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Posted on January 11 at 8:06 a.m.
So where do my f-ing taxes go if it's not to pay for "staff hours". Does the staffs basic wage only cover showing up and playing tiddly winks? No....these charges are to cover rising costs which have not been cut to match budget. To hell with the tax payer, they will take our money one way or another".
On County Rethinks Special Event Permits Big and Small
Posted on December 16 at 7:53 a.m.
Italiansurge...you're right about private companies and the need to play hardball to survive. However, this all changes when you are given a monopoly. Think of it like a marriage.You aren't supposed to play hardball with your spouse once they grant a monopoly. That's why I said "here we goo", we are waiting to see if Marborg will honor the trust they've been given and actually DROP our rates now that they have the whole pie. They can certainly operate on a thinner margin now that they KNOW they have a guaranteed income.
On New Trash Monopoly All but Official
Posted on December 15 at 8:45 a.m.
If any of the folks who chose to run off BFI pretend to be surprised by Marborgs new "hardball" stance I'd say they're not being honest. That or they never took "negotiation 101"!The article I read said multiple unit rates would see a price increase which sounds like lower income folks will be hit. This is counter to what Marborgs political consultant is saying. Its very hard to know how inexpensively a job can be done without competitive bidding. No matter how hard Mario and his political consultant try to reassure us of their commitment to the community, the fact remains that Marborgs is in the drivers seat now. Here we goooooo.
Posted on December 14 at 8:06 p.m.
Hey 2cents, We all saw the video. He LOOKED the other way. Feet hadn't moved. Whip ass got opened up in under 5 seconds. Cowboys!
On War of Words Escalates over S.B. Cop
Posted on November 22 at 6:05 p.m.
I just read that the Afganistan war costs 2 billion a week. 2 weeks worth of war covers Californias budget shortfall. Staggering.
On The Ominous Beat of Looming Budget Blues
Posted on November 18 at 7:09 a.m.
Good parents drill it into their children that in life your actions have consequences. Behave badly and you lose some rights. These kids have behaved so badly that they have used up societies patience and are now losing some rights.Putting on a clean shirt and speaking sincerely about your life now is fine but you must still live with the consequences of your actions. Call it a hassle but you earned it.
On Gang Injunction Targets Speak Out, Part 2
Posted on November 9 at 9:20 a.m.
This doesn't make sense. How can they blame these troubles on the plummeting value of the units? "Property values plunged as the housing bubble burst". Since they weren't speculating for resale and their already low rents were subsidized, where did a loss of revenue occur? Officials said they lacked the funds to maintain the properties or maintain a set of books.How many officials? How much do the officials get paid?What do the officials do? How bout balancing the checkbook?
On Red Flags Flapping
Posted on November 4 at 7:22 a.m.
It's the old "raising awareness" excuse for capture and display of wild animals. Fact is it's big biz to have a white shark on display.Attendance goes way up and the "team members" get to play.It's bad for business and future playtime if sharks die hence the "difficult time for all of us".
On Great White Shark Dies off Goleta Coast
Posted on November 3 at 7:41 a.m.
On Monitoring Elings Park Runoff
Posted on October 24 at 8:10 a.m.
Don if you are proposing growth to get tax revenue you should be pushing for mansions (Oprah pays more than 5 million a year) not tiny units with hundreds of service demanding low income folks. And I hope it's not a question of development styles yet since I think it's still a question about development at all!
On Slow vs. Smart
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