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Posted on March 11 at 4:45 p.m.
Fact. Janet's top contributers are the Unions. EDC is a huge supporter. EDC drove the agenda related to Managed Retreat. She has never taken a stand against them. The County budget was destroyed during her first term with departments like Parks taking hits of over 25% in 3 years. Current General Fund reserves are pennies compared to what an agency this size should have. Fact. Numerous quality department heads have left because of the micro management of this board majority. The CAO structure is a joke that is antiquated, but favored by those elected that want to micro manage, and Janet, Salud and Doreen pushed it through. Tell me one fiscal policy of substance she has supported apart from continued spending on pet projects at the expense of the greater good? Now, under their watch, we are building a jail and no one has even talked about the on going maintenance and ops cost to run it. Competent???
On Janet Wolf Opens Campaign Headquarters
Posted on March 10 at 12:04 p.m.
Apart from Managed Retreat. Janet is a micro manager and her style has led to the loss of some high caliber professionals from the executive ranks. Add to that her budget history or incompetent fiscal management policies (and a general fund reserve the size of one that would be acceptable for a city of 60,000, not a county of 250,000+) and no long term plan for operations and maintenance of a new jail coming on line, which is millions, and SB should RUN to any other candidate.
Posted on February 20 at 11:20 a.m.
Mr. Aceves should definitely be pushing the benefits issues and Janet's cozy relationship with the employees union. He should push hard on the two tier benefits (for new employees), how poorly the budgets have been run since Janet's been on the board, and her micro management style that has resulted in the mass exodus of very talented government professionals with only the "yes people" left. The only exception would be Mr. Parker, who probably get's beat up by Janet on a daily basis.
On County Workers Union Granted New Contract
Posted on February 20 at 11:16 a.m.
Sea walls similar to levy's like in Louisiana and Denmark. Goleta Beach will wash away (well, what's left after managed retreat). Mr. Revell is also tightly aligned with EDC from the permeable pier proposal that they were against back in 2009. Oh, and one little detail.....who is going to pay for the raising of runways and roads? Sorry, just trying to be 'proactive' on project costs.
On Goleta's Slough of Problems
Posted on February 13 at 1:36 p.m.
It is interesting no one is talking about the $17 million per year it's going to cost to run the jail. That money isn't goin go magically appear. It will come from cuts to social services, parks, public works, fire, probation. This board majority has a track record of poor fiscal management to begin with. Brown is elected and even though the BOS adopts his budget, there is no mechanism to cut off his cash from if he exceeds his alloted budget. We may need a jail, but if we cut people off from assistance, there will be more crime...period.
On Sheriff Bill Brown Announces Reelection Bid
Posted on January 21 at 4:59 p.m.
This is real simple. Wolf supports continued raiding of revenue dollars from an incorporated city. Aceves does not. Goleta money should stay in Goleta, just in the exact same manner that funds from the Cities of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Santa Maria, Lompoc, Buellton all stay in those jurisdictions. This agreement treats Goleta like a County ATM. Any Goleta elected that favors this agreement should be ashamed of themselves. By the way, what a woman chooses to do with her body is her damn business only!
On Goleta Gets Down and Dirty
Posted on January 21 at 9:59 a.m.
Well, good news is that this helps in BUILDING the jail. The bad news? Where exactly is the money for Maintenance and Operations???? You know, the approximate $3 million annually to run.
On County Awarded $38.9 Million Jail Grant
Posted on December 30 at 8:49 a.m.
Many residents feel they get more attention??? How many did you find? Six?
On New Cuyama’s Pool Problems
Posted on December 30 at 8:47 a.m.
It wasn't the community that wanted a pool. It was a loud minority that wanted to build a pool instead of using the money to expand and improve the existing community center. It was even discussed at that time to add a water element (water play units) as part of the expansion. This never penciled out from the get go and the BOS ignored facts to this effect. Now? Another example of poor leadership and use of county funds by this BOS.
Posted on November 14 at 11:26 a.m.
While not a big fan of drilling. This is a perfect example of South County Supervisors (and to call Doreen a rep of the north county interest is a joke), dictating what's best for the north county even though that area supported the project. Also, it's accurate to call the current Board Majority anti business. No suprise that EDC and their paid BOS reps got what they wanted. When have you seen Janet, Doreen or Salud vote agains the enviros for hire???
On Enviros Successfully Challenge Oil Drilling Project
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