The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport is getting an infrastructure overhaul thanks to a Federal Aviation Administration grant of just over $3 million. Retiring Congresswoman Lois Capps announced the FAA funding, most of which will go toward the airport’s $3.37 million airfield lighting and safety project. “The project will improve airfield pavement, markings, lighting, and security Read More →
The challenge for the next Democratic nominee will be to keep a broad coalition of Hispanic and small-business voters energized while appealing to environmentalists.
The Congresswoman will leave behind a legacy as a staunch environmentalist and party loyalist who also developed a reputation for supporting small business and building relationships with her political foes.
More movement on local governance issues, more answers and a better approach managing mental health and gun ownership would be welcome developments.
With Tuesday’s elections headed to the rear view mirror, it’s clear that politics on the Central Coast have tilted toward the center and toward a more business-friendly agenda.
In the wake of the May 23 mass murder in Isla Vista, a coalition of public officials has formed to support a set of state and federal gun-control proposals designed to fill “gaps” in the way firearms laws and the mental health system mesh.
With the June 3 primary results in, a few of the races we’ve been watching have been decided, a ballot measure has been rejected and November certainly looks more interesting than it did a week ago. Last week’s results in Santa Barbara County represented a victory for incumbent 2nd District Supervisor Janet Wolf and Sheriff Read More →