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Posted on August 16 at 12:51 p.m.
Democrats may "hold a 12-point voter registration advantage over Republicans in the new district" but with friends like Pedro Nava I'm still worried!
On All In
Posted on August 3 at 9:53 p.m.
You only have to walk down State Street in the early morning to see the mental health system is failing. People who can't take care of themselves live on our streets. Don't direct your anger at people who are homeless. Direct it at the people who make the decisions.
On ADMHS Responds to the Grand Jury
Posted on July 25 at 7:44 p.m.
Good lawyers??? I must made a contribution to: http://www.foodbanksbc.org/foodfromth...And will clean out my pantry tonight!
On Santa Barbara Women Lawyers First Annual Food from the Bar Food & Funds Drive Through July 31
Posted on June 14 at 11:35 p.m.
You all realize nonprofits are suffering too? This program would cost $202,200 for the County to restore. The Board of Supervisors can do this if they want to.
On Advocates to Battle Budget Cuts
Posted on June 2 at 2:26 p.m.
You don't have to take what the GJ has to say "with a grain of salt." I think you will find it very accurate. Although I agree that they don't say anything new. The full report: http://www.sbcgj.org/2011/HomelessMen... Investing in reducing recidivism is the cost effective way to get the result most of us want (fewer mentally ill homeless people on our street).
On Grand Jury Report Looks at Homeless Mentally Ill
Posted on May 25 at 1:09 p.m.
After reading Sharon Byrne's most recent article about the Milpas Community Association in the Santa Barbara News Press I wouldn't take their side.
On Murillo Says She’s Not a Homeless Advocate
Posted on May 22 at 1:34 p.m.
The worst part is some of these basic health and human services are the duty of the County. The County gives money to these non-profits b/c they can "do it more cost effectively." And then they cut the funding. Leaving the community stuck. Yes people should step up and support the non-profits. But be aware of how we got here.
On County Deep-Sixes Funding for 75 Nonprofit Programs
Posted on May 19 at 2:35 p.m.
@tricynical it is not illegal to do most of the things you don't like. The Supreme Court has already ruled on this. BTW the homeless people in Ventura are down by the waterfront. Moving the problem is hardly solving the problem.
On Homeless Crime Wave: Perception or Reality?
Posted on May 19 at 9:39 a.m.
If there is an "increase" in "homeless crimes" it's probably because there has been more enforcement with tickets. However, that doesn't correlate to a decrease in homelessness. Decreasing homelessness takes National, State and Local effort.
Posted on May 3 at 12:03 p.m.
The City should continue to provide this service. A non-profit that represents renters or is pro-renter wouldn't be seen as neutral. The City provides various services to property owners. They can at least provide this service that benefits both landlords and renters.
On Rental Mediation Program Under Budget Axe
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