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Monday, December 19, 2005

Measure X on the Living Wage

Her man at De la Guerra called for an ordinance to go before the voters today but couldn't hold off a quick jab at SEIU backed candidates in the last election. I hope he says the same about Police Association backed candidates when their next contract is up! Somehow, his history of myopism to POA-funded candidates like Council Member Falcone, will likely rule the day should it come.

I agree with him that the council wage hike was a different situation -- but is it really necessary to say that we'll lose Parks and Rec programs or close libraries? Is there no spectre to large? Also, I wonder if in the modern age thatputting someting on the ballot has replaced true leadership and taking a stand -- why are we afraid of split votes on council? So it's a 3-2 vote -- the voters will retain or replace the candidate if they don't agree....


Anonymous Anonymous said...


The Iya war is over. You lost. Quit whining.

12/19/2005 11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, lets look at the POA backed candidates. Blum(twice) Secord, Falcone, Schneider, Barnwell, Horton and Das was probably given money after he won. So, yes, lets look at their negotiations. The problem with SEIU was they were about as subtle as a flying hammer. The timing with the living wage, ongoing negotiations, etc. and the rhetoric reeked of a raw power play. If you are going to be the badass union tough guy taking somebody out, in this Falcone, you better win. They didn't. For all the talk about Mc Grew and his people trying to take the Mayor out, they didn't bother because it wasn't necessary. Whether they could or not is really beside the point. SEIU and PEUBLO and Das and the Mayor went after Iya and the combined money behind that effort was substantial. The the fact is that they failed, hurt their issues in the process and succeeded in making themselves a target.

Syd Camore Canyon

12/19/2005 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Valerio said...

a split 3-2 vote by the 7-member Santa Barbara City Council?!?

Do you mean that Falcone and Williams are indeed ashamed about their conflicts of interest that they abstain?

12/19/2005 1:52 PM  
Blogger Sara De la Guerra said...

With so much talk about the BOS I mistyped that :)

And -- I doubt they would abstain...

12/19/2005 2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got to agree with my man in the First District here. Take some Zanex babe. You are running way to hot. By the way, your bullshit story doesn't hold water.

12/20/2005 12:16 AM  
Blogger Sara De la Guerra said...

Time out! Go sit in the corner!

Sorry guys -- had to take some of those comments out. The comments about what "attacking" means could have easily been made without profane language and been acceptable. I also don't want to make a practice of naming posters that choose to be anonymous -- no matter how sure you may think you know who they they think they are. :)

Anonymous -- feel free to re-post without the bad language.

12/20/2005 1:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but Sara, that is the point; those comments obviously coudn't have been made otherwise by that particular poster; the obscenities laced throughout his tone as well as language were integral to that posters modus d operandi......
I saved the post, knowing you'd take it down asap but it is so telling, and obvious in its source, that one day when people reflect on that horrible episode of ugliness in SB demo politics in 2005, that passage will speak volumes for how it happened.

12/20/2005 7:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

repost it sans cussing!

12/20/2005 4:57 PM  

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