Wilshire Blvd, Jr. is a Much Better Sound Bite
"My opinion of Berkus is, he is like a wolf," said Joe Guzzardi, a Samarkand resident, candidate for supervisor, and vice president of the Allied Neighborhood Association, which opposes the project. "You know how they mark their territory. He is just going around Santa Barbara and urinating on different pieces of property with his monstrosity architecture that doesn't fit and is too big."
Not a great quote for someone running for supervisor...especially in conjunction with the wolf pun. Naomi Kavacs from CPA had a better one -- Joe should take notes and maybe she should run instead:
"Why not try to ascertain what the public thinks of the uptown business district's potential for becoming a well-designed northern gateway to Santa Barbara, marked by reasonably sized buildings, unobstructed mountain views, pedestrian-friendly open spaces, and manageable traffic patterns?" asked Naomi Kovacs, executive director of the Citizens Planning Association. "The alternative is for outer State Street to become a plugged-up arterial -- Wilshire Boulevard Jr., as it were, without comparable cultural attractions."