It’s offensive to hear that someone who owns a home in Santa Barbara does so by being lucky. Most homeowners have worked hard for many years, some at more than one job, in order to afford their homes. Many of them have a wide range of financial obligations that are constantly increasing (new water rate hikes, for example) and to add one more can in fact be burdensome for many. I suspect the majority don’t have unlimited resources, as you seem to suggest. Also, renters in S.B. will have this property tax increase passed along to them in the form of higher rents.
Enough is enough in constantly expecting homeowners to shoulder these financial burdens. City College president Lori Gaskin needs to look elsewhere for the money to fund her SBCC dreams.
And speaking of winning the lottery, weren’t voters told that it was going to produce revenue for education? So, whatever happened there?