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libertyminded commented on Owens zoning case gets heated

Prediction: City will win some, but not all, issues in the complaint and there will be much property rights hysteria. The politicals will then get involved on Owens side and then, magically, nothing will happen as long as Owens remains alive. City will be unable to enforce.



It looks to me that the City got out-snookered here. Having zoned all highway corridor property in the City as commercial, knowing they had the zoning tools to prevent anything going in on these narrow lots of a commercial nature, this “creative” developer was able to get a building permi…

Most of the anti-Proposition 421 Jail Sales Tax comments and editorials have been suppressed and are not printed or deleted.



Historically speaking, highly paid County Supervisors became un-necessary when County Managers became the norm. Before that, Supervisors actually had a function. now they are just political hacks with a paycheck. Totally an artifact of the past. Get rid of them rather than adopt a phony J…

libertyminded commented on County payroll too high

[thumbup] I quite agree longtimeresident! Historically speaking, highly paid County Supervisors became un-necessary when County Managers became the norm. Before that, Supervisors actually had a function. zoos they are just political hacks with a paycheck. Totally an artifact of the past. …

Vote against Sylvia Allen.



The County collecting internet sales taxes sounds a whole lot more reasonable than running the County on a Jail District tax. I am going to vote No on 421 and take my chances on e-commcerce riding to the rescue.



libertyminded commented on Sales tax is fair

Reading this, did I smell the foul odor of public employees threatening a work slow down if “their” salary and benefit money is not forthcoming?



libertyminded commented on County cannot do more with less





OK, County Attorney, do less. Do less prosecution of victimless drug offenses. Do less to keep low level, nonviolent County residents in jail pending trial. Let the poor out of jail pending a fair trial (and not just a plea to get out of jail). This is what the national mov…

P.S. Two Problems:







(1) After the approval of this special tax district the Board of Supervisors may also with only a Resolution and no election, approve and raise additional use taxes on “each retail electric or natural gas customer… in the district.” Se…