Page 1 of 1
Posted on November 2 at 9:31 a.m.
Hey, why don't we put a tax on every homeowner (you too renters) in Goleta, raise some bucks and buy up all these ag properties? They'll be permanently saved, just like Fairview Gardens! ........ No? Nobody in support? That's what I thought. To all you smart John Adams and MaryLouises out there who live comfortably in homes built on prime soils, enjoy your hypocrisy.
On Little Opposition to Big Measure
Posted on February 21 at 11:17 a.m.
Amazing. The power of a reporter's perspective. I watched the hearing on TV the other night, as I do most Goleta hearings. Martha Sadler's coverage was one-sided and that is disappointing. I agree with her that what I witnessed was a landowner saying her property isn't viable for agriculture, therefore she was asking for a rezone to residential. But I didn't hear the council support this notion; in fact they spent a great deal of time talking about what true, viable agriculture is, and how should the city define this. It turns out the city doesn't have detailed definitions of what exactly constitutes good agricultural land. Both the landowner and the council majority agreed that there should be more fact finding here in an effort to get to the bottom of this. What I heard from Eric Onnen is that once a bottom line is established regarding true, viable farmland, then this project or others either WILL or WILL NOT qualify as such. Now, Martha Sadler didn't mention any of this and that is why I'm disappointed. I depend upon the Indy as a trustworthy news source. Flaming angst in our community thru either biased or insufficient reporting is unacceptable.
On Goleta's Shelby Trust Moves Toward Re-zone, Development