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Dale Francisco, Cathy Murrillo, Bendy White
Mayor Helene Schneider
Randy Rowse, Greg Hart, & Frank Hotchkiss

Social Security Act

Sec. 207. [42 U.S.C. 407] 

(a) The right of any person to any future payment under this title shall not be transferable or assignable, at law or in equity, and none of the moneys paid or payable or rights existing under this title shall be subject to execution, levy, attachment, garnishment, or other legal process, or to the operation of any bankruptcy or insolvency law.

(b) No other provision of law, enacted before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this section, may be construed to limit, supersede, or otherwise modify the provisions of this section except to the extent that it does so by express reference to this section.

(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit withholding taxes from any benefit under this title, if such withholding is done pursuant to a request made in accordance with section 3402(p)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986[95] by the person entitled to such benefit or such person’s representative payee.

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VEHICLE CODE

22511.5.  (a) (1) A disabled person or disabled veteran displaying special license plates issued under Section 5007 or a distinguishing placard issued under Section 22511.55 or 22511.59 is allowed to park for unlimited periods in any of the following zones:


(A) In any restricted zone described in paragraph (5) of subdivision (a) of Section 21458 or on streets upon which preferential parking privileges and height limits have been given pursuant to Section 22507.


(B) In any parking zone that is restricted as to the length of time parking is permitted as indicated by a sign erected pursuant to a local ordinance.


(2) A disabled person or disabled veteran is allowed to park in any metered parking space without being required to pay parking meter fees.


(3) This subdivision does not apply to a zone for which state law or ordinance absolutely prohibits stopping, parking, or standing of all vehicles, or which the law or ordinance reserves for special types of vehicles, or to the parking of a vehicle that is involved in the operation of a street vending business.


(b) A disabled person or disabled veteran is allowed to park a motor vehicle displaying a special disabled person license plate or placard issued by a foreign jurisdiction with the same parking privileges authorized in this code for any motor vehicle displaying a special license plate or a distinguishing placard issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

ADVISORY APPLICATION FOR THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA DOWNTOWN PARKING COMMITTEE


GENERAL QUESTIONS: (Please prepare a 2-3 minute verbal presentation which responds to the following questions.)


1. Are you willing and able to devote the time necessary to serve if appointed?

YES with handicap accommodation.


2. What do you know about the City Advisory Group(s) for which you are applying?  As with other municipal divisions and subcommittees, panel depends on the expertise of credentialed staff to navigate what can be feasibly adopted into the agenda. 


Last budget approved reached excess of $1 Million in 2013 [and 2014]; where surplus exceeded beyond a 10% margin, otherwise understood to be standard for municipal enterprise capital projects, in the face of depleting reserves. 


See Article 13 California Constitution.  


Panel appears primarily represented by  Downtown Organization officer membership base, disproportionate from the Visitor's Bureau, the consumer market, and the disabled.  Discrepancies include the funding of the Safe Parking Program; collecting fees from handicap persons; as well as lack of jurisdictional oversight of curb side parking, along with other lot parking, that is currently managed within the City of Santa Barbara under Transportation, Waterfront, and other Commissions.

3. What experience and/or skills do you possess that will make you successful in serving?  Inaugurated on a Civil Grand Jury in California, a graduate from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, I am also native to the local region of Santa Barbara as born and raised.  Familiar with Roberts Rules of Order from having served subcommittees for both Criminal Justice and Health & Human Services, I also have governmental experience in organizing minutes and agendas.  Analytical, diligent, dependable, I energize any group toward invigorating interest and dimensions to topics with proven results.


4. Why do you want to be appointed to this City Advisory Group?  By nature of nomenclature and strategic posturing of the Downtown Parking Committee, franchise structures an economic opportunity for the City to balance model to be more competitive on behalf of local businesses.  

A challenge remains how a public entity is not actively - or artificially - competing against the private sector.  This opportunity represents an exercise for occupational rehabilitation for me, as my disability is not terminal.  By participating in mainstream government activities that utilize my credentials and skill set, certain recovery and adjustment can be achieved by volunteering professional level of task work.


5. Are there certain interests and/or issue that you are desirous of promoting or changing?


​I. Compliance to Handicap Exemption Clauses under State and Federal mandates.


II. Adherence to the Social Security Act Waiver and instrument policy and procedure to meet language surrounding "other legal process."


III. Explore options available to set precedent for Native Privilege for extended accommodation here locally.


IV. Establish greater incentives for public participation with Government Activities such as providing parking waivers for commissioners.


