Tippecanoe and Tyler Too.
Tyler, who only recently came back from an extended vacation to run for council, has not recevied any other major endorsements that I know of.
What's the connection here? Will we soon see News-Press lawnsigns for Tyler?
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A check of Mrs. Blum's financial disclosure filings at City Hall, for example, reveals a series of donations from attorneys, architects and consultants that do business before the city. In fact, developers and others employed in the land-use and planning industry in Santa Barbara are big supporters of many candidates.
Under Mrs. Blum's highly principled Edison standard, shouldn't some of these checks possibly be returned as well?
Sometimes you've got to wonder if the candidates for Santa Barbara City Council are getting fed their lines from the same sources. Reading certain campaign brochures, you'd have to think there are a handful of political consultants making a killing by getting paid multiple times for the same work.
Here's a line pulled from Mayor Marty Blum's campaign literature: "I'd like our city to once again be thought of as a leader in recycling, clean water, green building and environmental consciousness."
Compare that to this line from council wannabe Dianne Channing's brochure: "Our city should strive to once again be the standard-bearer of environmentalism in America."
OK, maybe the similarity is just a coincidence. And I'm glad they agree with what the News-Press has been saying for two years about City Hall lagging in being an environmental leader.
Next Marty took on the ever angry Travis Armstrong, the News-Press editorial writer who seems inclined to blame the City Council—and Blum in particular—for everything from flat feet to painful rectal itch.