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Posted on April 21 at 8:18 a.m.
Someones got to feed the ever-growing bureaucracy of the UC system. Who's gonna pay for all those bloated pensions and salaries? The under represented, un-organized student of course. They will learn a good lesson about how to screw over the next generation. Thanks to Das Williams and the State Legislature for avoiding any kind of reform of how the UC system is structured and how it operates.
On UCSB Students React to Possible Loan Interest Rate Hike
Posted on April 18 at 11:24 a.m.
Todays planners would have never approved that much land preservation. County planners today would be trying desperately to add mixed-use developments all along the coast.
On Flower Power
Posted on April 9 at 9 p.m.
These two guys are idiots, plain and simple. People who want guns need to take an I.Q. test. That way these two idiots could stay home and play video games.
On Dogs Versus Hunters in the Backcountry
Posted on March 26 at 9:08 a.m.
Noise polution has serious negative impacts on health.
On Leaf-Blower Enforcement
Posted on March 20 at 5:58 p.m.
If the Republican party ever wants to regain power in California, they need to get back to where they once belonged.
During the 1950-1960's they were the pro-choice party supporting abortion rights in the name of less govt. interference into citizens lives. Today the evangelicals have taken over the republican party and have abandoned pro-choice rights for women. Perhaps Mr. Jeffers could offer his strategy as to how the GOP will get back to being the pro-choice party it once was. That would help the republicans because a majority of Californians don't want the Govt telling them what to do with their bodies.
The republicans have abandoned their balanced budget policies for "no new taxes" rhetoric. Today, when you elect republicans, they spend $$$$$$$$ like drunken sailors on "foriegn entanglements" and are the main supporters of the "military industrial complex" that Eisenhower warned us about. However, when it comes to paying the tab, the republicans try to steal money from programs that benefit Americans, like social security and Medi-care.
Essentially the republican party has become the party of corrupt special interests. They continually try to cut taxes for the corporations that suck up most of the tax money the poor and middle-class people end up paying.
That said, the democrats are only a few steps behind the republicans. They're becoming nearly as corrupt as the republicans with their $68 billion dollar bullet trains through farmland and bloated salaries and pensions for govt. administrators at UC campuses at the expense of college students on student loans.
On Getting Back to Our Grassroots
Posted on March 15 at 12:20 p.m.
On Don’t Invite Cruise Ships
Posted on March 14 at 5:15 p.m.
The City should sell the sculpture to another City and use the money to buy a sculpture that compliments the location. Bayers sculpture doesn't fit either location. It would be more suited in New York or Berlin.
Also Bayer was instrumental in the development of the Atlantic Richfield Company's corporate art collection. Does Santa Barbara really want an art piece along the beach from an artist who worked for Arco.
I like Bayers work. He's a good artist in my book. But his sculture just doesn't work by the beach or by the Spanish style architecture near De la Guerra plaza.
On Aye of the Beholder
Posted on March 14 at 4:59 p.m.
This is the City compromising it's ethics in its desperate search for more revenue. The $200/day passenger spending estimates sound extremely bloated, designed to buy over influence.
Posted on March 1 at 1:25 p.m.
I didn't realize the 400-500 people who signed the petition to keep public tennis public were a "small but determined cadre of tennis players angry about the threefold fee-increase".
I didn't realize that many people used the courts. Years ago I went to Los Positas to play and after 20 minutes or so a person from the city came onto the court and asked for $5. I didn't have it so we had to leave. I haven't been back.
Fees for public recreation are unethical when the City spends money hiring employees to collect fees and hires a Tennis Services Coordinator. The annual cost of those employees could pay for maintenance leaving the tennis courts public for EVERYONE to use for free.
It's sad that the City Council is repeating mistakes about double taxation for recreation purposes. If someone had the time and money they could take this to court and win, just like what happened with the "Adventure Pass".
These public courts were paid for by the public, and now only the upper classes get to use them. Regressive thinking from City Hall. Maybe the City Council could lease me City Hall for $1.00 per year and I could rent it back to them for $10,000/month.
On No Love on the Courts
Posted on February 27 at 7:14 p.m.
We need a Parks and Rec director who will stand up for the public. This "adventure pass ideology" does not serve the public good.
On Complicit or Negligent?
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