V. Help consolidate curb side parking and other lot easements under the Downtown Parking Commission from the Transportation and Waterfront Commissions.


(This would help minimize a convoluted management structure where existing said commissions are not as fluent to respond to the various details of parking enforcement.)
































ADVISORY APPLICATION FOR THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

By assisting in oversight and quality assurance to the apportionment of Parking funds, I can assist to achieve fiscal goals while diminishing liabilities that currently challenge the City of Santa Barbara. 


5. Are there certain interests and/or issue that you are desirous of promoting or changing?


A. Explore options available to set a Native Privilege precedent in extending accommodation here locally for housing, education and health.


B. Reassign zoning from low income units (i.e. Faulding, Hotel California, Hotel Santa Barbara) to student housing enterprise projects, given proxemics to the traffic and railway station noise most conducive to an academic schedule.  Brooks Institute, Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara City College, Westmont, Santa Barbara College of Law, UCSB, are few niches that can be met.


C. Relocate Salvation Army to the Goleta's incorporated status at Glen Annie/ Stork Hollister blighted areas - directing government funds effectively to conformance and compliance.  Demographics under the perception of disparity can be replaced from by encouraging a "China Town" presence instead (HWY 101 Chapala quadrant) under commercial jurisdictional zoning.


D. Entertain how the Chumash might better manage Fess Parker Resort, tax free, as embassy in the area labeled as 'Global Destination Resort.'  Chumash Federal Protections can offer unique business alternatives that can trickle down to other area business franchises.


E. Recommend that the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission's half million dollar annual budget be directed to securing top floor space above City Attorney's Office at the De La Guerra Plaza - for purposes of local exposure and theme access to city wide events.  


F. Subsequently, State Senator Hannah Beth Jackson be encouraged further to occupy the rotunda at the County Court House, the Arts Commission would be vacating.  This way, judicial protections Ms. Jackson uniquely qualifies, can appropriately overlap in her normal operations of doing business, while operating in the Santa Barbara city area region.  As result, the Courthouse can benefit new revenue stream from the State, while also quality assuring safety and protections for the Senator without artificially burdening the system.


G. Re-Consider the Mental Health Association Charter as means to adjust for instead for employee occupational housing for municipal staff instead, in proximity to the Community Development Administration, across street on Garden integrating a "Bauhaus" climate for the City.  


H. Establish greater incentives for public participation with Government Activities such as providing parking waivers for commissioners.


I. Help consolidate curb side parking and other lot easements under the Downtown Parking Commission from the Transportation and Waterfront Commissions. (This would help minimize a convoluted management structure where existing said commissions are not as fluent to respond to the various details of parking enforcement.)


J. Compliance to Handicap Exemption Clauses under State and Federal mandates.


Signage in Santa Barbara City Parking Lots and Structures.


SPECIFIC QUESTIONS REGARDING THE ABOVE CITY ADVISORY GROUP: 

(You may be asked any of the following questions, or others.)


1. The Downtown Parking Program budget is an enterprise fund (it pays its own way). Do you think parking revenues should be used to support the Downtown Shuttle Bus? Nothing appears to certify municipal collections from the handicap or disabled.  Program could also potentially help with tour navigation on behalf of tourists. 

How much ownership the Parking Commission takes on the Shuttle service would be worth exploring.


2. If cost were not an issue, should the City provide parking to meet all demands?  Why?  The role of a municipality is to provide what is necessary and available to enhance the quality of life for its citizens, residents and visitors alike. Cost is at issue to balance any budget.  Provisions are always to be kept for the handicap and elderly.


3. Do you think that the Downtown Parking Program can play a roles in stimulating the downtown business economy?  How?  Insofar as the jurisdictional limits policy can enforce, yes: anywhere from the quality of customer service, rate of fees and parking duration guidelines, and security to ensure safety in variety of precincts - all serve role to the downtown experience.  Innovative campaigns and marketing strategies can also be launched to promote special or current features unique to Santa Barbara that could gain consumer retention for downtown market.

​MTD SHUTTLE FEE SCHEDULE

 

​​PUBLIC ALERT 
9/30/14 Public Comment
Santa Barbara City Council 

Indigent outreach observed in local parks like Alameda and Del Mar are currently observed to host casual meals to anyone in the vicinity.  Doctors Without Walls are funded to support epidemics commonly found in climates of disparity with county and source financing combined.  

