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Posted on December 18 at 10:01 a.m.
Ah Madame Mayor, why ruin a great work of fiction with facts. Can't you tell the people love their fiction more than reality.
In the future, if you want readers to believe the facts, you may need to add some Star Wars action sequences, or a love scene at the end.
Just letting readers know that the current 101 plan robs Santa Barbara of all its road maintenance funds and alternative transportation funds, while other Counties don't pay a dime for their freeway widening, or that the HOV lane will make commute times longer and increase CO2 emissions and increase global warming, won't work unless you add some fictional twist like "this story brought to you by a Cuban, double secret agent, who secretly resides in Montecito and is going buy me a seat in Congress."
Good luck educating the masses Madame Mayor. Everyone's a PhD from their own university.
On Highway Project Promises to Ruin City Traffic
Posted on December 12 at 9:59 a.m.
Spoken like a Jersey politician. Just back the power base and don't worry if it doesn't work.
On Bare-Knuckle Politics — Santa Barbara-Style
Posted on December 12 at 9:38 a.m.
The UC Chancellor and UC Regents created this mess. The UC system should pay for the damages.
Allowing enrollment increases created an unhealthy high-density environment where violence and mental health issues became exasperated.
On Governing the Anarchist Bubble of Isla Vista
Posted on December 5 at 9:05 a.m.
It's called the Sacramento dis-connect.
UC Berkley professors studied HOV lanes and concluded they make commuter times longer on average than just letting everyone use all the lanes.
The reason Sacramento keeps them is to promote electric cars and hybrids which get to use them with a single driver. The State wants to encourage hybrid cars even if it discriminates against poorer people who can't afford hybrid vehicles.
Its a class system.
The amount of Co2 released is more with the HOV lanes, but Sacramento makes it seem like they are promoting clean air instead of creating aa freeway class system.
On Bummer-to-Bummer Traffic Guaranteed
Posted on November 13 at 4:18 p.m.
Insult to injury.
After UCSB grew past sustainable levels within Santa Barbara, they go ahead and congest the area with more pollution, traffic, and destroy the rental market for locals.
I.V. already is the densest area this side of the Mississippi. Money corrupts.
On UCSB Long-Range Plan Wins Approval
Posted on November 9 at 10:53 a.m.
Montecito Water District is nuts not to recycle their water since most of it goes to irrigation anyway. Mosby says it's not economical to recycle water but his "desal only" approach is the least economical option.
Montecito Water District needs lots of options to draw water from during the good and bad times.
On Drought Emergency Persists Despite Trick-or-Treat Rains
Posted on November 6 at 10:13 a.m.
Lower green fees would increase use. Green fees weren't always so high. That would help the restaurant too.
On Privatizing the Muni Links?
Posted on November 1 at 8:30 a.m.
A clear violation of Title IX.
If this ever reaches a court of law, SBCC won't have a leg to stand on.
Also, requiring $30,000 to consider reinstatement sounds like a bribe. I doubt that bogus threat has any legal justification since other sports, both men and women, don't face similar bribes. Discrimination, discrimination, discrimination.
I'll vote No on P because of this boondoggle..
If SBCC could get back to healthy priorities, like focusing on students, the community would want to help. If the bond went to reducing tuition, so local high school graduates could afford to attend SBCC, I would support it. Many low-income high school graduates don't attend because $46/unit is too much.
On No SBCC Tennis Team
Posted on October 31 at 1:16 p.m.
"Proposition 1 won’t increase the state’s water supply, won’t provide drought relief, and won’t improve California’s long-term water outlook."
Please tell the readers what desal and water recycling is. Have you heard of these concepts Ankur.
On Proposition 1: A False Framing of California’s Water Crisis
Posted on October 29 at 8:40 p.m.
The Indy hasn't been using all their marbles this election year. Hopefully they haven't lost them.
I think their endorsements just came from the owner and don't reflect the journalists thinking.
Extreme birth rates, which create over-population, are a problem based in ignorance, religious beliefs against contraception and birth control, and poverty.
Refusing to create a healthy, safe water supply in California will not limit population growth.
As long as we remain in a drought, we're gonna need a new, reliable source of water for crop irrigation and drinking water. Since water-recycling is probaly cheaper and safer than desal, it makes since to prepare for this continuing drought with water projects that are economically viable.
Yes there has been waste in the past with "State Water" projects, but at least water recycling is water we already own and control right here locally.
To just dump our own local water in the ocean after one use is STUPID.
On Yes on Proposition 1