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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Goleta Valley Growth Plan

Kudos to the Board of Supervisors for voting to make updating the growth plan a priority. A lot of our readers will be cynical -- as Gary Earle expressed in today's article in the News-Press -- and that is probably justified at the $228,000 price tag. Let's hope the BOS puts their money where their mouth is.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Including today's lead article, looks like Earle and Armstrong won...

5/25/2006 10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gray Earle IS the reason why Noleta will get a growth plan.

5/25/2006 3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only groeth plan it's needs is about 2,000 new homes. Hey, idiots, where are people going to live?

5/26/2006 3:16 PM  
Anonymous Common Sense in the 2nd District said...

so the Gary Earles of the world--or of the Noleta portion of the 2nd district--are just fine with the increased traffic/congestion/poor air that will result from south coast workers driving to and from their homes in the 4th and 5th District?---where, by the way those formerly south coast voters will register to vote. Are these narrow-minded single issue CSP-ers incapable of seeing the bigger picture?????

The home Gary Earle is living in was built on property that was open space when I first moved here....so who in the world does he think he is talking about diverting 'growth' to other parts of the county.

Guzzardi and Williams have lost their "single issue" since the Housing Element that they wanted to "resist" was, of course, adopted---so now what; they will stand at the Noleta gates with clipboards guarding it from any new "growth"....

their arrogance and intolerance is astonishing and will be resoundingly rejected

5/27/2006 11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so the Gary Earles of the world--or of the Noleta portion of the 2nd district--are just fine with the increased traffic/congestion/poor air that will result from south coast workers driving to and from their homes in the 4th and 5th District?---where, by the way those formerly south coast voters will register to vote. Are these narrow-minded single issue CSP-ers incapable of seeing the bigger picture?????

I love this fallacy. Traffic/congestion/poor air is the result of too much development, not too little. Housing equals people which equals traffic. But you, in your infinite wisdom and broad reaching intelligence would like to solve the highly debatable problem by building even more housing. Yeah, that'll make the traffic go away. All those commuters will abandon their homes in the 4th and 5th district, and Ventura while we are at it, and move into newly built high-density condos in Noleta. And they'll all take the bus to work. Because, after all, there is no way they could get a job in the 4th or 5th district. You are the one who is narrow minded.

The home Gary Earle is living in was built on property that was open space when I first moved here....so who in the world does he think he is talking about diverting 'growth' to other parts of the county.

So what you are saying is that people that want to have an opinion on growth must be living in a home that was not built on open space. FYI: all homes are built upon open space. And I don't want to speak for Gary, but I'm pretty sure he is not interested in diverting growth, but rather stemming it all over.

Guzzardi and Williams have lost their "single issue" since the Housing Element that they wanted to "resist" was, of course, adopted

Yeah, OK, the land issues are over forever. Let's declare peace in the Middle East while we are at it. Hooray! Tatum, MTD, San Marcos Farms, and More Mesa will never be brought up again.

There are two problems with the "single issue" mudslinging cannon. Number one, growth will be the issue on the South Coast long after you and I are dead. And two, I'd rather have a candidate with one issue than zero.

I'm pretty sure that your arrogance and intolerance is astonishing and will be resoundly rejected.

5/29/2006 2:44 PM  

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