Comments by GregMohr

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Posted on March 29 at 9:23 a.m.

sbkid, really? The SBCSD Mark Ward I knew, 10-15 years ago, was a detective, not a beat cop. Faaar out! Where's Procter these days?

On The Wisdom of Mark Ward

Posted on March 29 at 9:04 a.m.

Back to trains... Thanks much, dolphinpod14, for a great flashback! Here's another: .

On All Aboard the Commuter Rail?

Posted on March 28 at 10:35 a.m.

Baseline indoor usage for a typical person is between 1-2 hcf per month, using normal conservation practices and fixtures that are fairly modern and don't leak. I like the cap-and-trade type of billing advocated by erici. BTW, I live in Santa Barbara, not Montecito--they're "different." ☺

On Heir of the Dog

Posted on March 28 at 10:13 a.m.

JJ, you never fail to disappoint. Unbelievable.

On All Aboard the Commuter Rail?

Posted on March 28 at 6:28 a.m.

No, he's not THAT Mark Ward, of KTYD-Nude News fame. Still, a decent cop. Happy trails!

On The Wisdom of Mark Ward

Posted on March 28 at 6:22 a.m.

Bimbo, WTF are you trying to say about unions being the problem with the notoriously intransigent Union Pacific Railroad Corp.? Next thing, JJ will check in with some pretzel-logical twist on public employee pensions being the root of the problem. Youse need to get a life.

Yes, Ms. Jackson is due a heap of thanks for distilling something tangible out of all the hot air that's been blown about commuter rail over the past couple of decades. These things take as much time as they need to take, and it'll be a while before rail passengers' dreams become reality.

Wouldn't it be nice if, instead of a childrens' museum (?!?) being under construction near the train station, there instead was a transit hub for train riders to get the local surface travel needed for jobs, shopping, cultural events, whatever?

On All Aboard the Commuter Rail?

Posted on March 21 at 4:40 a.m.

Back to water...

Why are well-sucking landowners and their lawyers and other toadies so afraid of well metering? The first step to mitigating and-or avoiding a crisis is knowing all of the facts about the subject; with groundwater, that means how much is being pumped, where, if and how water levels are rising or falling, and how fast.

The Montecito solution otherwise seems to be Goleta's: adjudication of the basin.

On Well Moratorium Dead on Arrival

Posted on March 20 at 4:50 a.m.

Agreed. And, wouldn't Hanson be right at home with a group like COLAB? ☺

On Percy Heckendorf: Prosecuted Chief of Police for Corruption

Posted on March 20 at 4:43 a.m.

I'm so glad that JJ raised the "affordable housing" analogy; I hesitated to do it myself.

Back in the late 1980s, the county finally and all-too-belatedly established a program whereby the developers of new commercial and industrial buildings either built or partnered for new housing, or paid a per-square-foot in-lieu fee to go toward providing housing opportunities for the workers occupying those new buildings. Then, in the recession of the early '90s, that program was scrapped.

Do you see the same exact type of thing going on here?

On Every Dog for Himself

Posted on March 20 at 4:31 a.m.

First World problems... ☺

On Gibraltar Road Closing for Major Repairs

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