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Posted on April 17 at 8:56 a.m.

Janet has been a disaster for this County. Aceves is not a perfect candidate, but it's time for a change. A billion (with a B) dollars in unfunded pension liabilities and no solutions EVER offered by Woeful Wolf. When is enough enough?

On Wolf Collects Another $20,000 From Labor Union

Posted on April 14 at 3:04 p.m.

Hiring external isn't nepotism. Most of those brought in had no prior working relationship with Mr. Brown. He just hired the best people. That's how the real world works. Closed systems mean limited knowledge base, (i.e. how do others solve the problem?) In many instances, people moved to department heads in a closed system have no experience in the departments, just happen to be good lackeys.

On Community Services Director Leaving

Posted on April 11 at 11:36 a.m.

Oh poor Irene. You also don't have a clue about how SEIU compensatioin is negotiate. They are full time municipal employees with medical benefits paid for by the County. There is a small additional cost for families to be added to the policies These aren't cops. These are clerks, maintenance workers, engineers, social workersaccountants, etc. They get paid better than most counties .... they have to to be in SB CO. Which has exactly what to do with unions giving $60,000 to one candidate in an election cycle? And Mr. Aceves? Wasn't the amount less than $10,000? Pension obligations for current retirees and current employees show a disparity in 20 years of tens of millions of dollars. Check out the previous budget presentation on the long term forecast of the county budget.

On Aceves Accuses Wolf of Donation Conflict

Posted on April 11 at 8:54 a.m.

$60,000 out of the goodness of thier heart? God Bless SEIU for giving this much money and expecting nothing in return.

Janet changed her position on Goleta Beach from a neutral observer to a new protector of the status quo when it became obvious she was going to lose City of Goleta's vote

Janet still has the literal blood on her hands for how the incident with the stabbing at Hendry's was handled. She was warned by staff before the stabbing that unless an alcohol ban was brought up, due to reductions in Parks staff supervision wasn't what it was, it was a question of not if, but when something bad would happen. Soon afterwards, the adminstration of the Parks Department was dismantled and an incompetent Asst. Director of Parks was hired, then promoted and terminated before Mr. Parker was hired. It can only be assumed that she didn't want people around who could nail her on a coverup or sorts. The terminations began shortly after she was reelected.

Mr. Parker is only the most recent quality executive to leave this nightmare of an agency.

Her fiscal policies have been a joke. Mr. Aceves is no perfect candidate, but until people wake up and make changes to this board, nothing will change.

On Aceves Accuses Wolf of Donation Conflict

Posted on April 11 at 8:41 a.m.

Hire internally? That's called professional nepotism. The successful municipal agencies bring in the best people. Closed systems have lower quality administrators overall and political lackeys. John. you really don't understand how it works do you??

As for Herman, thanks for your efforts and accomplishments while here under a micro managing BOS. It wasn't an easy job, best of luck in your new position with City of San Diego. I'm sure you will be treated better and work for a more professional agency.

On Community Services Director Leaving

Posted on April 10 at 8:52 a.m.

I applaud those kids out there that came out to clean up. Yes, the efforts of those who stepped up have been buried due to the stupid behaviour of some. I also want to thank those kids that have come out every year since 2008 to clean up after the mess left by outsiders and irresponsible locals. This small group should know that they make their parents proud. Too bad far too many kids lack this type of responsibility and concern that should have been instilled in them, but wasn't.

On I Heart Isla Vista

Posted on April 10 at 8:41 a.m.

Again, fiscal policy by this BOS is a joke. For example, still you don't hear much discussion for how the Maint. and Operations cost for the new jail will be covered. The current reserves are tiny for an agency the size of the County. I wish the new CAO luck...she'll need it with this group.

On Caution Peppers Budget Talk

Posted on April 10 at 8:25 a.m.

Ok, so most of the arrested and cited were out of towners. Question.....who invited them? Answer.....UCSB/IV students.

On The Deltopia Disaster Debriefed

Posted on April 8 at 2:44 p.m.

Here is a thought I caught wind of in another article. Those of us who were here in the early 90's remember the fiasco that was Halloween in IV. It got so bad that it was around 93 they closed IV off to all but residents only. After a few years, they loosened up when it became more of a "locals" party. It has been nowhere the debacle it was since. It's about time to seriously consider doing this for Deltopia.

On Deltopia Party Devolves Into Isla Vista Riot

Posted on April 8 at 2:24 p.m.

Really? She's an advocate for the beach? If she was such an advocate for keeping the status quo, why did she not speak up against EDC and Surfriders position back in 2009 when it was presented at the Coastal Commission meeting in San Luis Obispo?? She was NEVER this big an advocate for the status quo. It just so happens her advocacy came at a time when the beach was a hot topic with an upcoming election and residents like me irate that we were looking at a loss of the resource. And yes, I said loss as in "managed retreat".
As for the bridge, it's safety brought up by the PW Director in 2009 because it can't bear the load of two vehicles. NOT Janet driven. It's safety driven common sense. She doesn't know the difference between a cross beam and a high beam. Again, staff report based on staff recommendation favored by the majority of the Board.
Geeber nailed it with parking as well. I was there. She only came out later after the opposition (including Surfriders and EDC) spoke up. She also refused to meet with people like Ed De La Torre or other advocates to keep the status quo for a period of time, but gladly took money during the same time for her campaign from EDC folks. The fee issue was initially proposed in 2009 as a way to fund the permeable pier project, which she never voiced support for that would have kept the status quo and quite possible, have extended the beach.
The Sewage Lift Station? She didn't lead that charge, it came from Parks to the BOS through a staff report to address a system that continually failed, was outdated and needed to be replaced. All sups from what I remember voted to address the situation.
And yes, I'm curious as the the PHD's involved. Are they in marine science or english lit? A degree doesn't make you an expert in everything.

On Wolf and the Beach

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