Archive » August 11, 2011

As the windmill turns

Vol. 9 Issue 32

The Solvang City Council on Monday night made two decisions that could have long reaching effects on the city.

Board of Supes passes redistricting map

Santa Barbara County’s redistricting process was off to a promising start when it began in May: The county allowed the public to participate in the complex map-drawing procedure, which yielded 16 maps and seven public meetings to ensure transparency and fairness. ...

Traffic solution gains traction in Solvang

Get it done now. That was the message Monday both from the public and the bench when it came to improvements at the intersection of Alamo Pintado Road and Old Mission Drive during a special workshop. ...

Letters

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Tribal land expansion vs. the Santa Ynez Valley Community Plan

Significant public concern has been generated by the recent publication of a proposed draft “Cooperative Agreement to Santa Barbara County.” Santa Ynez Band of Mission Indians (Chumash) has requested that Santa Barbara County support their efforts to put their recently acquired 1,400 acres at Highways 154/246 (“Camp 4”) into federal...

Author lives with ‘sense of urgency’

What defines success? Is it a million dollar net-worth, Olympic gold or winning national political office? The answer will differ depending on who is being asked but it would be hard to argue that Don Jose de la Guerra didn’t reach it in his lifetime....