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Posted on January 16 at 2:50 p.m.

The County has found creative ways of getting rid of quality staff. Either forcing them out like Parks Director Hernandez or making their lives miserable like Parks Director Parker, Deputy CEO Stillwell, General Services Director Nisbet, and a whole host of others. All of these I think went on to bigger and better things. AKA....anywhere but here. This place has fired not only competent, but highly skilled people who didn't tow the borderline unethical line the BOS handles.

On Judge Sides with Fired County Manager

Posted on January 16 at 2:45 p.m.

She's a solid employee. Hopefully this micro managing bunch of BOS let her do here job. Now if she could get rid of some dead weight on her deputy staff.

On County CEO Gets Pay Raise

Posted on November 20 at 9:44 a.m.

Enjoy your retirement and thank you for all your devotion and hard work for the poor. God Bless.

On Sister Janet to the Rescue

Posted on November 7 at 3 p.m.

Nancy Rapp has done almost nothing positive since taking over for Richard Johns all those years ago. Departmental moral sucks, her policy of promoting from within has given us no real leaders in the bunch. The department is a shell of what is was when I grew up here. Youth Sports programs, after school, middle school programs, then contracting out adult softball, awful outreach on the tree policy, the golf course, discontent for a number of years on the Parks and Recreation Commission. It doesn't come close to resembling the National Gold Medal award winning department it was back in the 80's. Hey Nancy, do us all a favor and retire already. Oh and to whoever hires a replacement......we need new blood from outside if it is going to get any better.

On Privatizing the Muni Links?

Posted on November 7 at 2:55 p.m.

Let's get back to the post. The construction of this white elephant was a mistake to begin with. Now, $4.1 million for a place used by less than a dozen people a day. Talk about pet projects. Oh, and Salud...remember? You voted for this. So much for responsible budgeting. For half that amount, the valley could have had a great community center retrofit, but alas, who cares about logic and common sense on the BOS.

On $2.4 Million Cuyama Pool Getting $1.7 Million Fix

Posted on October 30 at 9:28 a.m.

It's about time. Article is correct, SB would have gotten burned in court. The delay will at least allow for a district election in 2016, in time for the federal election. The make up of the Council will be very different and long overdue.

On Tempers Flare over District Elections

Posted on September 18 at 10:56 a.m.

Easy solution. Place it back in the City of Goleta ballot. Good idea to give Goleta Beach to City of Goleta. They would be better stewards of the beach in terms of keeping it intact. I take it dalplan and john adams aren't Goleta city residents?

On Goleta-County Squabble Sparks Up

Posted on August 7 at 10:12 a.m.

Priceless, maybe you'd rather have firefighters on call have to drive in when an emergency happen, which unlike sitting on your butt don't happen on a time clock, and take an hour to get to your house. When they work, they put their asses on the line to save homes and property and should be compensated as such. He didn't invent the retirement system, so why should he be criticized for it? Paramedics on engines is a lot cheaper than have individual paramedic units who do nothing else. During the firestorms from 2008-10, they more than earned their keep. They, are compensated less than the average cop. So from an educated voter, you don't have a clue as to what you are talking about.

On County Fire Chief to Retire

Posted on August 4 at 11:16 a.m.

District Elections have been supported in numerous court cases up and down the state with no jurisdiction.....I repeat NO JURISDICTION successfully challenging the lawsuits against at large elections. SB better get on board. Next should be term limits for the BOS. Now before people start yelling "we can always vote them out". These folks make a living raising money to keep there seat, thereby eliminating all but the wealthy for launching a successful challenge. Maybe someone will take up this cause as well soon. LA County just passed a term limits law as well.

On Voting Discrimination Lawsuit Filed

Posted on July 10 at 8:23 a.m.

Let's not forget the long term pension obligation for these new positions, full benefits, maintenance and operations of the facility. Nice the Sherrif isn't held accountable for overspending his budget.

On Jail Funding a 'Moving Target'?

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