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Posted on May 11 at 12:41 a.m.

So County Executive Chandra Wallar is telling the City how to plan and budget? I seem to remember that the City of Santa Barbara is a much better financial position than the County.

On Dividing the Redevelopment Spoils

Posted on April 25 at 9:15 a.m.

If this tax passes I want libraries back to regular hours, funding for restorative policing and we should rehire some park maintenance staff to clean up our parks. I will go to the City Council and tell them this is what I want (or I will at least send them an email). That's how government works. I think at least 50% of City voters will agree on some reasonable expenditures to make our city cleaner, safer and smarter.

On Revenues for Revenues' Sake

Posted on April 7 at 12:40 p.m.

This type of pension reform makes sense to me. Employees paying their fair share in order to save the very system they benefit from is only fair. And I'm willing to tax myself to make sure we have enough money to keep are parks clean and our streets safe. If these initiatives only require 50% I will put $$$ on the fact that they will pass. Thank you Madam Mayor for getting something done.

On Mayor Gets Mixed Messages on Initiative Package

Posted on March 29 at 12:14 p.m.

Farr actually strikes me as being the level headed grownup on the Board. The wouldn't want to loose her to a man who will not even admit he lost.

On Pappas Raises More Cash Than Farr

Posted on March 7 at 9:42 a.m.

It costs something to keep Santa Barbara special. I'm willing to pay a little more. But If I'm going to do that then City employees can too. And what they are doing will help save their pension system. Not to mention If Daraka and Lanny are both against it there must be something to consider.

On Mayor Takes It On Chin

Posted on February 23 at 8:27 p.m.

Isn't it the County that can declare a building uninhabitable? Especially for unincorporated areas...

On ’Til the Last Dog Dies

Posted on February 20 at 4:01 p.m.

If I could spend 75k to save a million dollar investment I would do it. And then there's the matter of the people who have been using that shelter. Where are the homeless in Lompoc going to go? That's a large shelter. That's a lot of people. This is going to impact all of us. From the people who feel bad about homeless out on the street in the winter to the people who don't want to see more homeless in their town. And all the people who can understand both points of view.

On Supes Mull Options over Shuttered Shelter

Posted on February 13 at 12:40 p.m.

Even with the increase in sales tax we would pay less than a lot of other beach towns. If we want to have a nice town we need to pay for it. http://investinsantabarbara2012.com

On Helene’s Gambit

Posted on February 13 at 12:36 p.m.

So they agree to agree. And all the comments are negative? What gives?

On Helicopters United

Posted on January 20 at 6:26 p.m.

hank writes a homeless person can be someone with "mental issues or substance (alcohol or drug) abuse." However, when a person has mental health or substance abuse issue they can be "confrontational, aggressive & in many cases violent" (your description of a bum). They can also refuse shelter and other services because of their mental health or substance abuse issues. So there we are. I still do not think you can easily define human beings in to these two groups. By the way, I do not identify as a progressive or a conservative. More of an observer. I would just expect some of the people on this thread to be a little more upset about the destruction of private property by government officials run amuck (if that is what happened).

On Sheriff's Office Investigates Two Deputies

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