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Posted on June 27 at 3:25 p.m.

The county is still facing a big budget deficit, roads and Infrastructure is a disaster and we pay for Carbajal to go to DC.

On Mr. Carbajal Goes to Washington

Posted on June 27 at 9:27 a.m.

Someday California will wake up .. Just not sure when that will be..

On Tax Bill Threatens Homes

Posted on June 26 at 9:05 a.m.

As a owner of 1 and 2 bedroom 600-800 sq feet apartments downtown I can tell you that people do have cars.
I rent to people that work at Cottage, and walk to work. Yet they have cars.
I rent to people that live downtown and work in Goleta and Ventura and they have cars.
I rent to students and they have cars.
On average 1 car to every adult. Some do not have cars, but others have more than 1.
That is life in Santa Barbara as we know it today.
The idea that people will live and work downtown and not have cars is nice but it is not true.

On Architecture Creates Attitude

Posted on June 25 at 3:47 p.m.

The citizen of Carp raised money to buy the bluffs ..
Santa Barbara and Goleta citizens can do the same.

On Carpinteria Poised to Buy More Blufftop Land

Posted on June 14 at 11:07 a.m.

Road and infrastructure budget should be from the top up -- somewhere around 20% of revenue.
The BOS has allowed salaries and pensions to eat up all the revenue leaving nothing for roads and infrastructure.

On Supervisor Adam Talks About Budget Priorities

Posted on June 13 at 12:07 p.m.

Hannah-Beth's true business acumen is clearly seen in her argument regarding her Sente Bill 770-- so who pays the Bill Hannah? They money does not grow on trees ...

.. to strengthen California's Paid Family Leave Program by allowing workers to receive partial pay to care for seriously ill grandparents, grandchildren, siblings and in-laws... Expanding this program will result in no additional costs to employees or employers, and will prevent families from having to make the terrible choice between caring for a loved one or putting food on the table.

On Hannah-Beth Jackson Breaks Down Jerry Brown

Posted on June 5 at 5:23 p.m.

Better yet -- Vote Das out of office.
Seriously both he and Taxin Jackson need to go.

On Best way to deal with the defunding of community colleges in CA?

Posted on June 5 at 12:02 p.m.

New revenue is NOT needed. They need an to overhaul their salaries, benefits and pensions. In the 1960's 20% of California's budget was spent on infrastructure maintenance, today it is 3%.
Salaries, benefits and pensions have eaten everything in their way at both the state and the local level. Today nearly 80% of all local and state budgets in CA are spent on salaries and pensions, it needs to be budgeted at closer to 60% so the gov't can get back to providing value to the people.
I think Chandra knows what needs to be done -- but the BOS does not have the stomach to do their job.

On County Budget Balanced, for Now

Posted on May 25 at 11:59 p.m.

I think Ken should move the France. There he can see first hand the issues with his socialist views.

On Santa Barbara Teachers Association Elects New Union Boss

Posted on May 25 at 9:11 a.m.

First and foremost we must eliminate the bottom 10% of the teachers each and every year. We owe it to the future of our community to provide the best possible education for our students. Let the teachers tell us who the bottom 10% is, they actually know.
We need to close the books each and every year without any overhanging liabilities. Counting on a 7+% return on pensions is crazy, we need to set realistic return. If the rate is not archived the pension payouts are adjusted accordingly. Set maximum pensions, no spiking, average over 10 years of base earnings.

On Santa Barbara Teachers Association Elects New Union Boss

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