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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
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.
Posted on May 1 at 9:22 a.m.
Involved? A better term would be "over the top micro manager". You can also add poor fiscal policy maker. John A., you do know that Aceves is a Dem as well right? Comparing to Slick Willy shows you don't have a clue as to how the two compare.
Now back to Janet. To date, with the exception of our former CAO, too many quality executives have left the County faster than rats on a sinking ship. Were they good? Dr. Stilwell is a City Manager in a high profile community (Carmel by the Sea), Mr. McGinnis and Mr. Matson at Goleta Water, Mr. Baker to an accomplished consulting firm, Mr. Hernandez to Culver City, Mr. Nisbet to East Bay Regional Parks District.......all quality people hired by top notch agencies that care more about professionalism and ethics than SB County has under the current BOS majority. Who is left in the CAO office? A deputy who pushed for the hiring of her bff's hubby for a position that didn't exist in Parks and quickly moved him up the ranks and in less than two years, ruined the department before another quality Director, Mr. Herman Parker came in to try to salvage the place until he was also fed up with micro managers. Fortunately, he also move on to a successful agency in San Diego. Yet there she still is......her job? Do whatever Janet and the current BOS majority want. Oh yeah, Janet has been a peach in building the executive team of the County. Not knowing the new CAO, I wish her the best of luck. She is going to need it.Hold your nose and vote for Aceves, it's time for a change...ANY change.
Posted on April 21 at 3:51 p.m.
Wolf was financed by a big time loan/gift by Salud the last time around.
On Wolf Collects Another $20,000 From Labor Union
Posted on April 21 at 3:49 p.m.
Maybe Janet should have been asked why, when presented with problems with staffing and resources at Hendry's Beach and told that alcohol consumption was becomming a problem, she not only ignored staff, but admonished them for proposing an alcohol ban on the beach. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Robert Simpson was stabbed in an "alcohol related" incident. Shortly after that, senior staff was let go, demoted and Mr. Roney was hired as a Manager (a position not being recruited) promoted to Deputy and then appointed Director. We all know how that turned out. All under the BOS jurisdiction. So this type of micro management is good how???
On Wolf, Aceves Square Off During First Candidates' Forum