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Posted on May 17 at 8:42 a.m.
The Veronica Meadows neighborhood was approved by the planning commission, the city council, and the coastal commission. The ballot measure is about whether you want the bridge, the public park, the open space, and the creek restoration OR whether you want it accessed through Alan Road.
@Barney: you really shouldn't mislead your readers by telling them the elections are about something they are not.
On Our Dueling Mayors
Posted on May 17 at 8:26 a.m.
You actually said "city's nicest," but the question still stands.
Along with the question of how 44 acres of open space, a new 6 acre public park, and not tying up years worth of Measure B funds is bad for the environment?
On Not What We Call Restoration
Posted on May 17 at 7:57 a.m.
Environmentalists like Marty Blum, Grant House, and Kim Kimball support the plan. Cant imagine they would be for it if it wasnt a good plan.
Also, question for Brian, what part of the creek is the "city's best?" The polluted and degrading part with sewer pipes sticking out or the cement part?
Posted on May 8 at 11:33 a.m.
So 55 mph is not alright for cars, but is alright for bikes and pedestrians? Obviously safety is not one of his issues.
More importantly, has Marc ever actually been to the creek? Because his statements about it being fine as is are just plain wrong. It's polluted, it's degraded, and in overall awful condition.
The 1,8000 foot creek restoration proposed by Measure Y, as well as the safe bike trail, sounds pretty good to me.
On Y is a Lie, Opponents Say
Posted on May 4 at 1:39 p.m.
One part of Beth's statement was right, the fact that the project got majority support from both the Planning Commission and City Council. It also earned unanimous support from the Coastal Commission.
That is three different groups that reviewed the project and who voted in support of the plan.
These three groups voted to restore the collapsing, degrading Arroyo Burro Creek.
These three groups voted to create a safe pedestrian and bike path from Elings to Hendys.
These three groups voted to build a new 6 acre public park.
These three groups voted to preserve 50 acres of open space.
These three groups voted to keep additional traffic off Alan Road.
And these three groups voted to do all of it at no expense to the taxpayers.
The Planning Commission, the City Council, and the Coastal Commission each voted in support of the project and now Santa Barbarians will do the same.
Yes on Y.
On Y Pro and Con
Posted on May 3 at 5:05 p.m.
Ken, I'm sorry we disagree. I respect your opinion and your right to that opinion. Please respect mine.
You disagree that a bridge over a dirty, collapsing creek on a small piece of land is a benefit and it leading to the creation of a safe bike and pedestrian trail is a good thing.
You disagree that cleaning up that creek and fixing that horrible land by creating a restored creek and a new public park is a good thing.
Others think taxpayers should pay instead of taking this gift. I like the gift. We don't have the money. And the $1 million cost would take years of unallocated Measure B funds, which I'm sure you remember me reminding you before.
It's weird that the approved 25 homes on land that was developed for decades is such an issue that people are fighting the benefits.
Has it come to the point that even sound environmental projects must be opposed? Have we as a community sunk so low?
Y is good. Proof is that smart and caring people from every political party and point of view support it. City leaders support it. Neighbors support it. Lawyer Marc Chytilo and a handful oppose.
On Yes on Y Campaign Kicks Off
Posted on May 3 at 12:51 p.m.
You keep on saying I'm Mr Lee, but I'm not. Don't have the patience he has shown dealing with all you h8ters ;)
Why I don't blog about everything is because I don't have the time or desire to share my thoughts about everything. Between the creek restoration, the bike path, the park, and the open space this is something that seems too good an idea to let pass us by, hence my activity on this issue.
Posted on May 3 at 11:50 a.m.
Las Positas has no crosswalk from Elings Park. There is one a decent bit from the area, but no sidewalks to get there. In the 10 minutes it takes to walk it, cars get up to 65mph. Then, once you make it there, you get to walk it again on the other side of the street.
The pedestrian and bike path Measure Y will create is a great idea for the bike community, for Santa Barbara beach goers and for the neighbors.
Posted on May 3 at 10:32 a.m.
"The proposal has inspired an unlikely truce between pro-development forces and environmentalists."
They aren't kidding. Never thought I'd see Marty Blum, Grant House, Dan Secord, and Dale Francisco all supporting the same thing.
Glad to know the city leadership can unite when they see a good project like Measure Y.
Posted on May 3 at 8:09 a.m.
The 25 homes are already approved by both the City Council and the Coastal Commission.
What we are voting on is whether we want to allow them to build the bridge on a small section of degraded land in return for not increasing traffic on Alan Rd., restoring the trashy creek, building a safe trail for bikes, giving the public a free 6 acre park, and preserving 44 additional acres of open space.
The mailing made it perfectly clear what we are voting on. Your letters are the things misleading voters.
On Y a Lie