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Posted on October 12 at 10:46 a.m.
Thugs, bullies, and cowards, oh my!
I wonder how much tax money was spent on this political grandstanding.
And don't forget, all you people out there who smoke marijuana for whatever reason, according to Dale Francisco, you are part of the criminal element!
On Burned Sign Backlash
Posted on October 8 at 2:10 p.m.
I think you meant Roger Aceves is running to retain, not regain, his seat. If he does win, think the City staff will have turban Tuesdays in addition to casual Fridays?
On Goleta Council Cash Contest
Posted on September 28 at 10:16 a.m.
billclausen accuses me of making a judgement call on people about whom I know nothing and then goes on to label me as a BevMo lover. Really? I doubt I will ever shop at BevMo; Costco fulfills my alcohol needs just fine.
Also, I do have an ounce of humanity for people who are more infirm than I, but if I'm an old lady (or old man) or handicapped I probably won't be hauling my "sick pet several blocks through the maze of traffic and noise" by myself anyway. Hyperbole does not equate to credibility.
This is a commercial area, it has been a commercial area for decades, and it will have impacts on neighbors who choose to live next door to it. If these impacts are chronic, then the City should review it's zoning code and determine whether it needs to build in more safeguards. But you cannot deny a permit for a business that satisfies all the current zoning requirements just because you don't like it.
On BevMo! Already Pushing Buttons
Posted on September 27 at 9:53 a.m.
The citizens of Santa Barbara will get to decide BevMo's fate. If you like it, shop there. If you don't, don't. If the store doesn't pan out financially, it will close
I love all the whining from people who have to park "a few blocks away" (chances are walking will be good for them) or who can't park in "their alley" (all this time I thought it was a public alley). I'm curious what store would have been acceptable in that location, maybe one that doesn't generate any traffic or require deliveries?
Posted on August 11 at 9:58 a.m.
If the assessment was within the property owner's rights, then why did the City Council have to approve commencing the study?
What was on the Council's agenda was to decide if the City wanted to execute an agreement for consultant services in conjunction with the review of the Bishop Ranch application for a General Plan Amendment and Development agreement. This is the City entering into a contract, with the cost of the study to be reimbursed by Bishop Ranch.
So no, Binky, this is not something that is within the property owner's rights.
What is within the property owners "rights" is to contract directly with the consultant to prepare the report.
On Lawsuit Looms over Bishop Ranch
Posted on August 10 at 10:10 a.m.
"That sort of assessment is the right of any property owner in the city" is incorrect. What the applicants are asking for is a General Plan Amendment and a Rezone to change the existing agricultural designations for the property. Both of these actions are legislative acts which are reserved solely to the local jurisdiction to decide to proceed with, or not.
Posted on August 9 at 12:07 p.m.
Speed bumps inconvenience everybody.
Bulb-outs only inconvenience people who want to drive too fast.
On Are Bulbouts for Tourists?
Posted on June 8 at 4:26 p.m.
I have to agree with ilovesb09, and we may be the only two people in SB who care, but there was nothing in the article about barbecue.
Baking in an oven and turning up the grill to high is not even close. Barbecue involves charcoal and wood, and slow cooking for hours.
Otherwise you're just grilling.
On Grill’s Out for Summer!
Posted on May 24 at 1:41 p.m.
BeachFan's idea to petition the Coastal Commission to keep the rocks in place will have about the same effect as, well, spitting in the ocean. The Coastal Commission has gone on record time and time again opposing armoring the coast. The rocks are only allowed as a temporary solution.
Also, if BeachFan paid a little more attention to the County s/he might realize that Long Term Planning, actually called Long Range Planning, is already part of the Planning Department.
Lastly, no, the County is not bankrupt, as I seem to still be getting my paycheck on time.
On <em>The Independent</em>’s June 2010 Endorsements
Posted on May 17 at 1:15 p.m.
I think "detokevilla" has his map upside down; the last time I looked SLO County is actually north of Santa Barbara County, and Ventura County is really east of us.
Perhaps too much "detoking" going on?
On The Last-Minute Race
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