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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Early Voting Shows Barnwell in Trouble

With 26% of the vote counted it looks like Das Williams and Helene Schneider are well on their way to another term on council. At least with the mail ballots counted, Das has a commanding first place lead with almost 4,800 votes to Schneider's 4,200. She may see a candidate breathing down her neck by the end of the night but I think this ranking will hold.

As we all presumed, the third spot on council is a bit murky with Dale Francisco leading with 4,000 some votes, Giddens with 3,800 and Barnwell with 3,700.

Assuming current trends, one would have to assume that the third spot will be decided after all the votes are in.

The no vote on Measure A is soundly defeating yes thus far by about a thousand votes. This trend will likely hold.

There will be another post later tonight assuming I can find another anonymous hot spot or when I get home.

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8 Comments:

Anonymous Another Liberal for Francisco said...

No surprise--- Barnwell's arrogance and loopy behavior and treatment of others and his gall to feign disdain for the very projects he supported that are eroding the character of this city all combine to render him a FORMER citycouncilman. Let's hope this trend holds.

11/06/2007 9:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As predicted, Golden Triangle strongly supported opponents against the incumbents and No on A ratios often followed opponent vs. incumbent ratios.

Barnwell and his housing, housing, housing agenda bit the dust big time. This was obvious to all but him. House, Horton and Falcone, are you now listening?

You are here to serve the property owning residents, not the special interest groups, the developers, the commuters and the short-term renters.

Maybe now you will see through their phoney agenda that claims "the biggest problem in Santa Barbara is the lack of affordable housing". That speaks only to those who do not live here.

Start paying attention to those that do, and have afforded a house here and care enough to VOTE.

11/06/2007 10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10 05 you could not be more wrong,

This is no different from Goleta a year ago,

Barnwell and A failed because they were wrong and Dale was right. Affordable housing was not the reason - it was irrogance and if there were two more good candidates - we would of seen three new council members

11/06/2007 10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As soon as he brought up the idea of LOWERING the building height limit to 40 feet I was against him. Hopefully the other CC members will work towards RAISING the limit enough for us to build up so we can take a real stand to protect the environment.

11/06/2007 10:47 PM  
Blogger jqb said...

As soon as he brought up the idea of LOWERING the building height limit to 40 feet I was against him.

Dale Francisco favors the same policy.

11/06/2007 11:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jqb:

I didn't vote for him either! As a matter of fact, for the first time in my eligible-to-vote life, I didn't. Not that I was too lazy or didn't work hard to research all the candidates. I just honestly could have flipped a coin. None of the candidates "spoke to me" if you know what I mean.

I think they're all primarily focused on the wrong things and won't make a dent in the critical ones.

I guess we'll have more of the same for a while...

11/07/2007 7:36 AM  
Anonymous sa1 said...

"RAISING the limit enough for us to build up so we can take a real stand to protect the environment."


Little boxes...On a hillside

Little boxes full of ticky tack

Little boxes on a hillside

and they all look just the same...


Why do we need to raise the height limit? Apparently the latest stabbing occured in a house with 20 people living in it. High density is obviously not a problem in this town...Maybe they'll let you move in with them so you too can revel in the human press...

11/07/2007 7:49 AM  
Anonymous sa2 said...

sa1 is right on when he said:
"RAISING the limit enough for us to build up so we can take a real stand to protect the environment."


Little boxes...On a hillside

Little boxes full of ticky tack

Little boxes on a hillside

and they all look just the same...


Why do we need to raise the height limit? Apparently the latest stabbing occured in a house with 20 people living in it. High density is obviously not a problem in this town...Maybe they'll let you move in with them so you too can revel in the human press...!




Also, anon10:05 is right on when he said:

"As predicted, Golden Triangle strongly supported opponents against the incumbents and No on A ratios often followed opponent vs. incumbent ratios.

Barnwell and his housing, housing, housing agenda bit the dust big time. This was obvious to all but him. House, Horton and Falcone, are you now listening?

You are here to serve the property owning residents, not the special interest groups, the developers, the commuters and the short-term renters.

Maybe now you will see through their phoney agenda that claims "the biggest problem in Santa Barbara is the lack of affordable housing". That speaks only to those who do not live here.

Start paying attention to those that do, and have afforded a house here and care enough to VOTE."

11/07/2007 1:11 PM  

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