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Posted on December 2 at 9:46 p.m.
This comment section looks like a trollapaloosa.
On Bad Deal
Posted on November 29 at 9:24 a.m.
Hey Geeber did you actually read the calwatchdog reference? It is completely based on the biased Reason Foundation report. Fail
On Freeway-Widening Food Fight Intensifies
Posted on November 28 at 8:48 p.m.
Show me one unbiased study to support your claim. My comment that Caltrans does a very good job, is based on my personal observations. I never made the claim the they were first or even fifteenth in efficiency in the US. You however, made your 48th in the nation claim based on some crap study by the biased Reason Foundation. Caltrans, like any large organization either public or private is bound to make some big mistakes. Most large engineering projects go over budget.( reference Jerry Jones, Cowboy Stadium) Sometimes there are quality issues like with the Bay Bridge project.
Your beloved Stanley's has been gone for over four decades. It may be time for you to pick up the pieces and move on. At least you have those fond , bronzed memories of a magical place and time . Highway engineering has come along way since then. Today major highway projects in California have a large amount of public input and scrutiny. Back then Caltrans built it where they wanted the way they wanted.
Posted on November 28 at 7:45 p.m.
Hey Foo are you a donor to the Santa Barbara Foundation? Have you ever given them any money? If not, why are you so concerned with their finances?
On Santa Barbara Foundation Losing Four Positions in New Partnership
Posted on November 27 at 8:34 p.m.
The proposed gang injunction has been and will be a very expensive band aid solution to gang crime. Drop the injunction. Take the money saved on legal fees and use it to establish permanent neighborhood SBPD substations. One on the Eastside, Westside, Waterfront / lower state, and on the North side. A bonus would be that their would be no need for a new police station, more money saved.
The solution is crime prevention and criminal law enforcement not endless civil actions.
On Group Airs Injunction Concerns in Letter to Council
Posted on November 27 at 7:25 p.m.
This poll is a about what people think about the off ramps in the current two lane configuration. The results have nothing to do with what people's future experiences would be with left hand off ramps on a three lane freeway. Thankfully we have experienced engineers, rather than politicians and their patrons, making critical safety decisions.
On What happens at the 101's left-hand on- and off-ramps?
Posted on November 27 at 6:16 p.m.
Please provide a reference for your statement that Caltrans is 48th in efficiency , you said that number was "exact". It just happens to be exactly the same number quoted in the Reason study.
Posted on November 27 at 2:41 p.m.
Geeber please let us know what factual basis you have for this whopper:"The truth is that Caltrans is bottom of the barrel in state highway efficiciency and cost effectiveness. 48th nationally to be exact." If it is from the the Reason Foundation report, it is based on flawed and biased methodology. They are funded by the Koch Brothers and are leaders in climate change denial.
Georgy, please let me know where you get the crazy idea that my opinion of this project is in the minority? The opposite is the truth. During the public comment period Caltrans got back about five hundred responses from the public. Four hundred eighty eight of them were in favor of plan F modified,. The Montecito Association may not even represent the majority of people in Montecito. Here is a report from Newshawk:
"In addition, a Montecito businesswoman last week delivered to Gov. Jerry Brown a 1,400-signature petition opposing the Montecito Association proposal and requesting that the project continue as proposed in the existing environmental impact report"
"Since then, stakeholders have been waiting on Caltrans for a recommendation on how to move forward. The Goleta Valley and Santa Barbara Region chambers of commerce, which support the project as is, recently traveled to Sacramento to press their case on behalf of the 80,000 employees they represent. About 15,000 people commute to the Santa Barbara area from Ventura County every weekday." More people commute on 101 every day than even live in Montecito.
So who is in the minority here Geeber / Georgy?
The C.S.101 plan is a wish plan with no real engineering involved. It is based on flawed assumptions and made up slogans like "it will save $50 million dollars". If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride. Ride on you crazy four horsepeople of the traffic apocalypse Helene, Salud, Jack, and Jeremy! SBCAG has already spent $175,000 looking at your halfbaked plan. Oh the savings!
Posted on November 26 at 6:16 p.m.
blah blah yet again doing the troll routine.
On Doctors Amputate Feet of UCSB Student with Meningococcal Disease
Posted on November 26 at 6:13 p.m.
No Georgy you and the "Common Sense" crowd are in the minority. Caltrans had a long public comment period for the project. Over 90% of the written comments were in favor of Plan F modified. Stop confusing money with majority. The part of the SBCAG board that is not in the pocket of Jack and his band of blowhards is in favor of getting the project going. Caltrans builds and maintains one of the largest highway systems in the world and they do a very good job.
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