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Posted on January 30 at 3:57 p.m.
Wow, Bill, I think I agree 100% with your post. Can I vote for you in an upcoming election?
"Nina Johnson, assistant city administrator, estimated there’s a $500 million gap between the repairs the city needs to make and its ability to pay for them."
City Council - don't hire an overpriced polling outfit. The solution is very clear. Raise revenue. How? Well, taxes would be easiest. Will that make you popular? Probably not, at least not at first. But do we need to have the work done? YES!
"Councilmember Gregg Hart said a more scientific poll would help " Crap. I voted for Gregg. I thought he'd be smarter about government that this. Well, no vote from me the second time, if he runs.
On New Taxes for Repair Backlog?
Posted on January 30 at 3:42 p.m.
"Recommendation: That Council authorize the Public Works Director to execute a Professional Services Agreement with Hunt Design in the amount of $91,300 to review the City's existing directional signage, offer suggestions for elimination and/or retention of the current inventory, and design a comprehensive, attractive, and cohesive Citywide Wayfind Directional Signage Program to improve multi-modal access, identification and connectivity within and about Santa Barbara, and authorize the Public Works Director to approve expenditures of up to $14,895 for extra services of Hunt Design that may result from necessary changes in the scope of work."
How does $91,300 equal $250K? Maybe you need a refresher at Journalism 101? Or is this an op-ed post as Angry Poodle, mislabeled here as a news article? (PS - I love Angry Poodle. Just remember that when you're NOT Angry Poodle, you're a journalist, and the public trusts you to print factual information.)
On Council Approves $250,000 for Directional Sign Study
Posted on January 29 at 2:26 p.m.
Byrd: "Are you still spewing that old hate z28racergirl? Holy Baloney speak of jealously I'm damn glad I'm SNOT your significant otter LOL."
LOL back at you, Roger! You're right, I'm jealous. I'm jealous of every single person who has never heard of Edhat and who has never wasted a second of their life muddling through the crap they call "news" on that website. And oh my god... the comments... shiver.
My husband? Feels the same way. Peas in a pod, I guess.
On <em>News-Press</em> Takes on Murillo
Posted on January 29 at 2:19 p.m.
nativeson: "He is willing to put them out of business"
Right. Last I checked, "censorship" had an entirely different definition.
Posted on January 28 at 11:36 a.m.
Great article, until you got to the part about needing an email prompt to remind you to de-tech. So much for disconnecting!
On Remember Boredom?
Posted on January 28 at 10:58 a.m.
I really don't understand how boycotting a business who advertises in the News-Press equals censorship of the media. But I guess some will get hot and bothered when they read "censorship" and nothing more, so you win.
BTW, edhat is hardly journalism. Journalists hold their reporting to a professional standard. Edhat is merely a blasting board for busy-body neighbors to report their never-ending sunset pictures and other hearsay about fellow Santa Barbarians. They even feature posts written by a drunk who listens to the police scanner all day. That's news? Hardly. More like delusions of grandeur.
Posted on January 17 at 11:35 a.m.
Why does no one consider that what is CA today was actually part of Mexico before it became part of the USA? A new government border is just that - this land used to belong to someone else. Can't we share?
On Dueling <em>News-Press</em> Rallies Planned for MLK Day
Posted on January 15 at 4:03 p.m.
Psychiatrists in general make a very good income. Why shouldn't the State pay for good doctors? Should the community (State) only pay for less-educated psychiatrists? (Is there such a thing as a less-educated doctor who will accept lower pay?)
On Dog Run Amok
Posted on January 9 at 4:21 p.m.
Off topic: Taxation is hardly theft. I pay willingly so that our society can be better as a whole.
On Latinos Are Human, Too
Posted on January 9 at 3:45 p.m.
I didn't realize you commented toward me a second time, but this made me laugh: "Something I doubt you are willing or able to do based on your posts and your whaling."
I can assure you with complete honesty that I have never, ever, killed a whale. Or even considered doing it. Or argued on behalf of those who do. Let's just say I've never been whaling or been associated with whaling in any shape or form.
But I find it ironic that the guy who didn't have uninsured motorist coverage is telling me to educate myself. ;-) Have a nice day.
On Protest Planned over <em>News-Press</em> Headline