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Posted on March 7 at 3:27 p.m.
Bimbo: There is no quiet zone. One has been PROPOSED. They do blow their horns.
A Quiet Zone, if enacted, would require major upgrades to all existing crossings, and would cost lots of money. Where that money is coming from is a mystery.
On Danger on the Rails
Posted on February 21 at 12:09 p.m.
Pulice seems like a nice guy, but there is absolutely no way this can be built in two years. Expanding existing freeways is very complicated, as you must keep the freeway open during construction; can't build during morning of evening rush hour, moving utilities is expensive, bridges must be rebuilt, water flow must be managed to protect the ocean, etc.
Pulice knows this, so I can't figure out how he came up with two years. Would love to see his construction schedule.
On Montecitans Pull Rank on Caltrans
Posted on February 18 at 11:30 a.m.
Yes there were nasty storms 200 years ago. And that falls into the "if a tree falls in the forest" category of relevance to the issue. 200 years ago virtually no one lived in the areas affected by Sandy. Big storm, no deaths, no infrastructure damaged, no damage to an economy. Today millions of people would be impacted by a storm.
On A Lesson from Hurricane Sandy
Posted on January 23 at 10:16 p.m.
Will never happen for a simple reason. Define "income"
Wages? Pension? Dividend? Interest? SSI? Veteran Benefits? Inheritance? Capitol Gains? Gambling Winnings? Social Security?
Which one/ones of those are income, and which are not?
On Flat Tax, Everyone?
Posted on January 17 at 4:42 p.m.
Need I point out Santa Barbara is not Manhattan? There are millions of housing units in and around Manhattan. (Some even in other states!) Santa Barbara doesn't have a big stock of housing nearby to draw on.
As for the workforce housing, the results are not in. And, there are more MD's than just at Cottage. When they start retiring, who will replace them? Somebody just out of Med School with $100,000's in education loans to pay off?
On Affordable Housing's Prospects
Posted on January 17 at 2:41 p.m.
Botany: You totally missed my point, I don't think it was that obscure. You say not everyone can afford to live in Santa Barbara, and you are right. You also indicate you don't want the City to grow in population. But if housing prices continue to rise, how are you going to get the skilled professionals you want in a City? Suppose the MD's and RN's can't afford housing and don't want to, or can't afford to commute? Have Cottage only accept patients every other day?
Posted on January 16 at 12:03 p.m.
Botany: Yes it is true not everyone can afford to live in Santa Barbara. Who do you want to live here? Doctors? Nurses? Police and Firemen? Or do you want them to commute from long distances?
Posted on September 30 at 1:08 p.m.
Her long term plan is probably to move the NP newsroom to Goleta, print in Goleta, and develop the land downtown.
On NLRB Rules Against <em>News-Press</em> Again
Posted on June 20 at 7:33 p.m.
$500,000? How could he possibly be damaged that much?
On Neighbor Sues Kevin Costner over Hedge Height
Posted on June 14 at 5:53 p.m.
Barney: Sir Sterling Moss is still alive.
Perhaps you meant "retired"
On Measure for Measure of Political Art
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