The Vulnerability Index, C3H, Common Grounds under Jeff Shaffer demonstrate mixed messages however when small children ages anywhere from 7 to 9 most susceptible to contamination and communicable diseases, are participating in these events.    The public find this to serve as child endangerment and ask more oversight and quality assurance than this level of discernment that could otherwise spread through schools, and families, throughout our neighborhoods.

Q| What will be the primary challenges and opportunities for the new City Administrator?

(please limit your response to 300 words)

A | Federal compliance to MediCare Beneficiary guidelines and protections surrounding parking fee collection methods, preferential housing, and exposure to various remittances against the City, by way of excessive surpluses, sends mixed messages to also report the depletion of capital reserves with enterprise funds.


CFO Rob Samario states that, "Santa Barbara is in the worst recession in history" where liabilities exist.


Management restructuring, personnel adjustments, adherence to processes and compliance to conformance currently confront the City, are required for reversal of economic trends to otherwise combat fiscal inertia.


Challenges include civil liberties among transients impacting level of businesses downtown postures the City from legal protections in various forms of enforcement.


Water shortages and moratorium on construction in the light of limited resources will confront the local economy - only with higher rates and burden against the perception of the municipal franchise proficiency in the eyes of the Public.

Also, law enforcement has taken cuts from promised income levels in the recent past, so moral and dedication on behalf of the Criminal Justice system depend that these promises are ultimately met, as with other critical services such as disaster relief and public health.  


​The theme intrinsic to Santa Barbara, named after a child persecuted by sanction due process over an idea, is compelling to what certifies values within a local cultural mindset. 


A reappraisal to what makes Santa Barbara distinctive as a resort destination against this motif can propel greater returns if continuity is managed under various level brands of service.


​Burkas seen downtown, excessive motorcycle decibels, smoking enforcement from the street - where doorways are only few feet from auto emissions prove aversive for visitors and locals alike - and solutions need to implement these nuances in order to quality assure a desirable place to live, competitive in the real estate industry.




Q | What primary competencies and areas of personal experience will be most important in a new City Administrator? 

​(please limit your response to 300 words)

​A | As question in policy, Human Resources and City Council should evaluate moratorium from hiring out of religious institutional franchises, without discrimination of which religion, within the Municipality on any level.


Income differences between the UC, CSU, and Ivy League are far greater than their non-secular counter parts within income statistics, such as Westmont, Cal Lutheran, UOP, Fuller, and Pepperdine.


While the secular education franchise offer alternatives within focus groups on various campuses to promote hazing, secret vows and other conditioning patterns, the nonsecular religious franchise encompass as one fraternity, under value systems directly counter opposed to certain economic structures, like the same gender matrimonial amendment passed last year.


Mutually conflicting to the values of Judicial mandate, serving anti trust and the perception of coercion methods against a set class of economic demographics, opens legal theory that can easily assign against the City in various forms of liabilities not just what is done in action, but inaction.

Human Resource Directors should be separately hired by the Council, and report directly to the CEO. A male and female each should each be assigned to hire and evaluate applicants based on what can be best ascertained within their own gender groups that would not otherwise be recognized by perspective gender counterparts.


Attention to detail, follow through, respect for the Public and class to individual credentials are paramount in keeping the confidence of stakeholders and other prospective investors alike.


“Go look it up yourself” is not an ideal posture to take with the Public about collections against handicap folks, nonconforming to legal codes where no exclusions exist within statute.

The perception of secret meetings held by advisory subcommittees are extremely hard for the moral of both public and personnel to endure, where such instances have been observed with only denials and non enforcement.


Santa Barbara City Council Public Comment  04/21/14  6PM

60 percent of the respondents under survey, funded by the Transient Occupancy Tax initiative, said that as first time visitors, they are never coming back to the region. 


The Santa Barbara Public Library can reverse this trend, for men Age of Consent 18 or over, access to Library Rooftop Balcony, entering liability waivers, would immediately add value to library services.   

Operating laptop, drinking coffee, smoking tobacco, simultaneous, under good weather, meets manner of demographic preference for tourists downtown Santa Barbara, not otherwise met.  
Because of the unique architecture, roof balcony imposes no injury in second hand smoke exposure to non smokers. 


During the 60's, Frank Berta, operated as barber, and had access to the whiskers of our father.  ​We set a Memorial to remember, not poise to forget.   

Front-end fountain currently gauged at less pressure to slide upon fixture surface evenly, observed at SBCC, rather than trickling out to resemble the fountain at El Paseo, could prevent a slippery slope of liability, while not razing a deeply held sentiment for the locals in the area.  

​Existing Library garden memorial can be maintained by way of paint, frequently applied, as commercial property locates corners of State and Carrillo, Saks Fifth Avenue, downtown. 


