Against the wall

By The Canary

It sounds like the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is taking the four cities it contracts with for a ride!  Must be nice to be able to increase the rates that cities pay for through their respective contracts but not really give them the data they’re asking for.  This issue first came up as part of a short-term contract negotiation for the 2022-23 fiscal year. Buellton, Carpinteria, Goleta, and Solvang were all a little miffed that the cost for services increased and pledged to get their questions answered and concerns addressed as part of the negotiations for the long-term contract starting in 2023.  But that’s not what happened...