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Posted on June 13 at 8:26 a.m.

The real issue the county needs to deal with is their bloated labor, benifits, and pension cost.
Fix those issues and there will be plenty of money for infrastiurecture.
But do not hold your breath .. This group will never do it.

On County Approves Budget over Adam's Objections

Posted on May 29 at 6:59 p.m.

If Capps needs more vote, the democrats will create whatever is needed and stuff the IV box.

On Congress Candidates Money Count

Posted on May 25 at 12:57 p.m.

Sadly the Indy endorsements are the way voters in this town vote.
Imagine Capps for another 2 years? We should save expenses, leave her at home and just give her vote to Pelosi.
The spend, tax and union front still running the city and county.
I am still waiting for SB to wake up!

On Endorsements: Measure M and 2nd District Supervisor and Sheriff

Posted on May 17 at 9:55 a.m.

I have to side with foo on this. If you make a list of everywhere our tax dollars should go -- adult ed has to be near the bottom.
Maybe Ken should take on pension reform to free up tons of money for lots of projects -- safety, mental health, infrastructure, healthy food, k-12 education., college education, preschool education. With pension reform we could do so much more!

On One Year into Lifelong Learning

Posted on May 16 at 2:16 p.m.

Das, yes let's invest more in education. Let's do it by reducing what we spend on pensions. Start by Working to get all the original Brown pension reform points passed as a starter. Then go deeper.

Free up 20% of the budget (without the extra short term taxes) and then let's invest in higher education.

On Reinvest in Higher Education

Posted on May 16 at 2:11 p.m.

I think CCL has gone in the right direction, charging for classes.
When I think where my tax dollars should go, providing personal enrichment classes is not high on the list.
My focus would be to get people educated with skills that are employable so the can support themselves and their families, and pay for their own enrichment classes!

On One Year into Lifelong Learning

Posted on May 12 at 7:32 p.m.

Aren't we still paying for a SBCC bond? When is that one over?

On SBCC Bond Measure Has Wide Support

Posted on May 2 at 3:56 p.m.

Here is the information on $251M of backlog for country infrastructure maintenance;
http://www.countyofsb.org/uploadedFil...

On Vote No on Measure M

Posted on May 1 at 4:18 p.m.

Some of these posters must never drive. Try driving under the freeway on Castillo.
Our roads are worse than Detroits.

On Vote No on Measure M

Posted on May 1 at 8:31 a.m.

I urge everyone to vote YES on M.

The percentage of budget going to maintain infrastructure has decreased dramatically over the last 30 years while the percentage spent on salaries and pensions have increased widely.

We need to force to BOS to spend the money on infrastructure instead of the union wishes. Forcing them to spend on infrastructure will force them to deal with pensions and salaries.

We have firefighters in our immediate family and I can say for certain they know they are over paid and have amazing pensions. There is 100's of applicants for each opening, it is like winning the lottery to get a firefighter job.

On Vote No on Measure M

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