To comply with written English citing equal access within Federal Guidelines, Baggage limitations need to be adjusted as priority; even more than a second language.   Inductively, parameters are set to challenge adults over 6 feet high, to enter front lobby rather than simply apply equity in, "each to a handful." 


Not adhering to equitable standard promotes a discriminatory environment that exclude a hight weight ratio within various individual physiological predispositions,  prohibiting benefit to members of the public.


The Santa Barbara Public Library can reverse this trend, for men Age of Consent 18 or over, access to Library Rooftop Balcony, entering liability waivers, would immediately add value to library services.   

Operating laptop, drinking coffee, smoking tobacco, simultaneous, under good weather, meets manner of demographic preference for tourists downtown Santa Barbara, not otherwise met.  

Because of the unique architecture, roof balcony imposes no injury in second hand smoke exposure to non smokers. 


During the 60's, Frank Berta, operated as barber, and had access to the whiskers of our father.  ​We set a Memorial to remember, not poise to forget.   

Front-end fountain currently gauged at less pressure to slide upon fixture surface evenly, observed at SBCC, rather than trickling out to resemble the fountain at El Paseo, could prevent a slippery slope of liability, while not razing a deeply held sentiment for the locals in the area.  

​Existing Library garden memorial can be maintained by way of paint, frequently applied, as commercial property locates corners of State and Carrillo, Saks Fifth Avenue, downtown.  

 

Santa Barbara City Council
TOWN HALL

Santa Barbara City Council 

Public Comment 9/11/14

COMMON

SENSE 

Since the Downtown Parking Committee Advisory Application was submitted last year, a series of time sensitive discrepancies compels urgency to address matters meriting the Santa Barbara City Planning Commission and the Downtown Parking Committee.


The following list of items appear to confront Domestic Security:


1. In Mayors absence, item approved on Agenda authorizing relocation of Dispatch 911 atop bike shack, few feet proximity from curb, facing down hill traffic; out from the bombshelter basement at the police station.


2.  Personnel are assigned to needlessly direct traffic under carbon monoxide toxic climates at the Granada Garage.


3. Drinking water has been apportioned and promoted as "reclaimed" while supporting local lawn and horticulture this past year.


4. Surplus margin exist while increasing employee contribution to park and ride programs


5. $100,000.00 (65,000+/-) budgeted to paint single garage with "pressure wash."


6. Handicap statutory exclusions prohibit parking collections by municipal agencies altogether.


7. A secret panel meeting not advertised to the public took place after the Committee meeting held 7/17/14 - contradicting Brown Act guidelines for Public Access to subcommittee.Participants are alleged to include Browning Allen - quorum from the Committee panel - verified by staff, DO Executive membership and other front end clerical representatives.


Panelists and public alike are pressured to operate under unlawful climates, opening municipality for remittance, and become exposed under the perceptual liability, by the public, for the depletion of resources - while having trusted the advisement led by city staff executive teams.


Is it possible to indefinitely suspend 911 transfer dispatch location, while examining leadership on Browning Allen's behalf?  

It appears we have all been postured in an awkward situation.

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JAMES ARMSTRONG | TOWN HALL
Former CEO City of Santa Barbara

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This is a formal complaint against Christina Shmidt, Assistant to the City Administrator, where breach of Federal Statutes has occurred against Medicare Beneficiaries.  Several instances indicate pattern in noncompliance under conformance guidelines to her commissioned capacity against my demographic model within City governance procedure.


For instance, yesterday afternoon, during Town Hall meeting, I happened to run into Ms. Schmidt in the building where I asked for her business card, so I could follow up with oversight surrounding Human Resources, a division I understand she moderates.


Ms. Schmidt denies such information, serving effectively to dissuade the witness and prohibit access to conflict resolution.  Her rational was based on something she says to think I said to her the day before, unexplained, which couldn't be recalled, or in what instance; and she did not offer alternative means for follow through… serving to dissuade witness further and circumvent processes that could otherwise be achieved.  


In efforts to demonstrate right human relations, Dale Francisco, City Council, has direct phone line access under both our perspective contact information, where whatever discrepancy has been resolved with improved results, according to Mr. Francisco and staff personnel.   As you know, parties involved are adjusting against extenuating circumstances, attempting to resolve noncompliance to conformance, as relevant entitlements due, have yet to been met on behalf of MediCare through the City.


One of the discrepancies is concerning a criminal assault by City public employee with Downtown Parking against the disabled, who has since been terminated. 


