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Posted on December 13 at 6:40 p.m.
If Das is involved it is because he thinks he can get a new tax or raise an existing tax.. It is all he cares about. He is never a doormat when it comes to raising taxes.
On Governing the Anarchist Bubble of Isla Vista
Posted on December 13 at 6:34 p.m.
They can always go get a job elsewhere.
On Courthouse Workers Boycott Christmas Luncheon
Posted on December 12 at 1:36 p.m.
Nancy Rapp has the right proposal.It is crazy to think the tax payers should be funding maintenance employees at 2x the cost of bringing in a private company. There is no need to privatize the golf course, just outsource the maintenance.
The idea that some of the city council would even consider using general fund dollars to subsidize the golf course shows just how inept they are. The city council needs to run the city not grow a bureaucracy!
On Drawing a Line in the Sand Trap
Posted on December 4 at 1:51 p.m.
When does it end? 10% -- 12.5% -- 50% -- 100%? enough!
On County Again Eyes Bed Tax Increase
Posted on November 22 at 10:41 a.m.
I think we should take a page from the Irish immigration law. Borders open to anyone that can find employment. You can apply for permanent residence or citizenship after two years of being in Ireland as long as you can show full time employment (with a few months grace period to find a job) -- If you can not show full time employment you must leave Ireland.
On S.B. Responds to President's Immigration Reform
Posted on November 21 at 8:04 p.m.
I can not understand why people do not just pack up and move to a place that they can live well on a low income, like Holly did. The cost for services will increase and those left will be able to live nicely in Santa barbara.
On Beacons of Home
Posted on November 13 at 10:16 a.m.
I like the proposed change to the noise ordinance ".. any noise emanating 50 feet beyond the property line before 10 p.m. is a violation. After 10 p.m., the limit is the property line". But what about lawn mowers an blowers -- certainly that noise emanates more than 50 feet. Even starting your car can do that!
On City College Mending Fences with Neighbors?
Posted on October 29 at 11:09 a.m.
Could we actually vote Capps out? That would be a great reason for celebration! I'm not holding my breath, but it would certainly make me smile.
On Mitchum’s Biggest Role Yet?
Posted on October 29 at 11:07 a.m.
14noscams - There are a few loopholes that should be closed, looking at the numbers I would bet the "affordable/workforce" housing scam is the biggest drain on school and community services. I have mixed fees on prop 13. When you buy a painting and pay sales tax, if the value of the painting goes up you are not asked to pay more, when you die your heirs are not asked to pay more (unless of the $5M limit). In many respects I think the prop 13 tax based on purchase price is fair. How can someone budget an expense that is tied to an unknown value of future property values.
On The High Price of Renting in Generic Terms
Posted on October 28 at 5:34 p.m.
I have no issue with "workforce housing" being sold at below market prices but I do take great issue with the properties paying property tax on below market values.The result is huge strain on our schools and community services.This goes for the city and county affordable housing as well as workforce housing such as cottage hospital and Westmont College.