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Posted on November 4 at 5:45 p.m.
Well in SB the DA has not always been the most popular person around but I am gratified to see both Nick Welsh and of course Pat McKinley praise Sneddon for what he was, a unique member of our community who worked hard and was (almost) universally respected.
On Thomas W. Sneddon, Jr.: 1941 – 2014
Posted on October 31 at 4:07 p.m.
Ankur Patel= lack of credentials to influence this important issue. We are subject to Sacramento politics on water. Someone have a better idea, get elected Governor. Patel is never going to be our Governor.
On Proposition 1: A False Framing of California’s Water Crisis
Posted on October 30 at 5:18 p.m.
After all the hullabalu and all the endorsements on one side and the other, for those of us who know the players, it is very telling that Stan Roden has come out so strongly in favor of Measure P. Andy Caldwell and Jim Thomas and all the other paid prostitutes of the oil industry can say what they will but none of us who know them and know Stan Roden believe they are smarter or better informed than Roden. He was always perceived as conservative and pro-business in his career. Liberal environmentalist do not normally get elected to be the DA. He was one of the most successful civil litigation attorneys in Santa Barbara of his era. He is not getting paid for this. He is doing it because he has done his homework and he is telling us what he thinks. Very persuasive!
On Measure P Protects Santa Barbara County’s Future
Posted on October 12 at 8:44 p.m.
Let us hope the Goleta/Hope Ranch voters are paying attention, Bertrando has outlived his usefulness. We don;t need him dying in office. He has done his service, we need new representation there.
On Goleta Water District Candidates Talk Future of H2O
Posted on October 9 at 8:17 p.m.
Linda is highly respected locally, she has been here through thick and thin and is going nowhere. We are lucky to have her. To change the subject a little, an interesting article in context on MSN today on the very similar measure before the voters in Desey(?) Texas. Same approach, big oil with big money radically afraid that the anti-fracking measure might prevail. I would not bet the house but I would bet $5 bucks Measure P wins and then we will see.
On The Naked Truth
Posted on October 2 at 4:16 a.m.
You mean it is already assumed the two old men are not going to show??
On Debate Scheduled in Goleta Water District Race
Posted on September 28 at 8 a.m.
The most significant matter here that I predicted in a post when this forum was first announced, the no show of both the old men incumbents. This was not some progressive outfit putting on this forum, this is the Chamber. One would think of any forum, the old men would have their best shot at the Chamber forum. The next forum is being put on by the League of Women Voters, you think either of the old men will show? I doubt it. I hope they do because the community needs to see and hear the choice they have in this election. A bright, informed, energetic candidate in Meg West, or two old men who should retire after worthy stents in public service.
For those knowledgeable about Goleta Water, lack of knowledge of the SAFE Ordinance by McClure should be considered inexcusable. It is historic, it is vitally important, and it just implemented a voter enacted self-effecting building moratorium. Also significant that the rest of the Board has endorsed West. You don't see that happen very often.
On Goleta Water District Issues Debated
Posted on September 26 at 7:36 p.m.
Several of the owners who resisted left, they all came from way out of town anyway. The remainder are outcasts, always looking behind their shoulders.
On Sewer Salvation for Rincon Point
Posted on September 25 at 6:31 a.m.
Channelkeeper threatened litigation to stop the activation of the Desal Facility if their demands are not met. That is what terrorists do, threaten the health and safety of society in an effort to change government policy. We should not negotiate with terrorists! The City will study sub-surface intake in due course but if the drought continues this Winter, we need Desal water before that effort could be completed.
On Council Clears Path for Desalination
Posted on September 20 at 11:05 a.m.
More evidence that JJ is in fact GG. Same ridiculous predictions as in the last few elections. Really? A Brown defeat. Any money on that GG? It is actually really boring as is the California R Party. Losers, and I am not a DEM.
On Phantom Pols