Santa Barbara Politics, Media & Culture

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Parking Lot Fees

I suppose it was inevitable -- Marshall Rose and the Rev. Horton Heat are correct, this should have been done five years ago. $1 to $1.50 with the first 75 mins. free -- still inexpensive by SoCal coastal city standards. It's not surprising that the meeting was held post-election, hunh?


Blogger David Pritchett said...

But the other part of the proposal not reported is that hybrid and electric vehicles will be charged the original $1 per hour, as will vehicles with 3 or more occupants.

11/16/2005 8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As said in a prior posting, they should indeed be careful what they wish for. Cutting the free time 15 minutes, from 90 to 75 minutes, seriously cut back on usage of the garages, which now several years later has come back mostly.

Raising the rates by 50% to $1.50/hour will make an expensive movie or shopping plus latte even more expensive. Certainly will increase the 75 minute shuffle!

As for reduced rates for hybrids, does anyone seriously think that will encourage hybrid usage? And, if not, where's the justification, where's the fairness....

No question but that it will cut down on time spent on State Street and the Paseo Nuevo shops, already largely turned over to tourists on weekends.

Why not have a locals' rate; why not have had a cheaper Granada garage; why not, I tell myself, do as friends are doing, just move from here?

11/16/2005 9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No editorial today on the Iyatollah and the otters. surprise, surprise!

But there's a clear and quite indepth news story on last night's CC meeting and Brian Barnwell's rudeness to Das Williams and ALSO, more importantly, to those of us who support the US F&W ending of the otter translocation program.

Had either Falcone or Barnwell gone to the recent very informative hearing at the SB Natural History Museum they perhaps might have been more educated. Falcone certainly would have -- whatever her battles with the mayor and Williams, she does seem to try to research issues.

Pity she was not at the in depth presentation of a couple of weeks ago where both fishermen and scientists and the populace spoke. Barnwell, apparently sure of himself, needing to know no more, probably wouldn't have learned. She, however, would have understood better the overall situation and how the translocation has been a failure.

11/16/2005 9:41 AM  
Blogger David Pritchett said...

Sara DLG:
Please make a separate entry on the sea otter reso by city council. Most of the issue is not about otters and urchins, but the interpersonal jousting among council members.

11/16/2005 9:48 AM  

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