However, no charges appear to have been filed by the City, serving as policy holder to the situation; presumed to relieve the employee for known abuse patterns, that could further infringe within the occupational industry to his other, future employment ambitions elsewhere - that would otherwise instead disqualify him from serving the elderly and disabled, for which the City has duty to put on his personal criminal record and the Employment Development Department.  In theory, the City has been infringed upon, as an entity, through liability by insubordination specific to MediCare guidelines..


In the theory of liability, the City absorbs culpable negligence also from the perspective of potential, future employers to collect remedy, where City knowingly fails to provide the legal duty in pressing charges for proven misconduct toward exposing this predator from participating with other relevant climates serving the handicap and disabled. 


This is a delicate issue, since many vulnerable targets in this regard are reluctant to press charges independently, attaching names, and other personal information within files under the criminal justice system, which can inadvertently assist eventual retaliation by the perpetrator. 


Hence, Federal and State statutes compel duty and due diligence on behalf of the municipality to quality assure against these forms of malfeasances under Human Resources.


Other discrepancies with Ms. Schmidt have been observed where she has denied gratuitously, under false presences, handicap accommodation criteria for the disabled in order to participate with Government activities, such as eliminating access to the adjacent conference room that hosts televised broadcast of City hearings, that help alleviate potential distraction of government activities on behalf of the panel, participants, and handicap citizens.  Mindy the receptionist might verify how the Public was evicted from conference room, to be locked, with reasons that it had been reserved at certain hour as conflict, when it was not, while no other activity was confirmed to follow, before this year's Council summer break session.

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It is further noted that Ms. Schmidt's body language and business attire proves intimidating, not otherwise appropriate within City's occupational climates.  Artificial emphasis of the human anatomical papilla have been captured photographically under City seal uniform attire, completing the sense of indecent exposure, where, as graduate at Cal Poly State University, I can attest that humans respond physiologically to shape, form, and color.  


It is believed that this form of intimidation asserts against adults who would not be educated to address such topics with whatever vocabulary necessary to meet sexual harassment guidelines, that deem jargon slang words definitive to the diminutive perspective of the human anatomy.  


Serving to confound and bewilder colleagues within a corporate environment psychologically, it is perceived Ms. Schmidt's strategy in attire serves to tactically assert psychological domination toward depleting corporate moral, where she might advance personal or professional ambitions within the franchise, at everyone's detriment.


Therefore, members of the Pubic note that at-will employment clauses, not otherwise under Union protections, merit immediate termination within management hierarchy structure; being that a person of Ms. Schmidt's stature and class should know. 


Ms. Schmidt's patterns to intimidate fail conformance and opens the City to other liability risk factors to include, but not limited to, inflicted mental distress upon the public as staff.  It is perceived that malicious intent is gauged against the various City legal noncompliance and civil discrepancies shared on record throughout the year; while also attempting to circumvent handicap access to government activities altogether.


In summary, it appears we have matters of retaliation, noncompliance, and malicious intent completed by Ms. Schmidt's misconduct under MediCare definitive protection clauses and rules.


As we are working together to solve conformance and compliance issues with handicap and disabled persons in the City, my hope is that these findings compile the necessary content in facts, findings, and conclusions to better equip your ability in serving the municipality.  


I declare under the penalties of perjury that the forgoing is true and correct.


Here’s a link to the Brown Act and the section pertaining to recordings and public access:

 

http://ag.ca.gov/publications/2003_Intro_BrownAct.pdf

 

 

COPY OF RECORDING: Public may obtain a copy, at cost, of an existing tape recording 54953.5 Ch. V made by the legislative body of its public sessions, and to listen to or view the body’s original tape on a tape recorder or viewing device provided by the agency.

 

 

Also, in regards to your question about how Article 13 of the California Constitution pertains to the Downtown Parking’s Reserve Funds, it does not. 


However, if you have any further questions about that, I can refer you to our City Attorney’s office.

If you have any further questions about the conduct of the Downtown Parking Committee meetings, please refer them to me so I can provide you with the most prompt and accurate answers.

Thanks,

Victor E. Garza 
City of Santa Barbara 
Parking/TMP Superintendent 
1221 Anacapa Street 
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 
(805) 564-5656 
(805) 455-0287

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TALKIN' HANDICAP MAN

WHAT THE HANDICAP LAND

City Accommodations for the Disabled


TOWN HALL

Cristina Schmidt
VICE CEO

City of Santa Barbara

Photographing lense close

capture business attire on normal working

day at City Council meeting 09/11/14