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Posted on March 5 at 6:37 p.m.
We can argue about the validity (or lack thereof) of the measure, but the fact remains we still have a $300 million deferred infrastructure maintenance backlog, and a huge unfunded public employee pension liability.
I'd like to hear more about how we're going to resolve these issues from folks commenting on this thread.
On Maintenance Ordinance Dead on Arrival?
Posted on February 20 at 2:30 p.m.
Hey touristfriendly, before you scoff (oops - too late) you should know that's EXACTLY what the wealthy Montecitans did during the drought in the late 80s.
On Love Me, Love My Dog
Posted on February 12 at 12:16 p.m.
I always liked his short-lived show "Mind of a Married Man". It was spot-on.
On Paul Reiser Returns to Stand-Up… 20 Years Later
Posted on February 4 at 1:41 p.m.
On Meet Mrs. Jesse James Hollywood
Posted on January 28 at 1:20 p.m.
Food for thought. Why did the Indy and/or Roger pick Kasi if they were going to interview a SBPD officer? Why not one that lives in the community, or at least is not shrouded in controversy? Unless, they intended on stirring the pot.
On The S.B. Questionnaire: Kasi Beutel
Posted on January 22 at 3:56 p.m.
Sure GregMohr and DrDan, I'll play, but only when you guys start making sense. Let me know when that happens.
On Green Light for Highway 101 Widening
Posted on January 20 at 2:05 p.m.
foofighter and Mr. Caldwell speak the truth. As someone involved with the development of the Measure A expenditure plan, I can tell you most of the other agencies were shocked that the City of SB didn't ask for more substantive projects to be included in the plan. They seemed to lack leadership in this area, and many thought it would come back to haunt them in the future, and it has. The City staff and Council were very supportive of all the funding requests from the alternative transportation crowd (COAST, Bike Coalition, etc.) for sidewalk, pilot commuter train, bike lanes/paths, etc., but didn't seem interested in a large capital project, even though a new or modified interchange to provide better access to the larger Cottage Hospital was suggested at that time.
Posted on January 17 at 3:17 p.m.
Great summary Nick. One key piece you left out was the approved motion was to hire independent engineering consultants to do the design work, rather than keep going with Caltrans. I think that was one of the conciliatory offerings to the MA and CS 101 folks.
Posted on January 17 at 9:27 a.m.
foofighter, I agree there are still challenges that must be overcome, but one possible solution is to remove the Prop 13 limits for commercial properties.
Another would be to legalize and tax marijuana.
And implementing ALL of Gov. Brown's multi-part plan for public employee pension reform would also be a huge improvement.
But, I think we need to be careful stripping out environmental regulation. One look at the recent West Virginia chemical contamination of drinking water supply should make everyone take notice.
On Abel Maldonado Drops Out of Governor's Race
Posted on January 16 at 7:10 p.m.
foofighter, Jerry Brown is no Republican, but he's much more of a moderate guy than his first (ridiculous) time as governor. To his credit, he has repaired the gaping debt hole in the state budget, and thankfully has kept the public employee union machine in check.
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