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Posted on November 12 at 3:05 p.m.

How about an update from today's match!

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Posted on November 5 at 11:09 a.m.

I get the impression that less and less people read these but here goes. Measure P: I questioned who these people are from the beginning. I grew up here and have been involved in local government for over 40 years and I had never heard of the initial proponents. I am an SB Local and I never liked that. I am shocked at the final result. I thought it would be close and surprised it did not win. We hate big oil in SB right?

Capps: I love Ms. Capps but the Republicans could not find a weaker candidate than Mitchum. He is border line weird and he was borderline Congressman. What about the SBNP Steepleton claim that Capps will resign and her daughter be named her replacement? Is this more unsubstantiated SBNP conspiracy theory delusion ala Travis Armstrong and Mayor Blum resigning, or did he actually hear something? Are McCaw and Steepleton dreaming this stuff up or is it credible? Whatever it is, Capps' political career is over and that sparks all the local political fires. Can the Republicans find a viable candidate? They have no one to blame but themselves for Mitchum. Would Francisco have been able to win? Maybe. Who will succeed Capps? Helene? Carbajal? Williams? Someone new? Two years goes by fast and it is already happening today.

SBCC on our radar. This election was a rejection of the current Board and their selection of the President. Gotta go. Then what? SBCC has sort of come on the radar out of nowhere. In the past it was just there. Now it is almost as big as UCSB and lots of controversy. What is the future of this huge entity in our community?

On Capps Survives; Measures P and S Flame Out

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.

Yeah HTO!!!

On Sewer Salvation for Rincon Point

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