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Posted on August 7 at 10:12 a.m.
Priceless, maybe you'd rather have firefighters on call have to drive in when an emergency happen, which unlike sitting on your butt don't happen on a time clock, and take an hour to get to your house. When they work, they put their asses on the line to save homes and property and should be compensated as such. He didn't invent the retirement system, so why should he be criticized for it? Paramedics on engines is a lot cheaper than have individual paramedic units who do nothing else. During the firestorms from 2008-10, they more than earned their keep. They, are compensated less than the average cop. So from an educated voter, you don't have a clue as to what you are talking about.
On County Fire Chief to Retire
Posted on August 4 at 11:16 a.m.
District Elections have been supported in numerous court cases up and down the state with no jurisdiction.....I repeat NO JURISDICTION successfully challenging the lawsuits against at large elections. SB better get on board. Next should be term limits for the BOS. Now before people start yelling "we can always vote them out". These folks make a living raising money to keep there seat, thereby eliminating all but the wealthy for launching a successful challenge. Maybe someone will take up this cause as well soon. LA County just passed a term limits law as well.
On Voting Discrimination Lawsuit Filed
Posted on July 10 at 8:23 a.m.
Let's not forget the long term pension obligation for these new positions, full benefits, maintenance and operations of the facility. Nice the Sherrif isn't held accountable for overspending his budget.
On Jail Funding a 'Moving Target'?
Posted on June 17 at 5:20 p.m.
The two million in revenues over expenditures is a joke. That will be gone with mid year adjustments by November. This shell game is the same old same old
On County Approves Budget over Adam's Objections
Posted on May 27 at 1:51 p.m.
What a shocker. Another union supporting Janet.
On City Cops Endorse Wolf
Posted on May 15 at 3:46 p.m.
Wineries, North County..............AG, North County Tourism, slight edge South County.
On Campaign Cash Update
Posted on May 15 at 3:44 p.m.
You do realize that Steve L.'s donation is about 5% of the money that Salud has given Janet in her last two campaigns right? Oh, and the sky is falling.
Posted on May 9 at 9:12 a.m.
Janet voted for those pension increases. She has been in long enough to own the problems the County has. During really hard times, she continued to vote to spend money the County did not have. That is fiscal incompetence, not accomplishment. She has been an accomplise to some of the most questionable hiring practices in this County (not counting our new CAO). Her lack of action has actually led to a fatality in the stabbing at Hendry's. She was warned that a lack of supervision due to budget cuts there and no alcohol regulations on the beach were going to lead to problems. The only reason she supported keeping the status quo now (absolutely no record of her ever supporting status quo before) was that it was for sure going to cost her the election. She refuses to release the City of Goleta from the Tax Sharing Agreement that screws residents of Goleta by funnelling an endless stream of money to the County. That alone should be why everyone who lives in Goleta should not vote for her. Hold your nose and Vote Aceves.
On Questions for Aceves
Posted on May 8 at 11:57 a.m.
Sell the bowl to the Foundation. They operate and keep all the profits from it anyways. They are the ones responsible for all the improvements that have taken place there. The County just gets in the way.
On The Battle for Santa Barbara's 2nd District
Posted on May 8 at 9:17 a.m.
Nothing. This County has a reputation of ignoring those incompetent ones and trying to eliminate hard workers who may have professionalism and ethics, but don't play the politics game.
On Fired Jail Manager to be Reinstated