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Posted on April 11 at 1:57 p.m.
Feels like Aceves is really struggling to get a campaign started, even with a big bank account funded by pro-fast-growthers. His campaign is placing those red signs on any open space his crew can find in 2nd District. His track record shows Aceves will work hards to approve more high density buildings and hotels to fill those open spaces in Noleta like he has done in the City of Goleta. Just look at all the high-density development Aceves has approved and is proud of in the City of Goleta with more each time you drive to Costco. Noleta just imagine looking like Hollister in West Goleta, bye bye open space, farms, small town feeling and mountain views, hello too much too fast soon after electing Aceves!
Give your vote to Janet Wolf she has a better understanding of quality of life issues than Aceves. Keep Goleta Beach Park and the County out of the hands of Aceves.
On Aceves Accuses Wolf of Donation Conflict
Posted on April 11 at 11:43 a.m.
Is that how to judge a City based on fiscal health and a growing government bureaucracy and too many permanent City jobs? What about quality of life and living within our resources and pacing growth accordingly? Goleta needs to resist the fast cash flow that comes with over-development, high density and more traffic Singer has promoted. Such a short sighted City Manager who is part of the group that weakened the General Plan and helped eliminate the growth management ordinance, GGMO, our original City of Goleta founders had set up to protect Goleta from over-development. Goleta is "safe" because 75% of the real Goleta Valley including IV and Goleta Beach are not in the City. Some call that denial! So sad to say the other 75% of Goleta Valley will never want to be part of the City of Goleta Singer helped create! Bright side: Now the City of Goleta has a chance to find a manager who will not depend on so much new development to fund bigger government and work to reduce City government and the need to build build build to feed the "fiscal health". We can do better here in Goleta!
On Goleta City Manager Dan Singer Stepping Down
Posted on March 28 at 10:58 p.m.
Goleta Chamber of Commerce is trying to salvage Aceves campaign and create more waves at Goleta Beach out of a now non issue. Janet Wolf pulled the rug from under Aceves and the build as much as possible Goleta Chamber by voting to keep the rocks. Shame on the Goleta Chamber and CEO Miller.
On Goleta Chamber of Commerce Lobbies to Annex Goleta Beach
Posted on March 26 at 8:09 p.m.
Another VIP leaving the City of Goleta?, whats up at Goleta City Hall? Is the City Manager any good? or is it too much approved development wearing down the staff? or what?
Best of luck to Tina, she is a class act and always explains the cash flow well at meetings :)
On Goleta Finance Director Stepping Down
Posted on March 25 at 10:27 p.m.
Great news! This is one reason the City of Goleta has the revenue neutrality agreement to help the county fund this now and in the future. This has been and will continue to be a regional resource used by the whole community not just IV and UCSB students.
On Thanks, Isla Vista!
Posted on March 25 at 10 p.m.
Aceves is indeed one of the reasons we now see way too much development to soon in the City of Goleta. No way should this man get to be on the board of supervisors. Look out Noleta this guy will team up with two north county sups and start approving too much in Noleta as soon as 2015. Please do not support Aceves and allow him to weaken the county like he has done in Goleta. Thank godness the City of Goleta is so small and limits the damage Aceves can do. Lets also keep Goleta Beach away from Aceves by keeping him off the board of supervisors.
On Aceves Opens Campaign Office
Posted on March 25 at 9:29 p.m.
WALMART is the best at privatizing profits and socializing costs. I think the oil companies do pay into a super fund that is used by the state for this kind of cleanup. Always a good time when sand is low and more old pipes and I beams are exposed to cut more off and remove the bits. Those burried I beams can slice a surfer or swimmer if exposed.
On Crews Work to Remove Storm Debris From Goleta Beaches
Posted on March 14 at 7:29 p.m.
I mean the term "Green" is not about conservation, as in was invented. This term "Green" has been hi-jacked and "spin" as good news by developers when seeking approvals to build more and more despite the social impacts too many people will bring.
Did you know Donald Bren, is/was a big Orange County Developer? Bren School grads designed and built that aweful 4 story building in IV at the top of the Embarcadero loop. You can dis-agree, but I say that building is way out of place, belongs in a big City, is too big for that small site and for laid back small IV. No setbacks, the size bulk and scale would never get an approval under past conservation guidelines where we cared about quality of life by limiting density and cared about the mountain and ocean views of surrounding neighbors. That building has a Leeds cert.
Leeds is a building standard that rates the amount of solar panels, low flow shower heads, double pain glass or energy efficiency, for example in a building design. People confuse this as always good for a community and forget about all the social impacts of cramming more and more people, concrete, less open space, fewer space for trees and plant to grow, blocking views, more traffic etc, into the limited space.
"Its green so it must be good mentality" is what Bren teaches IMHO. Of course building energy efficient buildings can be good for the future, but we should rate the long term social impacts at the same time. The money to fund Bren School in part comes from developer interests. Fox guarding the hen house? Follow the money.
On What in the world is happening to Isla Vista?
Posted on March 13 at 7:45 p.m.
Problem with IV is UCSB enrollment increasing another 5K and building so more housing in and around IV. The carrying capacity of IV was exceeded years ago, but some keep adding to the problem.
News Flash those new multi-story housing / buildings at the top of the loop and behind the six-pac shop are "Green Buildings" yeah!.
Go figure, green building means too much density, more crime, less and less open space for all the residents. You go Bren School keep teaching the students how to build green even in places that already cannot sustain so they can come back and further cram IV with beneficial buildings. Please somebody correct me if I am wrong about IV, love to be wrong here!
Posted on March 13 at 6:55 p.m.
Those all important "Can and Will Serve Letters" from the Goleta Water District to developers need to slow way down, to a trickle if you will, especially in the the City of Goleta. With all the planning and management experience on the Goleta water board, why did they "plan" to reduce water use sooner by allowing less water to new development the last few years?
On Goleta Declares Stage 1 Water Shortage
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