Tag Archive | Linn

Kerplunk: City approves funds to help EEG write business plan for space center

Kerplunk! That’s the sound of the first drop of city funds into the Environmental Education Group’s (EEG) proposal to pick up where others have failed and build a space complex that will bring millions if not billions of dollars into city coffers. The first money drip occurred Tuesday, July 3, when the City Council voted […]

Panel interjects common sense into bizarre planning process

With a unanimous vote, our city’s Planning Commission just interjected some common sense into the City Council’s months-long, bizarre, upside-down approach to updating its General Plan. For many months, operating on an accelerated schedule to fast track results, the City Council has chosen to take on the much-delayed update to the General Plan by ignoring […]

DenMat: A leap in the right direction

DenMat’s relocation from Santa Maria to Lompoc is one of the best pieces of news Lompoc has received in quite awhile. The dental products firm employs about 350 people and outgrew its facilities in Santa Maria. It has plans to expand after it completes its relocation to a West Central Avenue location. Current plans call […]

Linn’s conflict of interest goes unquestioned

Something happened in City Council chambers Tuesday evening, May 15, that many, if not most, people failed to comprehend fully. As Mayor John Linn introduced item #9, the first meaty item on the night’s agenda, he let it be known that he would need to recuse himself during discussions regarding proposed changes to the city’s […]