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Posted on April 11 at 8:41 a.m.
Hire internally? That's called professional nepotism. The successful municipal agencies bring in the best people. Closed systems have lower quality administrators overall and political lackeys. John. you really don't understand how it works do you??
As for Herman, thanks for your efforts and accomplishments while here under a micro managing BOS. It wasn't an easy job, best of luck in your new position with City of San Diego. I'm sure you will be treated better and work for a more professional agency.
On Community Services Director Leaving
Posted on April 10 at 8:52 a.m.
I applaud those kids out there that came out to clean up. Yes, the efforts of those who stepped up have been buried due to the stupid behaviour of some. I also want to thank those kids that have come out every year since 2008 to clean up after the mess left by outsiders and irresponsible locals. This small group should know that they make their parents proud. Too bad far too many kids lack this type of responsibility and concern that should have been instilled in them, but wasn't.
On I Heart Isla Vista
Posted on April 10 at 8:41 a.m.
Again, fiscal policy by this BOS is a joke. For example, still you don't hear much discussion for how the Maint. and Operations cost for the new jail will be covered. The current reserves are tiny for an agency the size of the County. I wish the new CAO luck...she'll need it with this group.
On Caution Peppers Budget Talk
Posted on April 10 at 8:25 a.m.
Ok, so most of the arrested and cited were out of towners. Question.....who invited them? Answer.....UCSB/IV students.
On The Deltopia Disaster Debriefed
Posted on April 8 at 2:44 p.m.
Here is a thought I caught wind of in another article. Those of us who were here in the early 90's remember the fiasco that was Halloween in IV. It got so bad that it was around 93 they closed IV off to all but residents only. After a few years, they loosened up when it became more of a "locals" party. It has been nowhere the debacle it was since. It's about time to seriously consider doing this for Deltopia.
On Deltopia Party Devolves Into Isla Vista Riot
Posted on April 8 at 2:24 p.m.
Really? She's an advocate for the beach? If she was such an advocate for keeping the status quo, why did she not speak up against EDC and Surfriders position back in 2009 when it was presented at the Coastal Commission meeting in San Luis Obispo?? She was NEVER this big an advocate for the status quo. It just so happens her advocacy came at a time when the beach was a hot topic with an upcoming election and residents like me irate that we were looking at a loss of the resource. And yes, I said loss as in "managed retreat". As for the bridge, it's safety brought up by the PW Director in 2009 because it can't bear the load of two vehicles. NOT Janet driven. It's safety driven common sense. She doesn't know the difference between a cross beam and a high beam. Again, staff report based on staff recommendation favored by the majority of the Board.Geeber nailed it with parking as well. I was there. She only came out later after the opposition (including Surfriders and EDC) spoke up. She also refused to meet with people like Ed De La Torre or other advocates to keep the status quo for a period of time, but gladly took money during the same time for her campaign from EDC folks. The fee issue was initially proposed in 2009 as a way to fund the permeable pier project, which she never voiced support for that would have kept the status quo and quite possible, have extended the beach.The Sewage Lift Station? She didn't lead that charge, it came from Parks to the BOS through a staff report to address a system that continually failed, was outdated and needed to be replaced. All sups from what I remember voted to address the situation. And yes, I'm curious as the the PHD's involved. Are they in marine science or english lit? A degree doesn't make you an expert in everything.
On Wolf and the Beach
Posted on April 8 at 2:07 p.m.
I tend to agree with blah blah. Maybe it's time for a hard crackdown like was done for halloween. It worked.....wasn't popular with the kids, but it worked. After a couple years, when they learn it can be fun without our of towners, then they can again begin to loosen up.
On Farr Reacts to Deltopia Riot
Posted on April 7 at 4:08 p.m.
I think I can chime here with a simple reply to Sam above. The resources ($$$$$) spent cleaning up this mess is General Fund dollars from the County Coffers....i.e. my tax dollars as well as everyone's above. Money that can go toward Social Services go to pay cops babysitting spoiled brats with no boundries. That is how I am impacted. My tax dollars to clean up a mess from a bunch of kids who don't take responsibilities for their actions. It's the same pool of money for hiring the extra cops that were there, the same money that will pay for the court cases that are sure to take place, etc.
Posted on April 7 at 3:56 p.m.
Your comments are akin to closing the barn door after the horses have bolted. It's been told to you for years by County Sheriffs this was a growing problem. In 2009, the first year of the beach closure, it was not as crazy, but the signs were there. But then again, you and Janet didn't want to upset your student voting block too badly considering they are responsible for your election.
Posted on April 7 at 8:52 a.m.
IWPCHI continues to imaze with his incredible lack of knowledge and moronic ramblings. He talks about "Let Isla Vista shell out money for port a potties and sanitation" Maybe he should let the bong cool. IV is an unincorporated area of the County. There fore, there is no IV to "charge". It's on the County's dime, i.e. OUR DIME. For a guy that rambles on like the Unibombers manifesto, he sure have very little knowledgeable information to add. Here is an idea......if they want a party, add it to their fees for tuition. After all, it seems to be the students that invite these "out of towners" who cause trouble. I highly doubt it's the non-student residents of IV that are inviting this crowd.