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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Gov't Likes to Grow

The North County Trio of Centeno, Gray and Firestone want to to look at moving the county seat to north county -- yikes. Then again, maybe I could find a parking spot near the library now -- where did Firestone get $300 million as a valuation for the Admin Building? Was one recently done? That sounds like a lot.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think he was making an off-the-cuff comment about $300 million.

I found it interesting that 54% of the county's workers commute from the North to South. We all complain about traffic, parking, congestion housing crunch, and so on.

Could there be an answer or compromise lurking somewhere in moving some of the services, but NOT the county seat, to the North?


2/14/2006 7:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting that day after day we see and hear - move the jobs to ventura or santa maria and just watch what happens if this proposal ever sees the light of day - this could mean millions and millions of dollars lost of downtown santa barbara businesses.

Okay Bill Carson. This was one of your ideas a week ago or so - now that it is Firestone's idea - what do you think?

2/14/2006 9:16 AM  
Blogger Bill Carson said...

The Guzz has been talking about relocating some of the County workforce since his campaign began months ago (Don't you people listen to the candidates?). I only forwarded the idea onto BlogaBarbara. Moving workers closer to the county's various bedroom comminities is the most environmentally superior way to reduce gridlock on Hwy 101.

Of course, now the Chamber is going to lobby for gridlock in order to protect the revenue that comes from the lunch-time crowd...(insert major head-shaking here).

2/14/2006 9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what's the best answer? How does Santa Barbara deal with pros & cons? What IS a good solution.

2/14/2006 4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They can have their county seat wherever they want it after the June 4 election when Mission County is created. Good riddance to their ignorant, right wing way of thinking and acting.

2/14/2006 6:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Firestone didn't say it was valued at $300 million, he said he'd take that amount. He'd probably take $300 billion as well.

Actually, in many parts of the country -- probably the majority of the country if the last federal election is any guide -- "ignorant, right wing way" as noted at 6:34 PM is centrist.

Cheaper land up north, cheaper housing, less commuting and gas consumption, more of the county's population ..... hmmmmmmmmm........

2/14/2006 8:35 PM  
Anonymous Valerio said...

The irony, of course, is that the more people who choose to reside in "North County" as economic refugees, the more moderate and mainstream that body politic will become, and the harder the Terrible Trio of Supervisors will have to work to get re-elected.

Right now, though, the transition to Mission County Moderation is painful!

2/14/2006 8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill - maybe Firestone and the Guzz are of the same mind?

2/14/2006 9:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing - so slimy that it just slides right off him -

"Williams says he'll run clean 2nd District race"

Really Das - so who is doing your dirty work this time?

You finally figured it out that the Guzz is the scarest man in the room and will take you and Mr. I am for legalized drugs donor.

So a press confernce to talk about how everyone else is bad because they have an opnion - good deal if you can get it.

Sara got to hope this will be a post - sorry on the late shift tonight and got to see the online paper early.

2/15/2006 1:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unbelievable. Unbelievable. Das is absolutely incredible. Chutzpah up the .......

2/15/2006 8:09 AM  
Blogger Sara De la Guerra said...

Watch it anon 8:09...let's take it over to today's post....

2/15/2006 8:22 AM  

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