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  • New Santa Maria fire chief prepares to lead the way

    December 20, 2011 9:38 PM

    Dan Orr will officially take the reins as Santa Maria's new fire chief at Tuesday night's city council meeting, but he faces a challenging transition. Orr has been with Santa Maria fire department for 10 years. He was most recently the Battalion Chief and previously worked as the Fire... more »
  • Superior Court Judges back Measure S

    October 12, 2010 8:38 PM

    Some Superior Court Judges in Santa Barbara County announced today they're supporting Measure "S". The intiative would impose a half-cent sales tax that would raise money to build another county jail and provide more funding to law enforcement and rehabilitation programs. One judge called it "the most important vote... more »
  • Judges take a stand on Measure S

    October 12, 2010 5:15 PM

    Sitting judges from throughout Santa Barbara County have endorsed Measure S. Judges traditionally only endorse judicial races and remain neutral on elected officials and measures. Because Measure S directly impacts the criminal justice system, judges are taking an active role in the campaign. Both sides turned out this... more »
  • Judges publicly support Measure S

    October 12, 2010 1:23 PM

    Sitting judges from throughout Santa Barbara County have endorsed Measure S. Judges traditionally only endorse judicial races and remain neutral on elected officials and measures. Because Measure S directly impacts the criminal justice system, judges are taking an active role in the campaign. Measure S is a 1/2... more »
  • City fire pushing for Measure S

    September 17, 2010 8:38 PM

    Most of the talk surrounding Measure S has focused on the need for a new county jail in Santa Maria to reduce overcrowding, but that's only half the measure. Money generated from the 1/2 cent sales tax would also go toward public safety. Santa Maria would receive about $1.8... more »
  • City fire in urgent need of Measure S money

    September 17, 2010 3:24 PM

    Santa Maria Fire Chief Jeff Jones is hoping voters pass Measure S on the November ballot, which he says would help staff the new fire station. The 1/2 cent sales tax would bring $1.8 million annually to the city of Santa Maria for police and fire services. We'll... more »
  • County leaders closer to approving new sales tax

    July 6, 2010 10:12 PM

    A new half percent sales tax in Santa Barbara County could be on your ballot in November. The Board of Supervisors approved the first reading of the tax this morning with a four to zero vote. It would generate $30 million annually for the county. That money would go... more »
  • Proposed sales tax would fund new jail in Santa Maria

    June 23, 2010 12:27 AM

    Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown wants to ask voters to approve a new sales tax in November. The proposal for a one-half percent sales tax went before the Board of Supervisors today. The money generated from the tax would go toward building a new 304-bed jail in Santa Maria... more »

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