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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.

On Campaign Cash Update

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

Posted on May 5 at 9:04 a.m.

Another example of the "new directors" being more political lackeys than true professionals. This guy replaced Bob Nisbet, long time "effective" General Services Director. Great example of a top notch administrator forced to leave so that a lackey could replace him. We are full of "yes men/women", just as this BOS majority wants.

On Jail Manager Fired for Cancer or Just Cause?

Posted on May 5 at 9 a.m.

Just as with Goleta Beach, Janet has, for political gain, changed her tune. She was well aware of this pension obligation deficit years ago, 5 at least that were presented as part of the annual budget presentations by Dr. Jason Stillwell, and did nothing. Goleta Beach, she was on the same side as EDC when this issue first came to the Coastal Commission about 6 years ago. She never is quoted as supporting the 'status quo' until this year. I challenge anyone to find such a quote.
More people really do need to pay attention.

On The Battle for Santa Barbara's 2nd District

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