October 31, 2016: Bob Braitman, Former Executive Director SB County LAFCO

Bob Braitman, Former Executive Director SB County LAFCO
Braitman & Associates, 805-647-7612

Segment 1
100 million dollar sale
Swarming Termites after the rain
2 income units sell over the asking price
Year-to-date # of sales & median price compared to last year

Segment 2
Bob Braitman, Consultant
Cities unbridled expansion spawns LAFCO in the 1960’s
Different counties and where people reside
Lack of housing force people to commute
SOAR

Segment 3
Bob Braitman, Consultant
SOAR Part 1 and Part 2
Ventura’s 2 Ballot Measures
Ballot Box Planning
What projects would you support?
How do you make you an environmentalist?

Segment 4
Weekly Multiple Listing Update

October 17, 2016: Bill Watkins, Economist Cal Lutheran University; UCSB; Federal Reserve Bank, Washington DC

Bill Watkins, Economist Cal Lutheran University; UCSB; Federal Reserve Bank, Washington DC

Segment 1
US cities highest closed luxury home sales 7/2014-6/2015
Vacation rentals & the California Coastal Commission
RV parking & the California Coastal Commission
New business: combine RVs & vacation rentals

Segment 2
Bill Watkins, Economist
From California to a house by the river in Tennessee
National Economy: what Democrats & Republicans offer
Dodd Frank, Obamacare, regulations, trade, antitrade: help or hurt?
Negative & positive externality

Segment 3
Bill Watkins, Economist
From California to a house by the river in Tennessee
Water: Solutions but politicians are risk adverse
SOAR: Save Open Space & Agricultural Resources

Segment 4
Weekly Multiple Listing Update

October 10, 2016: Dan Walters, Syndicated Columnist, State’s increase in crime fuels political debate

Dan Walters, Syndicated Columnist, State’s increase in crime fuels political debate

Segment 1
Pocket Listings
Largest mosquito netting ever
Lead based paint and glassware
What’s in escrow over a million dollars

Segment 2
Dan Walters, Syndicated Columnist
Taking the political climate temperature on various Propositions
Recap of Proposition 47 from 2014: reduced sentencing
Proposition 62: Death Penalty Initiative Statute
Proposition 66: Death Penalty Procedures

Segment 3
Shopping Cart blight
Proposition on plastic bags

Segment 4
Weekly Multiple Listing Update