Comments by discoboy

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Posted on February 23 at 4:35 p.m.

PS - Oil trains already travel through the South Coast area and have for many years.

On Oil Train Roulette

Posted on February 23 at 4:26 p.m.

As I recall they also declared SB to a nuclear-free zone, yet the USS Reagan continues to stop here.

On Oil Train Roulette

Posted on February 23 at 12:43 p.m.

The only time the City Council has any jurisdiction over the UPRR is if they want to develop anything that requires a Coastal Development Permit. What trains carrry, and how they carry it, is outside the Council's jurisdiction. That is reserved to the California Public Utilities Commission.

On Oil Train Roulette

Posted on February 20 at 10:33 a.m.

The County Sheriff and the County Board of Supervisors have always engaged in a delicate dance over sometimes competing interests. The Sheriff, since it is an elected position, is not hired and fired by the Board, so the Sheriff does not need to answer to them. However, the Board controls the Sheriff's budget.

On County Balks at $800,000 in Helicopter Gifts

Posted on February 19 at 9:39 a.m.

Your choice of the "Skids Greased" headlilne is unfortunate and slants the actual action by the Board of Supervisors. " Skids greased" implies that the project is on a fast track to approval which is not the case. The project still must get through the County Planning Commission and potential appeals of their decision to the Board of Supervisors and the Coastal Commission.

On Skids Greased for Las Varas Development Decision

Posted on February 17 at 10:14 a.m.

Measure P would not have regulated this situation. Measure P would only have regulated wells producing oil and gas through the development permits approved by the County. The wells in question are injection wells, which were not addressed by Measure P and are under the State's jurisdiction.

On Santa Barbara Wells Part of Statewide Investigation

Posted on February 4 at 12:57 p.m.

AndrewRice, also read Section 35-174.8.1 which allows the Montecito Planning Commission to modify the parking requirement as part of their approval of the development plan for the project. Therefore, what is adequate parking is open to interpretation. The standard parking requirements only address the normal demand, and are not structured to fully provide parking in extreme circumstances (e.g., Christmas shopping).

On Caruso and Neighbors Make Strange Bedfellows

Posted on January 26 at 10:56 a.m.

Uh, don't you mean east of Patterson Avenue?

On Goleta 101 to Be Resurfaced

Posted on January 16 at 9:59 a.m.

They base their prices on the assumption that the local population can't be bothered to drive a couple of miles to Fairview Avenue. Also, they hook the parents of UCSB students who don't know any better.

On Cheap Gas, but Pricey Futures

Posted on January 15 at 5:42 p.m.

Actually seven.

On New Office of Emergency Management Director Hired

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