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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.
Posted on May 23 at 10:48 a.m.
“I am not here to defend bad teachers,” Let's pray this means "I will work to take out bad teachers". Although it does not say that .. Each year the bottom 10% should be taken out!There is always a bottom 10% and they belong on a different team or a different career.
Posted on May 16 at 5:49 p.m.
Seems like a fun idea -- but I am sure regulations will get involved and close it down. If we keep going the way we are one day we will get to the point where you have to have a business license and pay sales tax to have people over to dinner..
On Pop-up dining
Posted on May 16 at 5:07 p.m.
As some one that ones a couple apartment buildings with smaller units in the Haley-Cota downtown area -- I can tell you that reduced parking will be a big issue. It is a pipe dream that people living downtown work downtown and walk to work. They work in Goleta, the work in Carpinteria, and while a few do work in Santa Barbara they mostly drive to work. Everyone has a car nearly all have 1 car per each adult. Some adults have more than 1 car.
On Housing Experiment Makes Debut
Posted on May 12 at 11:32 a.m.
Yet another Obama tax on the "wealthy". He will not be happy until everyone is in the middle class. Maybe Obama does not realize that his way of running a country was tried in Russia, and did not work out very well.
America no longer the land of opportunity.
On Flowers, or a Punch in the Nose?
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