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Posted on September 15 at 8:54 a.m.
Love those emotions...even the administrator can't resist...
I must say I am more on AShaw's side...then not,--at least at this point.
I am very very proud of Nick who voluntarily ate his crow with nary a nasty peep...gives me hope...
Posted on September 8 at 1:38 p.m.
Not a very good debate. I'm for the 'all of the above' energy solutions and 'as much as we can afford' research on new methods of energy production...
On Battle Over Oil Hardly Over
Posted on May 24 at 1:16 p.m.
I would just like to protest this woman's point of view regarding our National and World Situation and register my continuing disgust at tax supported Arlington West which dishonors soldiers and co-opts their names for political uses... Santa Barbara soldiers don't like it. I've said this before.
And this woman has had her say before.
Why doesn't the Independent do something more appropriate for Memorial Day?
On A Voice of Dissent
Posted on May 15 at 12:39 p.m.
Sounds like fun. Wish I was there.
On David Horowitz Provokes Extreme Response with Anti-Arab Remarks
Posted on May 1 at 7:44 p.m.
Football is a bone crunching competitive sport...so is wrestling and woman's volleyball. Humanitarian sounds so wimpy. Look what happened in Somalia...You couldn't call them the "Poodles" either.
On No Dogs Need Apply
Posted on May 1 at 6:13 a.m.
This Don votes for the poodle...
Posted on April 29 at 6:23 a.m.
Well Mr. Pritchett putting Das Williams in front of me is like putting a red cape in front of a Spanish Bull. What is it with people who like "I'll do anything to get elected" Das? Can you trust him?
I'll try to stay focused on the planning issue. You point out and rightly so, certain weaknesses in guarantees about limit lines, building heights, as well as, the reality of city limits, and then inform us that Das is, at last, FINALLY figuring it out for us...can you really believe that? I've got a bridge barrier I'd like to sell you as well as a roof top solar panel company.
The next plan--just like the old plan, will have it's weaknesses in its rules; it might help, but believe me, they won't usher in the era of utopia...the next plan will always be the cliche driven solution to yesterday's problems...a battle plan for the last war, ...Reality is the hard work necessary for each project considered by the planning commission in conjunction with our activist citizens, not to mention the hard work of the other commissioners and all that considered in the overpowering light of it's own time's priorities that will at last reveal what this time will think matters...Plans drive uniformity of solutions, creativity is the mark of the great city. The tension between these two facts is what matters.
Das Williams is NOT the answer. Jeff Shelton might have some of the answers...
On It's a Dog's World After All
Posted on April 27 at 2:47 p.m.
Oh. One last thing Mr. Pritchett. We need to get Gregg Hart back and spend more energy on regional government...check out the way the French do regional government. Then you could put your wide angle lens back on your camera.
Posted on April 27 at 2:44 p.m.
Personally I like the idea of voting for the urban limit line by a ballot initiative...People who read the Newspress might do anything and the line needs to be there.
But to take up Mr. Pritchett's argument, the line will help define where "growth" does take place--lots downtown but some elsewhere. Good planning and architecture will do the rest. Bottlling up growth, my dear Mr. Pritchett, is the essential element so that construction doesn't go higgly piggly all over the place. Think Boulder Colorado...they have a line.
The Gaviota Coast is a gift of the Gods, don't mess it up.
Johnathansmith: Some of the new denser buildings on Chapala are just fine. Some are a failure. We need to constantly learn from both our successes and our failures. I believe the planning department does a regular slide show featuring failures for its planning staff. I can think of a few and they're not all on Chapala.
Why is the dialogue about building heights in this community so heated and so all or nothing?
Can we get back to Plaza de la Guerra now...I note that the refined editorial staff of the Independent now uses the term Plaza Vera Cruz instead of Vera Cruz Plaza...get with it...Plaza de la Guerra...fix it up please. Waiting 88 years for the finishing touches is long enough. Have a close look at the 1924 plan and what's making the rounds. It's better. You'll see.
Hey how about Jeff Shelton's "Ablitt House" at 13 West Haley!It's a beautiful thing. All tower-like and perfect. More of that please.
Posted on April 24 at 5:09 p.m.
Mr Pritchett my excuses for bad spelling...must be the sangria.
That old saw: "Think globally. Act Locally." may have some relevance here. And at least let's be broadminded enough to link up our own downtown Santa Barbara with the urban limit line--"way out" there (as you put it) at the western frontier of Goleta!! (wow, not wanting to link those two means you must really be into the micro view of things). Take off your macro lens and grab your wide angle...
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