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Posted on January 23 at 1:06 p.m.

I remain amused and befuddled about how MCA keeps linking the Milpas Holiday Parade or very poorly attended Taste of Milpas festival or street banners with relevance for a tripled business tax for a solid waste hauler or automotive body shop or a barber/hairstylist.

What MCA claims would happen is either not allowed under state law and the details of their proposed plan, or is not even remotely within the revenue this new business tax would generate after they pay the new government salary and benefits and office rent for MCA. Unless, of course, they will want to raise their proposed business tax even more the following year.

Sunshine remains the best disinfectant and MCA is getting sunburnt.

On The Eastside Assessment Reaches Beyond Milpas

Posted on January 22 at 3:46 p.m.

The ammosexuals are strong here.

On Ganging Up on Gun Violence

Posted on January 22 at 12:47 p.m.

A Cult of Personality in this letter to editor is not a basis for delays to the freeway widening or pissing match lawsuits with California Department of Transportation.

On Doing Her Job

Posted on January 22 at 10:18 a.m.

The clients of Barry the Cappello really need to decide what they want here in THEIR lawsuit against the city.

If they really want more city responses and service to Latino dominated neighborhoods, as they keep saying they want, then they need to include the provision for even year elections as part of their lawsuit and make the city argue against it, which it cannot do. In THEIR lawsuit, they do not have to wait to be asked on a date to go to the dance.

Plenty of court rulings in California have included the shift to even year elections as part of a remedy for Racially Polarized Voting as the clients of Cappello claim is happening in Santa Barbara as the basis of THEIR lawsuit.

"The odd-year effect manifests itself most negatively on lower-income, minority, and younger voters. For example, the number of Latinos voting within city limits dropped by two-thirds from 2012-2013. During that same time, the drop in white voters was 50 percent. There’s growing interest gathering in the activist universe that the council insist the odd-to-even switch be included as part of any negotiated deal that includes district elections. If it isn’t, the council should make the switch itself."

On Soy Charlie; Je Suis ‘Illegal’

Posted on January 19 at 5:46 p.m.

Because attacking council member Cathy Murillo has proven before to be a winning social and political strategy.


On Eastside Business District Gets Rocky Reception

Posted on January 12 at 9:41 a.m.

Jarvis views the world through tea-colored glasses while sitting in the cheap seats.

On Santa Barbara’s Many Paths to Becoming Clean & Sober

Posted on January 12 at 8:52 a.m.

Vetos are not limited to just one.
But he does have a box of a dozen special pens and more are available...

On Among Obama's expected vetoes, which is the most important?

Posted on January 11 at 10:06 p.m.

But they are Socialists!

On UCSB Sociology Program Ranked Number One

Posted on January 10 at 10:53 a.m.

Jarvis jealous much?

On Rich Appelbaum: Creating the Future

Posted on January 9 at 2:01 p.m.

This Republican-on-Republican crime just gets so messy and awkward.

On Big Love, Small Jabs at Swearing-In Ceremony

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