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Posted on December 5 at 10:27 a.m.
Funny, I sat in on many of the meetings of the GavPAC and didn't see that it was comprised as described above. Mayby some evidence would provide some credibiity to your arguement.
And the "major mansionization" approved by the Planning Commission (and very likely to be appealed to the Board of Supervisors and the Coastal Commission) was all of two houses on two existing lots that are both larger than 60 acres.
If you want to preserve the Gaviota Coast as open space forever then you need to buy it, because the County certainly cannot afford to.
On The Great Gaviota Compromise
Posted on November 22 at 1:58 p.m.
Foo - your statement that Santa Maria needs to increase its population until it swallows up the 3rd, 4th and 5th Districts is actually the opposite of what happens. As the Santa Maria population grows, the 4th and 5th Districts actually contract since the population of each District is required to be roughly equal. Look at the 2001 versus 2011 Supervisorsial Districts map.
Also, I believe that Rose, Schwartz and Marshall were known as the Twisted Sisters, at least according to Andy Caldwell.
Lastly, the North County had a 3 -2 majority both when Firestone and Chamberlain were the 3rd District Supervisors..
But otherwise I agree with you, depending on where they draw the dividing line.
On Considering a County Split
Posted on November 21 at 12:45 p.m.
What is so expensive about installing a roundabout in this location? Caltrans. This is State Route 225, and anytime Caltrans gets involved, costs go way up.
On Roundabout or Stoplight at Cliff and Las Positas?
Posted on November 7 at 9:26 a.m.
One translation of "rincon" is corner, which applies perfectly to the location of the new hotel.
On Goleta Approves New Rincon Palms Hotel
Posted on November 6 at 9:46 a.m.
Land use planning in Santa Barbara County is not a popularity contest so the fact that there are 2,700 petitions that oppose the project really doesn't play into the decision-making process. Also, since the vast majority of these petitions are probably just form letters that an individual signs, they have even less effect on the Planning Commissioners and the Board of Supervisors.
My prediction is that the Board will approve the project, the County will get sued on the basis of a supposedly inadequate CEQA document, and SME will have to spend $$$ defending the County. So, as always, it is the lawyers that come out on top.
On Santa Maria Energy Opposition Is 2,700 Petitions Strong
Posted on November 1 at 9:36 a.m.
easternpacific, moral works also, as in Santa Barbarans whose morals prevent them from accepting anything new and wanting to stagnate Santa Barbara.
On Rental Housing Project Survives Challenge
Posted on October 31 at 11:47 a.m.
The majority of MickeyD's victims, er, customers, appear to need all the exercise they can get.
On Goleta Activists Appeal McDonald's Drive-Through
Posted on October 23 at 9:31 a.m.
Valid question, Bill. Unfortunately the choices in Goleta are pretty slim unless you are prepared to spend big bucks and eat at the Bacara. The patio at the Bistro may not have the view that Beachside does, but the food is outstanding.
I actually like the Beachside for what it is. My wife and I go there often. I just wish they would change the menu occaisionally.
I used to enjoy going to Holdrens in Goleta but the quality of the food has really taken a dive.
On Best Of Santa Barbara® 2013
Posted on October 22 at 1:45 p.m.
Beachside hasn't changed their menu in a long time: boooooorrrrring.
Posted on October 14 at 9:53 a.m.
penelopeb, your caps lock is on!
On California Bans Lead Ammo
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