May 5, 2014 8:37 PM by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News
Measure M before Santa Barbara County voters in June primary
Voters in Santa Barbara County will be deciding on Measure M in this June's primary election. Measure M is also known as the County Facilities Maintenance Ordinance. It would require the county to maintain all public roads, parks and buildings at the same or better condition than they are in when the ordinance passes. Opponents are concerned it would divert money from other programs. "We can't come in with just a sledgehammer and try to fix this all in one swoop, in one year," said Steve Lavagnino, Santa Barbara County 5th District Supervisor. "It's trying to eat an elephant all in one bite. It's just not gonna work." Those who support the measure say putting off maintenance will cause more problems down the road. "I think if people reject the idea that the people need to give some guidance to colleagues on the Board, we're gonna make things better today by making them worse in the future, I will be absolutely shocked and disappointed," said Peter Adam, Santa Barbara County 4th District Supervisor. The primary election is scheduled for June 3.
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