Comments by joer43

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Posted on October 31 at 10:05 a.m.

"At large" quoted Bendy White as saying, "that way the units could be built cheaper and therefore have lower rents..."

That isn't how it works. This is a market-rate project (no subsidies and rental price restrictions), which means that the owner is going to charge whatever the rental maket for such units will bear. It is the market that sets the rental price, not the cost of the building. The owner is under no compulsion to pass savings on to the customer (renter). Why do so many miss this principle?

So, "affordble by design"? Who says. What will the rental market price for nice units, no matter how small, be for a project in not only one of the most desired destinations in the world, but in its blossoming Cultural District? Take a guess.

On Rental Housing Project Survives Challenge

Posted on March 17 at 3:19 p.m.

Cirone "believes" the demise of El Puente will be “a good thing” in the long run, “I’ve always been a strong believer in local control. He pontificates: " I'm a strong believer in the district taking care of all its kids".

Believes? Of what relevance are the "beliefs" of this big mouthed, big egoed bureaucrat - whose bailiwick encompasses a bunch of ancillary services but not a single school? That he gets perpetually reelected to his well-compensated sinecure is in no small measure due to the fact, I can only surmise, that nobody knows what the hell he is supposed to be doing.

On El Puente Closing

Posted on April 13 at 1:47 p.m.

This thing has been a major thorn for this city for so long, I am having trouble understanding how the various options, at least generally, have not aready been explored and become subject to common understanding.

On Major Makeover for Sewer Lagoon?

Posted on March 2 at 9:33 a.m.

Yep, piracy ..... and then even worse, like issuing shaky mortgages ...

On Coast Guard Catches 19 Immigrants in Panga Boat

Posted on February 5 at 10:07 a.m.

Keeping drugs (especially essentially harmless ones like pot) illegal is going to " convince the addicts that what they are doing is fundamentally stupid and wrong"? Puh-leeeze! As long as this debate has been going on, haven't we gotten past notions that silly?

On More and More Smugglers Take to the Sea

Posted on February 3 at 9:24 a.m.

Casey Jones you better
watch your speed
Trouble ahead
Trouble behind

On Truck Driver in Fatal Crash Was High on Meth

Posted on September 5 at 10:58 a.m.

"Fast action on the part of CHP officer" ..... please!

She was, reportedly, standing at the rail, not teetering upon it; had not yet even begun the attempt to boost herself up and climb over it.

On CHP Officer Stops Cold Spring Bridge Suicide

Posted on May 11 at 9:57 a.m.

If you were to drop an occasional crumb, up each time a cockroach suddenly appeared to grab every one, you might suspect an infestation. Well, here were two such occasional crumbs, immediately finding a taker. I'd suggest this is a clue that we have an infestation.

Leading to an idea: Better than pay for more cops, let's buy a fleet of bait cars to clean up the city with.

On Couple Spots Their Stolen Car and Calls Police

Posted on November 19 at 9:17 a.m.

Dear EZK. Does Hotchkiss' Yale diploma ('64) count as a higher education degree?

On Council Reaches 'Cranky Point'

Posted on November 18 at 9:09 a.m.

Santa Barbara is one of those unique highly desirable, super-attractive communities. This turns orthodox housing solutions on their ear. There will always be more people crowding their way in here than there will be adequate housing for them: the demand is virtually unlimited.

Show us one - just one - such desirable place that ever substantially alleviated their housing shortage by building their way out of it (without building so much that they destroyed their desirability).

On Council Reaches 'Cranky Point'

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