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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
Posted on January 28 at 4:47 p.m.
Gee.... 25,000 acres and not a drop of water in sight. Must be a real bummer for the dude already $150 mil. into the deal and sending bushels of cash to an assortment of lobbyists, lawyers and consultants every month. One has to wonder about the tensile strength of this camel's back.
On Trouble in Paradise?
Posted on January 20 at 2:43 p.m.
Ricky must be doing this solely for the quick flip and cash out. Otherwise he would be moving back and not building rooms so far out over the sandy public beach. Only an ostrich with it's head in the sand doesn't know that beach is going to be drowned by sea rise from climate change in 60 years. Strategic retreat planning is called 'smart' for a reason....
On A Mitigated Miramar?
Posted on January 20 at 2:33 p.m.
Private stairways to the beach SHOULD be prohibited. SB is one of the last coastal regions, if not the last, where that silly feudal practice is still allowed. Take one look at the sick private structure on the bluff and public beach east of Goleta Beach for an eye popping example of how lame that loophole is.
On Tug-of-War Marathon
Posted on January 13 at 11:38 a.m.
I suspect the homeless would much rather warm up in the Paradise Cafe, with a stiff drink and direct access to decision makers, local politicos and assorted other bloated wannabes. Could have saved 10k.... and who knows, perhaps amongst the rest of the council they own other properties and have access to other businesses around town that would be cheaper and preferable as homeless hangouts. I mean, who wants to hang out in a church to get warm anyway?
On $10,000 Approved For Warming Shelter, Just Barely
Posted on January 5 at 9:25 a.m.
The point is that those folks ~ birders, hikers, rare plant fans and surfers ~ that have been using Naples for decades need to keep doing it. Oh.... and don't die. Some 813 properties have been used 'with permission' now for decades and it gets really difficult to prove legal public access as time goes by, users get old move away die etc.
On Naples for Everyone?
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