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Posted on December 17 at 9:24 a.m.
Venoco is not going to go away quietly no matter how much the City wishes this will happen. The first challenge will be to the adequacy of the City's own CEQA document (or lack thereof) on the ordinance where they flatly admitted that they have no idea how many properties the ordinance could affect or what the extent of any impacts would be. Also, since Venoco has a vested right to operate the facility, the actualy amortization period will have to be long enough (most likely longer than five years) to realize their investment in the facility; or, the City gets to pay Venoco. If the City wanted to "control their own destiny" regarding this property, then it should have been exluded from the City boundaries when the City was formed, and given up the tax revenues the City gains from it. If the City is successful in shutting down the facility, there will be monetary consequences.
On Goleta Moves to Shut Down Venoco’s Oil Plant
Posted on December 11 at 12:13 p.m.
Yes, sadly there are rogue juors who cannot follow the instructions. Hopefully you reported this behavior to the judge.
On Tipping Scale for Justice
Posted on December 11 at 10:27 a.m.
The alternative to spending more money (and paying for it through rate increases) to increase water supplies is to decrease demand; however, this usually involves more draconian measures that also fall on the property owner such as prohibiting lawns and requiring installation of water-conserving fixtures. Which do you want?
On Big Jump in Water Bills?
Posted on December 10 at 4:29 p.m.
Revenge of the herd?
On Cattle Rancher Airlifted to Hospital After Branding Accident
Posted on December 4 at 10:31 a.m.
The "city tree guy" had nothing to do with this tree that was located on County property that is maintained by the County Park Department.
On Big Fig Tree Falls at Courthouse
Posted on December 3 at 10:17 a.m.
"Drafted by Assemblymember Das Williams, AB 3 would create a governing mechanism with the taxing powers to address infrastructure needs such as street lights, garbage, law enforcement, firefighting, and roads." How can we miss Das if he won't go away? This will be another property tax on top of the tax the property owners already pay to IV Recreation and Parks District. Another dis-incentive to improving property in IV.
On Isla Vista Finally Headed Toward Self-Governance?
Posted on December 3 at 10:11 a.m.
Eddie! Way to go!
On Isla Vista Teen Center Undergoes Makeover
Posted on December 2 at 11:46 a.m.
Doors "Riders on the Storm"
On What music are you doing your raindance to?
Posted on November 19 at 9:16 a.m.
The CHP has been monitoring that area for years, and they routinely catch people who blow through there.
On Goleta Speed Trap!
Posted on November 10 at 10:22 a.m.
I keep trying to teach my dog to use a washcloth when he washes himself like you and I do, but he just cannot get the hang of it. So, for personal hygiene purposes, he's stuck with his tongue.
On Burger King Election Whoppers