Sunday, March 7, 2010

Really?! The Goodland needs an ice rink?

The Daily Sound reports that "Ice rink has dirt, now needs money"...

Although the Greater Santa Barbara Ice Skating Association hasn’t been aggressively fundraising, $2.2 million has already been pledged to build the rink. Officials estimate the total cost at about $8 million, although the economic downturn could produce more favorable bids.

Kathy Mintzer, the association’s president, said once $4 million has been raised, permits will be pulled. At $6 million, she said dirt will start moving at the site, which is valued at $1.3 million.

Really? Spend $8 million on an ice rink... in Goleta?! Why not make it a multi-use recreational center for the youth of this community? After all, Girsh Park is right next door, and they have nice fields for outdoor activities. After the ice rink gets built, how much money is it going to take annually to run this place? And for what? Just one use.

Your Thoughts: What's your thoughts on spending $8 million on an ice rink in Goleta? Good use of funds? Is it going to be under utilized once built? What's a better project to spend $8 million on in Goleta?

P.S. - If the Greater Santa Barbara Ice Skating Association is going to build an ice rink in Goleta, shouldn't they change their name to the Goleta Ice Skating Association?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Goleta Planners Examine Kenwood Village - Neighbors Raise Concerns About Traffic, Other Impacts

Goleta Planners Examine Kenwood Village - Santa Barbara Independent

With a general plan amendment initiation currently wending its way through the works of Goleta’s planning staff, Peikert Group Architects presented conceptual information for Kenwood Village — a 60-unit residential development proposed for the ten-acre agricultural parcel on Calle Real Road near El Encanto Heights, adjacent to the future site of recently approved Citrus Village — before the Goleta Planning Commission on Monday.

Goleta Kicks Off Old Spanish Days

Goleta Kicks Off Old Spanish Days - Santa Ynez Valley Journal

Locals from the valley through Montecito think of Fiesta as an August event, but Fiesta Ranchera at Goleta’s Stow House will bring together people from all over the South Coast June 25 in an early kick off to Old Spanish Days.

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