Comments by csautot

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Posted on June 19 at 11:36 a.m.

Pretty soon all of SB's housing will be listed on these sites, and it will become a town of just vacation rentals. ;-)

You can continue to watch the number of listings rise on Airbnb here:

On Vacation Rental Trend <br /> Takes Root in Santa Barbara

Posted on June 16 at 9:36 p.m.

It would be nice if you could write an article on the impact the increase in vacation rentals has on housing prices for those of us who live here year-round. Housing rarely gets built in SB, and if more and more of our small supply gets rented out to tourists on websites like these, it will continue to have an impact on prices by reducing the supply.

On Vacation Rental Trend <br /> Takes Root in Santa Barbara

Posted on April 16 at 11:09 a.m.

Do we really have enough people in the town to drive enough business to/through something like this? I think it is pretty neat, but not sure if it is a right fit for SB. I guess we'll find out. If it fails, they can probably convert the level into more apartments.

And, I hope that Santa Monica Seafood is also sourcing local items. It drives me nuts that local seafood is hard to come by (mainly with the restaurants), with a town that is right next to the sea.

On Santa Barbara Public Market Opens

Posted on November 20 at 12:39 p.m.

Is there any way to just keep the roundabout super simple to keep the costs down? Sometimes Santa Barbara goes way overboard on the design with construction projects, and that's why they become so expensive. -- Remember the corn husk light fixtures with the Milpas roundabout? ;-)

On Roundabout or Stoplight at Cliff and Las Positas?

Posted on November 8 at 6:04 p.m.

What about the rights to the hot water that flows out of the springs? Were these included in the deal? It would be incredibly wonderful if these were opened to the public as they are now controlled by the Montecito Creek Water Company, and the water is piped down to the mansions below.

On Deal Reached on Hot Springs Canyon

Posted on May 22 at 1:49 p.m.

In addition to this, I think the city should limit the amount of places that are bought and then rented out to tourists on sites like VRBO and Airbnb. So many places these days are being bought and used as vacation rentals.

On Housing Experiment Makes Debut

Posted on April 7 at 8:44 a.m.

Does anyone else feel that The Independent was a bit slow to catch on to the story of this year's Floatopia? The event with 10,000+ people (that # doesn't include the friends they will bring) has been around for months on Facebook.

On County Declares 'No Float Zone'

Posted on January 30 at 12:06 p.m.

Santa Barbara Newspress reported that the landlord decided to change the contract at the last minute by drastically increasing the monthly rent they had originally agreed upon. If this is accurate, I wonder if the Melting Pot will take legal action against the landlord. The article also reported that the new Melting Pot operators had spent $50,000 getting ready for the reopening.

On Where Now to Fondue?

Posted on January 29 at 4:06 p.m.

Send them to Japan. People there love small dogs and pay tons of money for them.

On Chihuahua Explosion

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