Helene Schneider

City of Santa Barbara

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Mayor of Santa Barbara and candidate for California's 24th Congressional District

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Next week, voters in the city of Santa Barbara will decide whether or not to raise the city's sales tax from 7.75 percent to 8.75 percent.

Santa Barbara's sales tax debate

Next week, voters in the city of Santa Barbara will decide whether or not to raise the city's sales tax from 7.75 percent to 8.75 percent.

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Prop 64 would legalize recreational marijuana statewide, and cities could make their own rules around the growth, sale and use of weed.

Banning weed before next week’s election

Prop 64 would legalize recreational marijuana statewide, and cities could make their own rules around the growth, sale and use of weed.

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The biggest desalination plant in the Northern Hemisphere will go on line in November — providing one tenth of the water supply for San Diego.

Will Desalination Defeat the Drought?

The biggest desalination plant in the Northern Hemisphere will go on line in November — providing one tenth of the water supply for San Diego.

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