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Posted on March 28 at 1:51 p.m.
So, how does refusing accomodation to approximately 30% of Casa Esperanza's clients, keeping them out on the street fit with the City of Santa Barbara's and the County's funding? Or does the CE operate solely by private donations?
How does this proposed policy serve the city as a whole, the safety of the homeless as well as the homed in the area?
On Casa Esperanza May Implement New Sober Rules
Posted on March 26 at 8:14 p.m.
Agree with DrDan on this one. She prefers to be elsewhere; let her go.
On Wallar Rejects Orange County Offer
Posted on March 20 at 10:17 p.m.
And in the city of SB, those vehicles can be ticketed if they are not moved for 72 hours. There are storage facilities on Caesar Chavez, about a mile away from the harbor.
I agree, 93101SB, that liveaboards who do not use the parking lot as a storage facility and active boat users, fishermen and others, should be able to get extended parking privileges - and privilege it is in the public lot.
But there are others, including those with the regular red passes, who are abusing the system by going away for months, not sailing but simply traveling. The stored vehicles take up needed spaces, including from the businesses who depend on their customers being able to park, Sea Landing and the Sea Center --- both of which pay a lot of rent.
On Eliminate year-long parking passes for harbor slip-owners?
Posted on March 20 at 9:36 a.m.
The ones affected by the crowded harbor parking lot are not only the tourists but the locals, as well, wanting to eat at the restaurants, rent sailboats from the sailing center or just stroll about to enjoy the ambiance. And then there's all the employees of the waterfront businesses and the harbor; most all of them probably park there. Slip tenants should not be allowed to have a year-long storage space for a vehicle that doesn't move.
Posted on March 19 at 10:19 a.m.
Bimboteskie: "liberal views around here"! LOL - Dudley was and probably is the liberals' - that is, progressives' (the preferred term) favorite.
That the DA refuses the offer to have both parties take lie-detection tests is very telling.
On Mistrial Declared in Tony Denunzio DUI Case
Posted on March 19 at 10:13 a.m.
According to the police: '"I can confirm he was an Eastside gang member but not that it was gang related," Sgt. Harwood told the News-Press.' and also '"I don't think the public needs to be any more concerned by this incident," he said.'
Why not be concerned when an apparently unarmed (or at least no reports that he was armed) 18-year-old is found lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot to the stomach! Concerning also is how many here are _not_ concerned. If this young man was their family member would they also not be concerned?
The simple fact that the victim is not cooperating with the police suggests this is a gang-related incident.
On 18-Year-Old Gangmember Shot Over Weekend
Posted on March 15 at 10:21 p.m.
Sounded as though the majority is supportive of a telephone poll. But how can such a poll be believable? $25,000 for about 300 responses --- and will the questions be made public? An important question would be, would the called support outsourcing some of city services (as was discussed by public speaker Smith.) Hard to imagine how 300 responses would be an accurate prediction of anything in terms of how the city would vote.
3rd paragraph from the end: should be "legislature", not "legislator", although our legislator, Das Williams, was strongly in favor of cutting off the RDA funds from Santa Barbara (and other cities.) As for Schneider's initiatives, she has said frequently, without sharing the signatures, that she got enough names to qualify for the ballot, but until those names/addresses were verified by the city, there's no way of knowing whether she had enough or not. (Iya Falcone can attest to that....)
On Sales Tax Increase Appears Dead on Arrival
Posted on March 14 at 9:48 a.m.
"The three commissioners seemed concerned about the impact of the changes to harbor life, and asked Riedman to return with detailed information on how the proposed policies would actually work to stop the sell-outs. " What does that, "sell-outs", mean?
On Harbor Parking Meeting Report
Posted on March 12 at 1:56 p.m.
Actually, SBCC student parking is _not_ free, but permits cost about $33/semester and allows parking in the two Leadbetter lots as well as the SBCC ones. If one adds the summer parking fees, that would be about the equivalent of a full year waterfront parking pass, which does not allow parking in the SBCC lots.
As for pimping out the space to tourists, Santa Barbara runs on tourists dollars and the waterfront/Stearns Wharf is the most popular. Who would like to eliminate Brophys? or the other waterfront restaurants? I agree summers and especially weekends are not the pleasures they were, but nor are they in Santa Cruz harbor, Morro Bay, eg, and probably not further south. California has too many people and is the destination for too many.
It is a working harbor, but it is a self-supporting waterfront, including the parking, an enterprise fund, like the airport. No more than the parking there belongs to the airplane owners does the waterfront parking belong to the boaters.
On Fix for Harbor Parking Woes?
Posted on March 11 at 8:31 a.m.
Watch this BBC story about Jonathan Kathrein, a California surfer and a Great White attack survivor: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21...
On Great White Sharks Up For Review as Endangered Species
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