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Posted on April 16 at 7:40 p.m.
Thank you for writing this Nick.
On The Dog Agog
Posted on April 15 at 11:01 a.m.
How could such a high-density utopia flounder so badly.
Perhaps we need an "I.V. Injunction" where no one under 25 can go to Del Playa on weekends and after the sun sets. Hmmmmmm.
On A Post-Deltopia Vision
Posted on April 10 at 1:35 p.m.
"Reflections on Sustainability, Population Growth, and the Environment - part 3
by Prof. Al BartlettJanuary, 1998
Pseudo solutions: growth management - smart growth
From the highest political and planning circles come various suggestions that are intended to address the problems caused by growth and thus to improve the quality of life. Many of these suggestions are "pseudo solutions" to the problems. At first glance, these sophistic solutions seem logical. A moment's thought will show that, in fact, they are false.
The terms "growth management" and "smart growth" are used interchangeably to describe urban developments that are functionally and esthetically efficient and pleasing. Sometimes these planning processes are advocated by those who believe that we can't stop population growth, therefore we must accomodate it as best we can. Other times they are advocated by those who are actively advancing population growth. The claim is made that growth management and smart growth "will save the environment." They don't save the environment. Whether the growth is smart or dumb, the growth destroys the environment. "Growth management" is a favorite term used by planners and politicians. With planning, smart growth will destroy the environment, but it will do it in a sensitive way. It's like buying a ticket on the Titanic. You can be smart and go first class, or you can be dumb and go steerage. In both cases, the result is the same. But given the choice, most people would go first class."
On S.B. Gets High Marks for 'Anti-Sprawl'
Posted on April 10 at 8:42 a.m.
It's hard to sprawl when there's no open space in the city limits. Smart Growth America is not the sharpest tool in the shed.
Posted on April 10 at 8:35 a.m.
Cancer and heart disease are okay if helps developers make a buck and Community development gets to keep pushing low-cost housing. Never get in the way progress even if it kills you. Los Angeles would be proud of this decision.
On City Approves Highway 101 Building Buffer
Posted on April 9 at 1:12 p.m.
In this vast sea of humanity, extremism miraculously is able to find itself in all its forms.
On UCSB Professor Pleads Not Guilty to Theft and Battery
Posted on April 3 at 1:41 p.m.
Something stinks here.
No County Supervisor appears to be actively trying to stop this new prison bureaucracy from taking over County mental health, even though it will cost the County an extra $3 million more per year if they let it happen. And by doing nothing (which they all are) they are letting it happen.
Niether Das Williams or HBJ appear to be getting involved either.
The California prison guard union gives money to just about every State politician but its hard to believe that none of our local and state representatives is against this immoral and cruel treatment of our most vulnerable population.
On Supervisors' Meeting “Hijacked” by Mental Health Advocates
Posted on March 25 at 11:17 a.m.
Is this being funded with student tuition money?
On UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang & Co. Building $1.4 Billion Telescope
Posted on March 18 at 10:43 a.m.
All major religions have a long, long history of violence. Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, Muslims and Jews have all started wars and been victims of wars.
We are all human. Even if these religions all say to be peaceful, actions speak louder than words.
On 'Burma' Bravo
Posted on March 18 at 10:30 a.m.
The North County jail is the largest, most unnecessary pork project our county has ever attempted.
Each year it will suck millions from maintenance and parks so they can unethically warehouse the mentally ill at an exuberant cost.
Cut the losses from the jail now, and put the money back into parks, roads, and public health.
On Budget Talk Centers on Jail, Maintenance Measure
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