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Posted on December 5 at 11:49 a.m.
It's sad that those tennis courts are empty whenever I drive by on Los Positas.
So much for public health. I hope the process that created this fiasco is made illegal for future public parks. It appears the parks & rec commission blew it here.
On Tennis Turmoil
Posted on November 30 at 1:52 p.m.
DD, all I said in this post is that, "The opinions of the board members of SBCAG and the Montecito Association, and the SB City Council for that matter, do reflect the majority view on the South Coast."
I didn't mention Montecito 101 here, although it sound like they agree with SBCAG, and the SB City Council, and the Montecito Association which I believe they're directly involved with.
The way SBCAG, the Montecito Association, and the SB City Council voted reflects the majority view.
I don't need to write a letter or send an email if my elected officials are voting and reflecting the views I support. Maybe I should send a "Thanks, keep up the good work" letter?
On Freeway-Widening Food Fight Intensifies
Posted on November 30 at 8:44 a.m.
"No one has the right to light matches they can’t put out for 250,000 years,”
That is the truth of this whole mess. And when you look at the costs involved in managing the radioactivity for that long, burdening future generations, the economics start to fall apart. PG&E will undoubtedly try to transfer that endless debt to the government after profiting from the cheap energy today. The NRC has proven time and time again that they take their marching orders from the nuclear industry and have deaf ears towards the public.
Solar, wind, and onshore natural gas are in abundance. We don't need to risk our lives for cheap energy. It's just not worth it.
On Diablo Canyon: Mad Dogs and Crazy Chickens
Posted on November 27 at 11:40 a.m.
The opinions of the board members of SBCAG and the Montecito Association, and the SB City Council for that matter, do reflect the majority view on the South Coast. However, the strong vocal minority, which I didn't know existed until EastBeach and Herschel educated me about, is pretty vocal.
I don't think anyone on this blog is going to change anybody's mind here. But I will say I would rather cancel the whole project than implement the Caltrans plan. UCSB can let people work online at home.
Posted on November 26 at 6:49 p.m.
No Herschel. I know you and Eastbeach have strong feelings about this but SBCAG and the Montecito Assc. Do represent the majority.
Posted on November 26 at 3:20 p.m.
You're in the minority on this one East Beach. Check with the Montecito Association and SBCAG and then get back to us.
Posted on November 26 at 9:23 a.m.
Time for Das Williams and Hannah-Beth Jackson to break Caltrans "my way or no highway" inflexibility.
Caltrans is an archaic, dysfunctional agency where original thinking is not encouraged.
Posted on November 22 at 4:18 p.m.
That intersection has quite a bit of open space/wilderness next to it.
To put a bright stoplight there would be intrusive and invasive. Having a light flashing different colors 24/7 is out of character and out of touch with the environment.
On Roundabout or Stoplight at Cliff and Las Positas?
Posted on November 20 at 4:24 p.m.
"I shouted out who killed the Kennedy's, when after all it was you and me."
On Who really shot JFK?
Posted on November 17 at 1:40 p.m.
Billclausen: It seems to me sometime in the late 1980's and early 1990's is when the shift came from the left. It used to be the Pearl Chase crowd and the early environmentalists worked to protect Santa Barbara from what was happening in Los Angeles. Limiting development was considered good for public health and protecting the environment protected childrens development. Kids could ride their bike anywhere, and most kids walked or rode their bike to school. It was safe. The public was protected from most density developments like the 9 story apartments proposed at Alice Keck park.I think what happened was the California Builders Association (CBIA) took over the democratic party at the State level and forced unwanted developments onto Santa Barbara via the beefed up housing elements. When Santa Barbara ran out of space they were forced to build upward to satisfy these draconian State housing element developments. Currently State Sen. Darrell Steinberg and the CBIA have forged an unholy financial alliance to keep the corruption going. Darrell Steinberg collects millions from all the special interests who benefit from these developments. They don't care about the families or children who grow up in these environments, they know as long as they have access to expensive real estate markets they will profit.
On Development Near Freeway to be Curbed
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