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Posted on November 9 at 5:09 a.m.

As this election demonstrates, incumbents have a huge advantage when running for re-election. In that light, Cathy Murillo's accomplishment was enormous as well as historic! Congratulations, Cathy!!!!!

This election also shows that every votes counts. The top three vote-getters are separated from the fourth by a few hundred votes. Congratulations to all voters for exercising our most basic freedom!!!!

Finally, choices are needed to make an election democratic. Congratulations to all the candidates for running!!!!

On Santa Barbara Votes 2011

Posted on November 8 at 6:49 a.m.

Cathy Murillo!

On Why S.B. Needs S.B.

Posted on November 7 at 12:08 p.m.

Nice points, but you sound like, no matter what happens, you would be happier elsewhere. Many of us have spent time in New York City, and actually prefer living here.

On Why S.B. Needs S.B.

Posted on November 6 at 10:12 a.m.

I 'm glad to see that outstanding challengers like Cathy Murillo finally got the incumbents interested enough to actually run for office. Unfortunately, it is too late for the incumbents. About fifty years too late.

On Incumbents Take Lead in Campaign Donations

Posted on October 27 at 4:30 a.m.

Thank you, Congresswoman Capps!

On Air Tanker Base Back to Full Service

Posted on October 27 at 4:21 a.m.

Cathy Murillo is also endorsed by the Sierra Club! Go Cathy!!

On The (Mosh) Pit and the Pendulum

Posted on October 24 at 6:36 p.m.

SanityNow, you seem to think the incumbents have fixed the above problems. Many are worse than ever. Let's loose the labels and look at results.

On City Council Endorsements

Posted on October 24 at 6:34 p.m.

Has anyone considered that some (possibly many people from Santa Barbara) could be homeless elsewhere? How do we want our people to be treated by other cities? Why is homelessness tied to a city anyway? If I go to Seattle, lose my job and end up homeless, I may not be able to afford to leave Seattle. Perhaps a more charitable viewpoint would be to try to reconnect homeless people with family (wherever they are) as I understand the Santa Monica program does. Let's stop acting like people who didn't grow up here are the enemy!

On Demonizing the Homeless?

Posted on October 20 at 7:04 p.m.

Hey, ...
some people are homeless -- it's not pretty to see people living on the street and pushing all their belongings in shopping carts. Maybe the Milpas St. area has been burdened with more than it's fair share of service providers to the homeless. But let's stay focused on helping people get off the streets rather than polarizing the citizenry for and against the homeless.

On Demonizing the Homeless?

Posted on October 6 at 6:55 p.m.

Good analysis, Independent!

Cathy Murillo will be a terrific representative for the people and neighborhoods of Santa Barbara.

On City Council Endorsements

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