In a recent Tribune Viewpoint, former San Luis Obispo mayor and councilman Allen Settle and attorney Stewart Jenkins asked readers to look at the “facts” regarding the upcoming special election for the ballot measure, B-17. First, I would like to note that I have a lot of respect for Mr. Settle, who is an esteemed and respected member of this community.
It is no secret that we have an extreme shortage of housing on the Central Coast. The city of Santa Barbara’s housing element, a document mandated by the state, showed that our community only produced 13 percent of its required residential units from 2007 to 2014. In 2013, the city responded to the lack of housing supply by adopting the average unit-size density (AUD) program to expedite project approvals and incentivize workforce housing development.
I do not need to take a lot of time or space to convince you that housing affordability is an imminent threat to our community. Study after study tells us the Central Coast is one of the most expensive places to live in the country. The growing housing crises threatens the quality of our health, economy, education and our overall community stability. However, before we can discuss a fix, we must first identify the obvious problem: California is not building enough housing to keep up with demand.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".