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Posted on September 20 at 7:47 p.m.

SB Peter,
It's complicated. Counties, fire districts get most of their taxes from property taxes. Road budgets are funded by gas tax. Cities get most of their revenue from sales tax and bed tax. The reason Goleta builds is because it generates sales tax and bed tax.
The state of Ca mandated revenue sharing in the early 90's because cities were annexing shopping malls, motels, car dealerships to get sales tax revenue and leaving counties to fund services for all county residents including those in the cities. Street lights, flood districts, district atty, jails, mental health, health care and social services, public defender, elections, tax collector, county parks such as Goleta Beach and Tuckers Grove. These services are very expensive and have almost no tax revenue generated.
Currently, the money Goleta gives to the County does not cover the cost of services provided by the County.
Growth in Goleta creates sales tax and also unpleasant side effects. If the residents of Goleta like that, then okay but County residents should not have to let Goleta off the hook for county costs which continue and will continue despite the passage of time. Mayor Michael can huff and puff but county costs have not gone away and Goleta needs to keep paying for
those services.

On Goleta-County Squabble Sparks Up

Posted on September 19 at 7:56 p.m.

Dear Mr/Ms Pardall,
I encourage you to petition the Mayor and the council members to annex Isla Vista. The County has said that if the City wishes to do so, the County will be willing to open negotiations about revenue sharing.

The revenue from Isla Vista comes in great part from sales tax generated at the University. The University did not want to be in Goleta and Goletan proponents, chief among them Mayor Michael, wanted no part of IV.

The County must provide services which are not covered by tax revenue and that is why the situation should remain as it is unless Goleta takeson costs now born by the County. County taxpayers should not subsidize Goleta.

On Goleta-County Squabble Sparks Up

Posted on September 11 at 5:13 p.m.

Yo, dudes, this AARP-eligible dudette has been crocheting, knitting, felting and all manner of fun fiber stuff since 6 years old. My employment was finance, public and private. I suggest that you fellas just relax and laugh at the whimsy. It lowers the blood pressure. Works for me and millions of creative dudes and dudettes all over the world.
If you don't like it, relax. Don't look at it. Cheers.

On Knitting Psychedelic Day Dreams

Posted on August 21 at 6:55 p.m.

Thank you, Steve, and your Christian brothers. Your mom and dad would have been proud of you. Dang, you look so much like your dad. Say hi to Suzie for me.

Linda T

On From Jail to Late-Night Salvation?

Posted on August 14 at 7:46 p.m.

Bill Holzer was a good person who was trying to keep his family together. Stop your terrible postings. Your behavior is so hateful. This is such a tragedy.
I don't know if Bill and his wife Sheila knew how ill their son was but Bill was working at age 73 to keep the family fed, clothed and housed.
Your hateful comments make me cry.You are an awful person.

On Holzer Officially Charged with Murders, Appears in Court

Posted on August 12 at 7:19 p.m.

My husband worked with and knew the victims. It is family violence. Please be kind to one another. Cherish each day in every way. Linda Thom, Coupeville, Washington

On Multiple Murder Victims Found in Home Near Goleta

Posted on July 25 at 10:07 a.m.

This is about assault. The prof assaulted people. Anti- abortion folks assault folks who disagree with them. That is why the 8 foot bubble ordinance should stand.
I used to live 2 doors away from the doc at Planned Parenthood. He later moved where the major assaults to him occurred. Nevertheless, the anti abortion protesters used to block my car as I tried to drive down the street. The last straw broke when they assaulted my son coming home from Mt. View school on his bike. He came in the house crying. That's when one should call 911. I went outside and told them that I was going to do just that if they didn't disperse. They did. 8 ft it is!

On UCSB Professor Pleads No Contest in Theft, Battery Case

Posted on July 16 at 8:50 a.m.

I used to live in Santa Barbara and now live on Whidbey Island where there is a naval air station. On the central part of the island, there is an outlying field where the pilots train to do landings on a small strip the size of an aircraft carrier. The practice landings were over twice the number that the environmental impact statement included in its very old EIR. A citizens group had to sue the Navy to get them to update the EIR.
I hope the Navy is more forthcoming with folks about what is happening on the islands but letting Rep. Capps and your senators know how you feel may be the only way to get more information.

On San Miguel Island Closure Irks Officials

Posted on July 3 at 9:08 a.m.

I used to live 2 doors down from the doc mentioned in the article. Protesters used to block the street and harass drivers and cyclists. They stopped my son on his way home from elementary school. I went out and told them to get the heck off the street or I would call the Sheriff. They left.
I don't know how protesters behave in other places but assault charges might be in order. Trying to harass children is also an issue. Free speech is okay and 8 feet seems reasonable.

On 'Bubble Ordinance' Not Yet Popped

Posted on June 26 at 7:37 p.m. Sorry some folks believe Obama and Napolitano. Deportations are, way down. I have no faith in Napolitano. She lies. These facts are neither Republican nor Democratic. They are federal government facts.
I hope Napolitano is better at solving the problem in UC campuses than she was as head of DHS. She was dreadful.

On UC Creates Task Force to Combat Sexual Violence

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