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Posted on March 12 at 3:59 p.m.
Lemme get this straight...the City has existed since 2002 and has yet to adopt a zoning ordinance? That's kind of embarrassing, especially when you consider the entire reason for cityhood was to get out from underneath the "horrible" County's claws and pro-development, community-wrecking policies. Even more embarrassing is my (unsubstantiated) speculation that MORE development has actually been approved by the City's leaders than would otherwise have been approved under County policies. Just an educated guess, but I bet I'm not too far off on that.
On Goleta Eyes Zoning Ordinance
Posted on January 24 at 8:54 a.m.
I am heartbroken over this. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I will never understand the decision these men made and I don't think I would ever be able to forgive them.
On Remembering Billy the Dog
Posted on June 6 at 12:09 p.m.
Is anyone else troubled like I am by the following two points?
(1) Why is this affluent family continuing to leech off the system by using a public defender? We have already paid for this kid's "incarceration" and treatment for the past decade, plus his trial.
(2) If David was "noncompliant, bipolar and possibly schizophrenic" why did these parents PAWN this kid off on a university? Where there is zero supervision, easy access to drugs/alcohol and little accountability...
This may be cruel of me to say, but I sure hope they paid dearly in the civil suit which was filed against them. I have never been able to get past their actions in this whole saga.
On How Safe Is Safe Enough with David Attias?
Posted on June 5 at 11:44 a.m.
SAR members are volunteers, so we really didn't pay for anything. Kudos to the team for another great effort!
On Mother and Daughter Rescued from Painted Cave Rock Face
Posted on June 4 at 8:50 a.m.
A 14 year old hormonal girl doesn't know any better. However, a 47 year old man does. Regardless of who "initiated" the relationship, the adult is responsible for exercising sound judgment and not acting on his (or her) impulses. That being said, it is troubling to hear that the girl is still contacting this individual. Hopefully, now that this is in the open, her parents will not allow that to continue.
On Joseph Walker Sentenced to Five Years in Prison
Posted on May 23 at 2:48 p.m.
News flash to Randy Rowse: State law already prohibits local agencies from regulating residential care facilities for 6 or less people By law, these facilities are required to be treated as a residential use.
In other words, there is next to nothing that the neighbors or the City can do to stop this project from moving forward...should the project proponent change her mind and wish to pursue operating the facility.
On Mesa Residents Block Sober Living House for Women
Posted on February 15 at 12:22 p.m.
Sadly, Joe is wrong yet again by stating that he is still able to represent his constituents. The mere fact that he is purposely skipping hearing deliberations means he's not doing the job he was elected to do. Which is to show up and participate. Even more egregious is the fact that he's now "communicating" on his Facebook page, rather than during public deliberartions. So rather than having to act with respect and decorum in a public forum in front of his Council colleagues and constituents, he choses to sound off from the privacy of his home. Shame on him for many reasons.
On Rebuked, But Not Removed
Posted on December 8 at 8:44 a.m.
My understanding is that the property is not currently within their reservation boundaries. So sovereingty does not apply until it is "annexed" into their reservation. Hence the reason local governments may not support this action...
On Chumash Present List of Signatures Supporting Camp 4 Move
Posted on December 6 at 2:58 p.m.
Sorry Mr. Lynn, but a person who repeatedly puts the rest of us at risk with his irresponsible behavior gets absolutely zero compassion from me. And rest assured, my politics have nothing to do with my position on this issue.
On Carpinteria Councilmember Joe Armendariz Arrested for DUI
Posted on September 21 at 10:03 a.m.
How typical (and predictable) that the developer would threaten a takings lawsuit when they don't get their way. However, a rezone is completely at the discretion of the City Council and by not approving it, they are not denying all economic use of the property--which is the crux of takings law. The zoning still allows subdivision and a variety of uses. Just not at the density and intensity of what the developers deem to be economic use. Takings law does not guarantee that a project provide a certain profit margin for the developer. Sorry, but you don't win.
On Bishop Ranch ’Burbs Blocked