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Posted on March 2 at 7:31 a.m.

Hard to believe that Cox can suck even more.

On Cox Condemns FCC's Net Neutrality Vote

Posted on March 2 at 7:29 a.m.

From this article: "If the purpose was to increase voter turnout and achieve a more robust civic democracy, the speakers argued, even year elections qualified as “a no-brainer.”"

If only that were true. The plaintiffs duped by their attorney do not want increased voter participation nor a more robust democracy.
And neither do half the incumbent city council members, which is obviously why the city never introduced even year elections as part of this legal settlement.

On No Baby Steps for District Elections

Posted on February 28 at 7:21 a.m.

If only the Indy had a spam filter for comments the way many of us had to set one for all the crap from JohnTieber to our personal email addresses.

On Fear the Disease, Not the Vaccine

Posted on February 28 at 7:16 a.m.

Hard to do anything with this proposal until its advocate specifies what will happen to the existing government in Isla Vista.

Will any new Community Services District take over parks, water, sewer, fire, and police? Existing local government agencies (County or special districts) already cover those services and have for 80 years already.

On Isla Vista: Divide and Conquer?

Posted on February 27 at 4:51 a.m.

The author was high on inhaling his pesticides.

On Unforgiven

Posted on February 26 at 7:32 p.m.

Now Frank Banyales will have to complain about something else, if this creek channel is not filled in for a car bridge.

On Funding Approved for Eastside Bike and Pedestrian Bridges

Posted on February 25 at 6:49 a.m.

Cruzito sure has kicked off his election campaign in unique way for his neighborhood Eastside district.

On The Strange and Mysterious Case of Cruzito Cruz

Posted on February 25 at 6:46 a.m.

Of course, two “minority-majority" districts means that the other four districts will be majority-majority districts.

The plaintiffs in $500 thousand lawsuit may know how to count their billable hours, but they all do not seem to know that four votes on the council is twice as many votes as their two.

Districts guarantee nothing about decisions of the future city council.

On City Election Sea Change

Posted on February 19 at 9:27 p.m.

Cruzito was one of the plaintiffs because he supposedly was a sympathetic victim who could not get elected to city council during the past three election cycles but for the lack of district elections.

Uh huh.

On The Strange and Mysterious Case of Cruzito Cruz

Posted on February 19 at 10:34 a.m.

MCA has run out of excuses on their deliberate choice to hide their taxation scheme by choosing to do no outreach so the public understands.
http://www.yourdictionary.com/outreach

At City Hall, the recollection is different. Nina Johnson, assistant city administrator, said City Hall insisted that a business plan be in place before Byrne and the MCA began circulating petitions among the 600 affected businesses to secure their needed approval.

“There’s a difference between circulating petitions and doing outreach,” Johnson said. “Outreach you can do at any time.”

On Tensions Roiling over Milpas Plan

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