether to develop Bishop Ranch shows that the city is
Posted on May 25 at 3:38 p.m.
Hi BeachFan. We get the point you don't like Janet Wolf. But just to be clear, they are different appointments. Janet had graciously volunteered to serve as a local elected official for the Ventura-SB-SLO region, an appointment under the authority of the Governor. Jana, on the other hand, accepted an invitation to serve as a citizen/public member of the Commission pursuant to an appointment by the Speaker of the Assembly. Entirely different process. Curious though that SB came that close to having two residents serve on the CCC at once.... Can't recall that ever having happened.
On From Lawyer to Artist to Coastal Commissioner
Posted on May 25 at 7:28 a.m.
This is an awesome appointment for Santa Barbara. For the first time since Pedro Nava SB has real representation on the Coastal Commission, someone that actually cares about protecting the coast instead of just supporting 'whatever' development is thrown up on the table. If anyone can bring sense to SB's inane pursuit of coastal destruction it is Jana. She is a brilliant team player and will likely prove popular with fellow commissioners. She is also a leader, and her background, experience and knowledge will be invaluable. A perfect choice and kudos to Speaker Perez for a fine appointment.
Posted on May 19 at 9:51 a.m.
Nice Poodle. In a nutshell, why SB is a sad shameful sack of foul smelling nugs. Explains perfectly why no one would want to live or do business in SB. Only question is why so many delusional people still think of SB as 'the one and only.' Can't be the weather could it?
On Thrown to the Dogs
Posted on April 28 at 8:16 a.m.
You don't have to be a genius to know that Gaviota Tarplant killed the Arco/Dos Pueblos Golf Course plan at Naples a few years back. Once established, GT grows really well. Obviously the people 'advising' Bixby owners 'counseled' them to eliminate the GT immediately and make sure it doesn't show its rare and fragile little self ever again, lest their $136 million dollar 'development dreams' go belly up.
Only in SB Co., the lamest planning & coastal protection unit in California, would the government side with the landowner on this. Wait till the Coastal Commission realizes this was a Unocal 'restoration area.' You think they aren't going to require it be restored again? Think again SB....
On Bixby Cleared of Wrongdoing
Posted on April 12 at 10:36 a.m.
This is surreal. Are taxpayers really paying all those jack booted cops to stand around sweating in the sunshine? For what, to block us from our constitutional right to access our coastline? Santa Barbara has become an embarrassing testament to right wing nutter policies..... There is no doubt this is a flat out and explicit violation of the California Coastal Act, just like the Counties' lame illegal seawalls at Goleta Beach. Let's just hope it doesn't take a decade to get public access back to IV Beach.
Oh, BTW, I've started a July 4 party for elderly people at IV Beach called GeriTopia, only open to dudes and chicks over 65. Better keep those 'beach is closed' signs handy in case these old cougars get out of hand.
On Beach Ban Sinks Floatopia Again, but Deltopia Rages On
Posted on February 20 at 11:52 a.m.
Nice recap. Thanks to SB Ind. & CCC staffers for providing some clarification to a process that has gone haywire due to grandstanding and arm waiving from SB Sups, developers and certain weird lobbyists intent to attacking illusionary demons instead of just complying with the Coastal Act. Expensive? A waste of years of time? You Bet! Hopefully, the back benchers will just sit down and shut up and some common sense folks can move this process forward.
On County vs. Coastal Commission Debate Goes to School
Posted on February 3 at 8:35 a.m.
Based upon Amerikaner's trustworthy assurances, certainly Bixby's owners wouldn't mind placing agricultural easements on the property. That would certainly put the baseball bat to any funny business.....
On The Bixby Mystery
Posted on February 3 at 8:03 a.m.
The only surprise here is that Wolf is just now realizing she is surrounded by lunatics. SB went down the land use drain years ago....thanks to world renown municipal plumber Mike Brown. Recall it was a liberal BOS that kept Brown on despite all his legal & administrative setbacks and he returned the favor by destroying the planning department & filling it with cronies. Come on SB, this is an open statewide secret. Now you've got guys on the BOS who aren't there to protect the public, SL's 'mandate' is to fight for private stairways on public property!! Ha. This is fantastic albeit silly nonsense at taxpayers expense. Good thing Salud has become such a conservative.....I won that bet a long time ago....
On Wolf Growls