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Posted on October 19 at 3:26 a.m.
Isn't anyone going to mention it is time for Capps to retire! Please...
On Endorsements 2014
Posted on October 6 at 6:06 p.m.
The whole Redevelopment argument is ridiculous! Redevelopment diverted property taxes away from schools, safety and even the general fund to spend on affordable housing and infrastructure (but only in the downtown corridor). 60%of the redevelopment funds were diverted from the schools and 40% from the city (police, fire, Health and human services, the general fund, and the executive salaries).
The city is now getting the 40% of the the approx $16m redevelopment fund (approx $4.6M a year). It seems logical that the city would now spend it on infrastructure. Add $4.6M to the $5M allocated for infrasture and we are done with $9.6M to spend.
The City has the money for infrastructure, they are spending it elsewhere and they want MORE money.
Please ask the Mayor to explain where the money from terminating the redevelopment went and how much went right back into the city coffers.
On City Faces Massive Repair Backlog
Posted on October 5 at 8:22 p.m.
Santa Barbara is not different than most cities and counties in the liberal California, they only think of the next pay raise and benefits they want to approve and not about balancing the whole budget. Balancing the budget on a cash basis is not a balanced budget, it is kicking the can down the street which is a long distance from balanced.
The SB financial situation both in both the city and county need a major overhaul and it will take a new slate of leaders to do the required work.
Posted on October 5 at 7:43 a.m.
The city has plenty of income to take care of infrastructure, their priorities are misplaced. The number of staff and the salaries and pensions need to be reduced.
Posted on September 28 at 1:26 p.m.
What about not patronizing the casino? I do not know the statistics but certainly many of the patrons are from SB County. I've never been there and never plan on going. Can we start a grassroots campaign to boycott the casino?
WIthout customers there would not be a casino!
On 12-Story Hotel by 2016?
Posted on August 7 at 6:28 p.m.
We need a real fix.. Not just more money to Das's union friends.
On Funding Our Future
Posted on August 7 at 6:23 p.m.
I work for a company that does events bringing 100-400 people into town. The current hotel tax has madeus consider going elsewhere, 12.5% will help drive us out. 8% sales tax and 12.5% hotel tax, drives up cost considerably when talking about 100+ rooms.
On Supes Spar Over Hotel Tax Increase
Posted on August 2 at 4:02 p.m.
I think there needs to be a none ..
On Of the 30 electric vehicle charging stations nearby, which public one do you use the most?
Posted on July 28 at 6:01 p.m.
He seems like a great replacement for Capps.
On Meeting Congressional Candidate Chris Mitchum
Posted on June 22 at 11:21 a.m.
With only 44.5% in the primary I am praying that there is enough people that will vote for 'anyone but Capps' we can finally get someone that will represent us instead giving Nancy her every vote.
On A Real Victory