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Posted on November 2 at 12:36 a.m.
I held my nose and voted for A and B .. But the stench of 30 was just too much for me. Giving the state any mor money is a big NO. We need to realize we need to fund our schools locally and take it out of the hands of CA. Locally we have allowed too many projects to take away from school funding; redevelopment, affordable housing are probably the 2 biggest.
On The Urgency of Prop 30
Posted on October 26 at 7:11 a.m.
I voted for Obama in 2008, which given the candidates I still think was the right decision.I already voted and I voted for Romney this time. I believe Romney will turn around the economy by creating sustainable jobs.
On The Case for Obama
Posted on October 24 at 5:37 p.m.
You can not always blame the teachers but I can blame several of them. As a parent I want all progress reports to be posted online on a timely manner. If there is a quiz on Wednesday please post results by Friday, Monday at the latest. I want an enthusiastic teacher that is always learning and willing to help students and parents. I want a teacher that motivates students to do their best. We have had some teachers that meet the test, but certainly not all. It is a two way street, as a parent I believe I have done my part. Luckily we were able to move to private schools when dealt a poor public school teacher. Unfortunately not everyone can afford to do that.
On Room For Improvement in Santa Barbara Schools
Posted on October 17 at 5:32 p.m.
I too voted yes for A&B although with a lot of trepidation. The educational funding in CA is broken. But even more broken is the current system of seniority and the ability to reward the great teachers and remove the poor teachers. I voted NO on Prop 30 and Prop 38. No use giving money to a broken state government -- better to fund locally. I would certainly vote for more charter schools and vouchers. Let the parents pick the best schools for their students.
On Voting Yes for A&B
Posted on October 8 at 2:54 p.m.
The good news about Capps is we could save some money by allowing Pelosi to vote for her. Lois could sit home and not spend money on travel to Washington.
Seriously, I certainly endorse liberal social programs but at the same time I am a fiscal conservative and I am voting for Maldonado. Less of 2 evils.
On Maldonado Leads in New Poll
Posted on October 5 at 11:11 a.m.
So the Mayor does not need her tax increase. They should be able to restore Library hours, park maintenance, no need for parking fees, and please fix the city roads.
Wishful thinking ..
On City Posts Dramatic Gains in Sales and Bed Taxes
Posted on October 1 at 11:34 a.m.
Lois did not declare rental income, how can you possible forgot about rental income? Abel did not hide income, he is challenging the IRS. The IRS always wants your money, but in court it is a 50/50 on who wins.
Time for Lois to retire.
On 24th District a Major Priority for Republican Super PAC
Posted on September 22 at 4:56 p.m.
I remember when Goleta Valley opened their birthing center and Cottage lost deliveries to Goleta. It did not take long for Cottage to remodel and provide a competitive birthing center.
Now without competition we will lose innovation and price competitiveness. Really a shame.
On Attorney General Probes Cottage
Posted on September 19 at 5:08 p.m.
Reminds me of years ago when the landlord for Joe's Cafe did not renew Joe's lease (or agreed to at a huge increase). The landlord thought they could open a Joe's type restaurant in the same spot and get Joe's customers. Joe's moved down the street a couple doors and so did the customers.
On Lodging Visionaries Lose Lease
Posted on September 18 at 4:24 p.m.
There is nothing wrong with Prop 13.
If you have a Picasso that you paid $1,000 for 50 years ago and paid tax on the $1,000 and your neighbor has a Picasso they got last year for $1M paid sales tax on the $1M, is that wrong? You can give your Picasso to your child and the child does not have to pay sales tax.
Prop 13 follows this same logic as sales tax, taxing based on purchase value. In my mind it is more fair than revaluing yearly as the buyer knows what they are going to be paying when they buy their property.
CA collects enough overall tax, they just spend it in a way that seems crazy.
I firmly believe we do not need more tax revenue we just need to require the state to allocate the money differently. More to schools, less to prisons, welfare, trains and pensions.
On Propping Up Education
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