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Posted on November 7 at 5:20 p.m.

Where is the sarbanes oxley equivalent for public entities?
The lack of accounting for obligations is excusable.

On County Briefed on Fiscal Health

Posted on October 28 at 11:41 a.m.

Is Fair Share Reduction a new thing? Is Montecito union having to give back money? They get well over $20K per student from property tax.
Or does Fair Share Reduction only involve RDA money.

On School District Owes State $7.9 Million

Posted on October 13 at 6:04 a.m.

Another man using his position in a Church to moleste children.
Castration seems like a fit punishment along with the jail sentence.

On Carpinteria Pastor/Molester Sentenced to One Year in Jail

Posted on October 7 at 3:06 p.m.

Welcome to Obamacare!
With all the health mandates private insurance will skyrocket - UCSB is just seeing the start of price increases.
Where does this end? If we are to have socialized medicine the Feds need to take responsibility and not shove it downstream.
Do it like other social medicine counties -
Single payer
2% tax on salaries
Basic standard of care
If you want a higher level of care - pay for it.

US health care is 4x's mor expensive than other countries with worse results.
And we still need tort reform

On UCSB Employees Cry Foul over Health Plan Changes

Posted on September 19 at 8:06 p.m.

I would think Das is a champion for increased taxes and personal political gain.
Nothing else.

On Assemblyman Das Williams Honored By Green California

Posted on September 2 at 5:07 p.m.

Let the Chumash be a separate nation -- but let's put up border control on all the entries and exits. Let's charge road fees like they do between many European countries. Let's charge duty on anything going in or out of the Chumash Nation.
Can't have it both ways.

On Chumash Reach Out to County Planning

Posted on August 17 at 8:22 a.m.

Forget the family? What did Santa Barbara have to do with Clark to deserve such a gift?
As a museum it would not pay property taxes, as a private estate that sold for around $100M it would pay $1M a year in property taxes.

Careful what you ask for.

On Clark Mansion May Be Sold

Posted on August 15 at 4:42 p.m.

Thanks Susan, I am total in agreement.

What has me very concerned is Das Williams. At the public meeting a few months ago, he indicated it was all but a done deal that camp 4 would be fee-to-trust and the citizens should stop complaining and instead spend time review the different plans the Chumash were trying to present.

Who is Das working for?

On The True Risk of Going Fee-to-Trust for Santa Barbara County

Posted on July 28 at 4:33 p.m.

Seems to me the trouble started with the MTD being subsidized by the federal government in the first place.
Why should we be paying federal taxes to subsidized local transporation?

If this needs subsidizing it should be by our local taxes.

I would vote for making it self funding and taking it out for bid. Who know we might get more qualified staff at much less cost than we are currently getting.

On Massive Cuts Looming for MTD Bus Riders

Posted on July 25 at 4:49 p.m.

Let's pay public pensions on the same scale at SSI .. that would solve the pension problem.

On A Day Without a Bus

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