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Posted on January 18 at 3:01 p.m.
The mayor protested she did not want to be hoodwinked by Caltrans, but at the very same time she was hoodwinking her own constituents for her own personal gain. She blindly insisted there was no congestion on Coast Village Road--just so she could support Montecito's fatally flawed, left-lane nonsense.
She left her own citizens to fend for themselves, while she became Montecito's carpetbagger. On behalf of a half-a-dozen, out-of-touch and out-of-city obstructions, she used her position, her planning commission and the city's staff to build support for Montecito's unbuildable scheme.
Is that grounds for recall?.
On Green Light for Highway 101 Widening
Posted on January 15 at 8:25 p.m.
Great minds in the same direction! Hooooray!
On New Publisher for <em>The Independent</em>
Posted on January 5 at 5:35 p.m.
I agree with Jordan that Montecito has sucked the air right out of the "evaluation" room by delaying the project with a string of headline-grabbing, but unbuildable ideas.
However, I do not agree that the Caltrans preferred project, previously supported by the city planning commission, will add to congestion on Coast Village Road. The Caltrans design includes a south bound on-ramp to LA, which will greatly relieve the congestion on CVR.
The little-discussed lack of a southbound on-ramp is one reason over 1,500 locals recently presented a petition to SBCAG and the Governor opposing the Montecito plan and demanding a southbound on-ramp be part of whatever is built. Most of the city's planning commissioners strongly supported a southbound on-ramp, but Jordan failed to put their request in the PC letter to Caltrans, which he signed as chair.
On Highway Drama Obscures Important Issues
Posted on November 17 at 7:34 a.m.
The Montecito Plan saves nothing. If the dangerous left-lanes were retained, they would have to be rebuilt and reconfigured. The cost would be similar to the CT alternative. Worse, the Montecito plan is three-legged; it has no Cabrillo southbound ramp, leaving Coast Village Road endlessly congested. The Montecito Plan also reduces the HOV lanes by 40%--a feature demanded by the voters when they approved Measure A project funding. Montecito has delayed the project for a year, meeting with Caltrans over 21 times with frivolous go-nowhere ideas. Now Montecito plan to sue, causing more delays. No wonder Caltrans refuses to respect these obstructionists and shame on the pols for catering to the charade!
On Way More Heat than Light on 101
Posted on September 17 at 9:12 p.m.
Cay Sanchez IS Art from Scrap. Without her it is nothing--absolutely nothing. Thanks Cay for all you have done, and shame on this errant Board of Directors.
On Art Boss Scrapped