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Posted on February 14 at 12:18 p.m.

What a bunch of half truths!

The gas tax revenue to Santa Barbara has more than kept up with inflation since 1991 -- the issue is Santa Barbara spending on salaries and pensions has way outpaced inflation.

On A Plague of Potholes

Posted on January 28 at 9:57 a.m.

I have not seen Murillo do anything that I would consider leading the city.

The city council can't even budget the golf course to break even. Cathy's statement about not wanting to outsource maintenance when we are spending nearly 2x using city workers is a good example of not doing her job.

The City should be serving the people of Santa Barbara, not providing high paying jobs for the few City workers at the expense of everyone else.

On <em>News-Press</em> Takes on Murillo

Posted on December 31 at 10:57 a.m.

The sea center and the natural history museum are nice but do not have the hands on features of the Monterey aquarium or the exploratorium (which really created excitement for the kids).
I do not know much about moxi but looking forward to seeing it.

On The S.B. Questionnaire: Sheila Cushman

Posted on December 30 at 11:54 a.m.

My kids loved both the SF Exploratorium and the Montery Bay aquarium.
As kids they wantd to go back many times, and as young adults the still like going. They both got degrees in STEM and now work in STEM fields.
Perhaps it was what interested them, but perhaps the Exploratorium and the aquarium set them on their path.

I am hoping we have a good one here in SB!

On The S.B. Questionnaire: Sheila Cushman

Posted on December 25 at 7:51 a.m.

Schools are getting hit with huge pension cost. It is good that they are being required to pay for their pensions but it wil still hurt the School budgets and what is a available to spend.

On School Distrcit Refinances Bond

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%?

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

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