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Posted on May 6 at 11:25 a.m.
Of course Salud supports him. Salud always supports those who kiss his rear end. I don't think they can fire a sargent, they are union backed and not at will. Although she should watch her back if she loses.
On Sergeant Sandra Brown Looks to Unseat Sheriff Bill Brown
Posted on April 25 at 11:30 a.m.
We've been losing for a while. The pinnacle was in 2009 when enviros for hire Enviromental Defense Center (EDC) was caught making backroom deals with PXP in exchange for payola through a 3rd party, for attorney fees as reported in this paper. Next UCSB used to be a bed of environmental activism most recently replaced by the Deltopia/Floatopia crowd who would rather party and trash the place and beaches (which is why they were closed) than concern themselves with the environment.
On Barking Up the Wrong Trees
Posted on April 11 at 1:31 p.m.
Wow, with the County projected to be another $10 million upside down, this is the best they can do? They can save 5 times that if each supervisor would reduce their staff to one aide. But then again, Janet, Salud and Dorreen aren't known for intellectual thinking or long term solutions. What do you have again Salud??? 3 Janet? 3. Joe Centeno had ONE.
On County to Save Money By Reclassifying Position
Posted on April 11 at 1:28 p.m.
Some good points Willy. But it's the cops that have the biggest pension liabilities for the City. Their ability to pad their salaries with outrageous overtime hours, and have their ending pension based on this inflated salary is what is killing the system.
What's left? City streets and infracstructure deteriorate and you start closing pools, parks, libraries. Which is why you let the votes decide. If they support, ok, if not, well, cuts eventually will need to be done to offset the long term pension liabilities. Of course, long term thinking is severly lacking in this County.
On Tax Hike Dead in the Cradle
Posted on April 11 at 10:04 a.m.
Put it on the ballot, let the voters decide......period.
Posted on April 10 at 2:50 p.m.
Now if they could also get rid of the dead weight of the other two deputy CEO's and let the new administrator bring on their own team. Won't happen. Logic and this board majority aren't very well aquainted.
On Supervisors Decide to Not Renew CEO Wallar’s Contract
Posted on April 10 at 2:47 p.m.
See what greed got ya Chandra!! Nice hire BOS. You bear direct responsibility for this one. I hold no hope you'll do any better next time around.
Dr. Dan, this is the last group of people who would ever lead by example by cutting their own budgets.
Posted on April 10 at 9:01 a.m.
Ok. Lot's of comments on "well, just bring out some extra porta potties......bring in some lifeguards......." How's this for plain and simple....."Who PAYS???" Port a potties are one per hundred users. Lifeguards for this situation would be a nightmare. How do they keep there eyes on a floating mass of drunk students and who would really pay attention to anything they had to say? The extra cops that the County taxpayers from Cuyama to Carpinteria pay for. As for lifeguard towers, how do you get them down there? Anyone remember the high tide line there? Geez folks, think.
On Cal Poly Student Found Dead at Campus Point
Posted on April 8 at 8:51 a.m.
Wasn't a young man paralized by a fall a couple of years back from the hill top? Yes, they started partying as soon as thursday evening with kids like this poor young lady coming into town.
Posted on April 4 at 4:22 p.m.
As I've stated before, and as some infer at the moment, there is no money without a major shift in priorities in spending. With a $10 million plus gap again this year, and no sign if it improving in the next 5, you HAVE to have some draconian cuts. Start small, say with reducing the number of staff the Sups have. Reducing their aides from 2 plus an office assistant to one full time and one part time office assistant, you could save over $200,000 in salaries and benefits. Guess what??? That's two cops on the streets, or repairs to the road up to Toro Canyon Park, or 3 social service counselors. But hey, not this group of fiscally challenged electeds. God forbid they actually had to talk directly to constituents as opposed to sending their aides out. But they always have time to talk to their donors.
On Adam Walks the Walk
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