In your March 17 edition, Dale Francisco put forth a forceful position on the economic reasons for not needing a very costly program that the city of Santa Barbara does not need. Nor can it afford the costs associated with the program, a public labor agreement (PLA) for all Public Works projects over $5 million.
On March 19, the City Council voted in favor of moving the matter forward, authorizing $100,000 to do so. My personal opinion is that the $100,000 authorized by the City Council is just another example of how easy it is for politicians to spend other people’s money, and I look forward with anticipation to their justification for the tip-of-the-iceberg cost approved.
A democracy requires that an electorate be highly informed of the decisions those they elect make after taking office. I truly believe the citizens of this community will be in a much better position to evaluate those they have elected by the time this PLA matter is resolved.
Janice Evans, Santa Barbara