“It’s ineffective. It’s counterproductive. And it’s unjust.”-Santa Barbara City Councilmember Dale Francisco commenting on a proposal to tighten rules requiring developers to pay affordable housing fees for small-scale developments and condo conversions.

“This is a dodge, a smoke screen : to keep our eyes off what we should be focusing on to really address the problem.”– U.S. Representative Lois Capps on a proposal by President George W. Bush and Senator John McCain to lift the moratorium on new oil leases.


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