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Posted on November 22 at 9:37 a.m.
Sorry MSSB but this is my business. I live in this area, do you? I worry about the evacuation routes and the traffic on the local streets if we ever had an emergency like the Painted Cave fire or an earthquake/tsunami.
How about all the traffic backup on the 101 off ramps. Dangerous! There is only one grocery store that is already overfilled with the students. UCSB has in mind to add 15K people already and now they want 180 more residences in the same 1 square mile? It feels like the politicians won't stop till all of Goleta is as Dense as IV!
We saw nothing of the promised mitigations from the Marketplace because they spent all the money on widening the onramp at Glen Annie that they convenietly didn't include in the original approval. Yeah Lineham...we have long memories.
Same goes for Westar and UCSB. What they promise and what they deliver are always two different things. Just ask Caruso...(Notice he just opened a luxury apt building in Bev Hills at the highest rents in LA but cant spend money to clean up the mess at Miramar?)
KV- I do appreciate the contributions of the Uni when it was sized for the available space but just like Oxycotin, too much of a good thing is deadly.
On Resident Sues Over Hollister Avenue Development
Posted on November 21 at 3:42 p.m.
It's never been a littered filled lot Volok. As a 30 year resident I can tell you that all the development proposed and instituted by UCSB has severly decreased the quality of life and the safety of the residents in this neighborhood. This is just one more insult to injury and I wish Ms Moreno the best of luck in shutting down this ill conceived project. Enough is enough.
What makes you think there is even a market for housing in this area? Next to the railroad tracks and freeway? UCSB forced their way witht the high price of housing argument just before the big 35% correction in prices and now they have hung a bunch of overpriced condos on unsuspecting buyers they were hoping to subsidize. Meanwhile they destroyed a beautiful open space access to the ocean and will soon fill all the space in Goletawith low margin temp residents, students and dishwashers for the SB tourist traps.
Like we needed another freaking hotel in Goleta. Who does this help? Out of town developers who won't be happy till Goleta looks like the San Fernando Valley cesspool.
Posted on June 22 at 10:02 a.m.
Read how the unions are corrupting campaigns and stealing away your children's (and our) futures...
"Earlier this year, a new prison guard contract came up for approval in the Legislature. The Legislative Analyst’s Office estimated it would cost an additional $51 million in its first year, and Republican lawmakers, looking for ways to narrow an estimated $10.8 billion budget gap, said they had the votes to kill the deal.
Then a Republican senator, Anthony Cannella, changed his mind and voted for the prison guards’ contract. It passed.
Mr. Cannella was elected over Ms. Caballero, the target of the attacks by the correction officers’ union.
The union “was actually crucial to my election,” Mr. Cannella said in a video produced by the union."
On Cops Union, DA Endorse Early
Posted on June 17 at 4:05 a.m.
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — If America’s prosperity depends on its roadways, the future looks pretty rough.
After more than a decade of declining tax revenue in the United States, highways are crumbling, rail lines are overburdened and airline corridors are congested. Factor in the economic weakness, the public’s tax-cutting mindset and geopolitical instability, and an already shaky situation looks ready to worsen for commerce, jobs and several industries that are crucial for transportation infrastructure...http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-...
At least we have the best paid "public safety" force in the world. We'll need them when the US becomes a third world nation thanks to the Pols that have sold our future for the union vote.
It's beyond comprehension why the local gov'ts can't take a stand and demand lower wage scales rather that continue to diminish services to maintain the ruiness contracts in place.
On Budget Hatchet Cleaves into Basic Services
Posted on May 30 at 10:19 a.m.
The only decent solution is to split the county. Make UCSB and the Chumash pay taxes and both counties would be in good shape.
On She Won (Get Over It)
Posted on May 25 at 3:13 p.m.
Hmm y'all seem quite oblivious to the fact that UCSB has already taken away the low density option. 15,000 new people will be arriving at your back door in the next 8 years. It's already started...
On Density Deal Gone in a Blink
Posted on May 18 at 2:46 p.m.
Wrong Eckerdude.Politicians are bought by the unions or oligarchy money.Pick your poison.The property bubble created by the housing con-men caused a great depression and deflated property values.
Lost jobs, lost property values, lost tax revenue, inflated politician given wage scales and unfundable retirement liabilities for the public unions.
Corrupt mortgage industry sold bogus loans to the feds who then lost hundreds of billions.
Where did the money go? To guys like Wolfswinkle who built millions of unneeded homes built by illeagal imigrant labor all over the country that the tax payers ended up paying for...and nobody even lives in most of them.
Tax Wolfswinkle...he's got enough money left over from buying the election in SB to pay for all the parks for many years...our money
On County Mulls Beach Parking Fees
Posted on May 18 at 11:59 a.m.
"Public hospital official got nearly $1 million in severance on top of $3.9-million retirement payout"
Posted on May 11 at 5:09 a.m.
"At one point he and his company, Dario Pini Investments, were targeted in a massive police investigation that ended in nearly 800 building code violations and a jail sentence. Pini famously chose to spend 30 days behind bars instead of going on house arrest in one of his rentals."
"If demeaning accusations of this nature are made publicly, evidence must be provided."
The writer of this comment needs to take a reading comprehension class.
On Dario Pini Nominated to Landlord Hall of Shame
Posted on May 2 at 3:10 a.m.
"Reasonable to whom?"
I dunno, reasonable to the average 45K a year county worker who probably won't get squat from the feds if they're ever able to really retire with little healthcare benifits cuz the pols and CEOs sold out they're jobs and tax base.
I dunno, reasonable to the un- and underemployed looking at the cost of their scam degrees while the H1B workers drive wage scales to the bottom.
I dunno, Reasonable in comparson to police pay in the rest of the US ~$55K
I dunno, reasonable in comparison to the cost of housing which has now degaded to 2000 levels. Back them down to there at least. That was the big boohoo the unions always used right? That's why UCSB has defiled the open space around my neighborhood...Been by there lately? Ugly and obscene and they've just started...
Here's an idea, how about we don't hire anymore police and instead outsource street patrol to some H1B Mexican and Chinese police.
On An Indiscreet Dog