Articles From : Jerry Roberts

  • Challenger Barrett Reed States His Case Against Sneddon

    Jerry Roberts interviews Santa Barbara City Council District 4 challenger Barrett Reed on incumbent Kristen Sneddon and him not voting in local elections.

  • Newsmakers: A Conversation About Critical Race Theory

    Jerry Roberts sat down with Dr. Jean Beaman, a professor of Sociology at UCSB, to discuss the growing politicization of Critical Race Theory.

  • It's an Off-Year, So Santa Barbara Voters Only Have to Grapple with Two Elections in 2021

    Jerry Roberts dives into this year's election and chats with Santa Barbara's Clerk-Recorder, Joe Holland.

  • A Deep Dive into SB Election: Power Rankings, Analysis, Forecasts, Political Gossip

    Jerry Roberts of Newsmakers discusses the upcoming Santa Barbara city election for mayor and three council seats.

  • McElroy: Hit Piece Sources Left Snail Tracks

    Jerry Roberts interviews retired Fire Chief Pat McElroy on the LA Magazine "hit piece," and upgrades to 9-1-1.

  • Remembering Hal Conklin, 1945-2021

    Former Santa Barbara Mayor and longtime City Council member passed away at age 75.

  • All You Need to Know About the Recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom: One-on-One with Politico

    Jerry interviews the California correspondent for Politico on the Republican-backed effort to recall Governor Gavin Newsom.

  • Press Clips: Excessive Force Claims Against Sheriff's Office Have Cost SB County Millions

    Jerry interviews investigative reporter Tyler Hayden on his recent stories regarding excessive force by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.

  • SB's Top Cop Talks Community Policing, Alternatives to Jail, and Eastside Double Murder Case

    After a year of conflict and debate over "reimagining" law enforcement policies and practices, Santa Barbara interim Police Chief Barney Melekian is setting forth a framework to begin doing just that.

  • Inside SBUSD's Struggle to Outsmart Learning Loss and Looking to Fall Semester

    Jerry Roberts interviews Santa Barbara Unified School District Superintendent Hilda Maldonado on the pandemic, distancing learning, and more.

  • Oscar: Demand for Housing in City Means the Transformation of SB Skyline is Inevitable

    Six-story buildings inevitably will come to dominate Santa Barbara's iconic skyline, according to City Council member Oscar Gutierrez.

  • Rob Dayton: SB's Futuristic Activator Talks Bike Conflicts, State Street's Future & Ugly Neon Paint

    Jerry Roberts interviews Rob Dayton, the City of Santa Barbara's Transportation Planning and Parking Manager, on bicycles, State Street, and neon green paint.

  • How SB's Latest Rental Development Scheme Could Remake Downtown into a Canyon of Tall Buildings

    Sheila Lodge wrote the book, literally, about the history of planning policy in Santa Barbara, and she doesn't mince words about the latest bright idea before City Council to address our alleged "housing crisis."

  • Randy Rowse: City Hall Afflicted by Ideology & Partisanship, SB Needs a Different Direction

    When Randy Rowse first joined the Santa Barbara City Council a decade ago, conservative Republicans were on the rise -- in sharp contrast to the all-Democrat membership of the council today.

  • Mike Jordan Backs Bid to Oust Kristen Sneddon from Council

    Santa Barbara City Council member Mike Jordan disclosed on Wednesday that he is supporting commercial developer Barrett Reed's challenge to colleague and District 4 incumbent Kristen Sneddon in her bid for re-election.

  • Ed St. George: Give City Council More Power, Boost Salaries, Limit Outside Work

    Ed St. George, Santa Barbara's most outspoken and high-profile developer, believes that City Council members should serve full-time with higher salaries, while claiming some of the power now held by the City Administrator.

  • Deciphering the Bombshell L.A. Magazine Piece That Just Hit SB City Hall

    Jerry Roberts dissects the bombshell Los Angeles Magazine article that takes aim at Santa Barbara's City Hall.

  • Alejandra: How Ceasefire in Park Murals Fight Transpired, Very Disrespected by Cathy Remark

    Jerry Roberts interviews Santa Barbara Councilmember Alejandra Gutierrez on the Ortega Park murals and whether she'll endorse Mayor Cathy Murillo.

  • Randy Rowse's Entry into Campaign for Santa Barbara Mayor Changes Shape of the Race

    Randy Rowse's decision to run for Mayor of Santa Barbara instantly reshapes the race, installing a widely-known candidate whose non-partisan, pragmatic political approach holds appeal.

  • SB Mayor Eyes Tax Hike for Homeless, Says Union Donations Not Pay to Play, Calls City Well Run

    As she seeks a five-year second term, Mayor Cathy Murillo said in an interview that her decade of City Council experience merits her re-election, declaring that "everyday people are happy" in Santa Barbara and describing the city as "well run."

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