Comments by citti

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Posted on March 19 at 2:45 p.m.

Oops, copy edit needed in my 2nd paragraph which should read, unless Bren is too tainted with its affiliation with EDC.

What's needed are studies on Goleta Beach Park, sand movement, but also showings of how the beach fluctuates, as was discussed yesterday. What is not needed is more of Aceves's political posturing, or EDC's marketing - surely, getting so many emails, all saying similarly, using the same words, phrases, can not be helpful.

Plenty of sand being removed regularly and now from the SB harbor - probably cheaper to move it west to Goleta than to excavate and transport sand from the reservoirs.

On Rock On, Goleta Beach

Posted on March 19 at 7:33 a.m.

Thanks to Sup. Janet Wolf who had the courage to stand up and do the right thing. It's shocking that there were personal threats against her.

The BOS should also do some studies of the beach, perhaps enlisting Bren or other geology students into the effort, if Bren is too tainted by an affiliation with UCSB.

As for EDC, it's clear it is a good marketer -see all those letters in the file that parrot the same thing, word for word. And it may be a good law firm. And it certainly is a valuable addition to SB. But it needs to back down. In the same way that Hatch and Parent caused State Water to be brought to Santa Barbara County, EDC seems to think that it should be a policy maker. Hopefully, this overwhelming defeat will cause it to back down. It's single-mindedness on this has seriously cost its credibility.

The "environment", when it's a question of a public park, does include people and that is particularly so for a beach park; people are an important consideration for the Coastal Commission.

On Rock On, Goleta Beach

Posted on July 26 at 6:26 a.m.

What's the address of this gallery/showroom?

On Review: <em>In the Big Room</em> at MichaelKate

Posted on July 26 at 6:19 a.m.

Yet another employee in the Parks Department that spends so much time crying for more money! I wonder if that employee is getting the $17/hour? ( Advertised part time work testing money at the garages pays about $8/hour.) An alternative would have been for the P&R to tell the groups to self police or leave.

On Louise Lowry Davis Rec Center Raises Rates

Posted on July 24 at 8 a.m.

A link to the EIR would be helpful, specifically to the options 2 and 3 . Apparently, only Goleta councilmember Ed Easton is in favor of the proposed "managed retreat", he and the EDC.

On Public Weighs In On Goleta Beach

Posted on July 16 at 7:24 a.m.

This is the Santa Barbara farmers market, using city properties; governing board members all should be from SB county. Preference should be given to SB farmers as sellers. And certainly there should be board members who do not have a financial stake in board decisions.

Very disappointing to learn of how it is run.

On Farmers Market Lawsuit Fizzles

Posted on July 13 at 7:03 a.m.

I'd like to see the stats. showing that _Santa Barbara_ low income residents rely less on cars than do others.

It may be "the axiom of the planning world", as has been so frequently said, but it does not equal my experience in the low-incomed lower East where parked cars are on all the streets, all the time, except for the weekly two-hour street sweeping shuffle.

It's probably so in larger cities with ample public transit - and these factors really need to be considered when discussing developments. Apples to apples, oranges to oranges and all that!

On Hillside House Plans Get Cool Reception

Posted on June 4 at 6:36 a.m.

30 people wrote in in favor of this thief, this business manager who screwed the police department, lowering its reputation, who, in fact, screwed the public!

A severe sentence in this case WILL act as a deterrent to others so inclined to steal (and then to say, oops, poor me, I made a mistake!)

On Former Police Employee Pleads No Contest in Massive Theft Case

Posted on May 30 at 11:06 p.m.

Foo fighter, there are few adult Ed classes now that are free or next to free. There'll be essentially none next fall when it transitions to the Center for Lifelong Learning. (It should be noted that most of those non-credit students are taxpayers, many of them without students in the schools now or, often, ever and willingly paying for years for other peoples' children.) The almighty education dollar should be for all Californians.

On Williams Defends Controversial Bill

Posted on May 16 at 11:37 p.m.

The high density area is also along Milpas, something that Bendy White pushed for. Jamming more people into 4-story buildings will worsen the quality of life in this area.

Cutting the parking spaces will mean simply more on street parking, already a serious issue. Unless the MTD system is seriously improved, both in frequency of buses and numbers of buses and there seems no money for either of those, people will drive to work - and to shopping and play.

This is social engineering by those who do NOT live in this east side area. Peikert employee Lisa Plowman's arrogance is breathtaking: let 'em exercise on rooftop gardens and walk to the park!

On Housing Experiment Makes Debut

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