ok so what it all boils down to is politics...Measure M is supported by certain factions of the crazy conservative persuasion..and Measure M is opposed by certain liberal fanatics and some conservative kooks...
|to teabaggers, all gov't workers look alike|
Peter Adam write the measure? what does he know about anything being the recipient of a family farm that benefitted from gov't subsidies...has he ever bought a home and paid a mortgage? I don't think so..
so this is why I don't trust him...he's a teabagger with a confederate moustache but we know the Union won the Civil War.... to teabaggers, gov't is like the Devil, the black man...the Big Green Nigger...but as we know the gov't is not the Devil, it's part of the Constitution....
Measure M is anti -union politics... you don't need to ask the voters if it's ok to maintain the roads!!
but let's take a look....from their website:
THE COUNTY FACILITIES MAINTENANCE ORDINANCE
STATEMENT OF FACTS
The roads, parks and buildings owned by the County are not being maintained to nationally accepted standards. A core function of County government is to prevent deterioration of the facilities that the County owns and recent Boards have failed to do so. The health, safety and welfare of the County’s citizens require that County facilities not deteriorate any further.
ok this statement makes no sense as it is only opinion and measures aren't opinions, are they?
THEREFORE, THE PEOPLE OF THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
The heads of County Departments responsible for Public Works, Parks, and General Services shall inform the County Executive Officer annually of the condition of roads, parks and buildings and the actions that they recommend to keep all County roads, parks and buildings used by the public in the condition that existed at the time of passage of this Ordinance. The County Executive Officer shall present those recommendations to the Board of Supervisors (Board) along with any additional recommendations that the County Executive Officer may wish to make.
The Board shall maintain all County roads, parks and buildings used by the public in the same or better condition than existed at the time of passage of this Ordinance. The Board shall implement the legislative intent of this Ordinance using whatever powers the Board decides to invoke except that the Board may not implement this Ordinance by issuing debt unless the debt is approved by the voters.
The Board will document its compliance with this Ordinance by adopting a resolution stating the actions taken to comply and the statistical measurements of the level of maintenance that were used.
If the condition of County roads, parks and buildings described herein improves above the level that existed at the time of the passage of this Ordinance, the higher level of maintenance shall be maintained or further improved.
If any part of this Ordinance is held legally invalid, the remaining parts shall remain in force.
legally invalid? you mean illegal? why wasn't it passed by a lawyer first, Pete??
the people ordain? that my friends is church talk and has no place in gov't....
Santa Barbara County Council Summary:
INITIATIVE MEASURE TO BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE VOTERS
Santa Barbara County Counsel has prepared the following title and summary of the chief purpose and points of the proposed measure:
COUNTY FACILITIES MAINTENANCE ORDINANCE
The proposed measure would amend the Santa Barbara County Code to regulate the maintenance of County roads, parks, and buildings ( "County Facilities") by adding an ordinance (a) requiring the Board of Supervisors ("Board") to maintain County Facilities used by the public in a condition that is at least as good as when the ordinance is passed, (b) requiring County officials to provide pertinent information and recommendations annually to the Board, and (c) prohibiting the Board from incurring debt to implement the ordinance, unless the debt is approved by the voters.
The ordinance requires the Board to maintain all County Facilities used by the public in a condition that is the same as or better than the condition the Facilities are in when the ordinance is passed. If the condition of the Facilities improves after the ordinance is passed, the ordinance requires the improved condition to be maintained or further improved.
The ordinance requires the directors of the County Public Works, Parks, and General Services Departments to inform the County Executive Officer (hereafter "CEO") annually of the condition of County Facilities, and to recommend actions to maintain all County Facilities used by the public in the same condition as when the ordinance is passed. It also requires the CEO to present those recommendations to the Board, along with any additional recommendations the CEO may wish to make.
The ordinance requires the Board to implement the legislative intent of the ordinance through any powers the Board may, in its discretion, decide to invoke, except the ordinance prohibits the Board from incurring debt to implement it, unless the debt is approved by the voters.
The ordinance requires the Board to document its compliance by adopting a resolution stating the actions taken to comply, and the statistical measurements of the level of maintenance that were used.
so as I read it it is short on details and long on rookie rightwing politics....Adams is saying the county facilities are presently in pretty good shape, but his ordinance will make sure, somehow, that the facilities don't fall below the "pretty good shape" threshold!! he doesn't say how or when or what the price will be to keep things in "pretty good shape"
the ordinance is vague and poorly written, so it needs to be shot down...
next, the county needs to take Peter Adam's hand and show him how the gov't works..the departments, the budgets, the maintenance logs and programs, etc...
because as of now, Peter Adams is shooting from the hip like a demented poo- poo panted cowboy...
what to watch for is if Peter Adams starts opening public meetings with a prayer...or maybe Sister Janet will do it...or Pastor Caldwell...
geez...seems everyone's got an angle