Pixel Tracker

Thursday, February 21 , 2019, 6:57 pm | Partly Cloudy 50º


Letter to the Editor: Justin Fareed Stands For Transparency

In response to Bill Henderson’s letter “Justin Fareed Has Completely Lost My Respect,” this is what happens when the establishment can’t find any real dirt on a good candidate: They make up pathetic and desperate lies in an attempt to keep their seat.

“Riddled with red flags”? Please. If you want to talk about red flags, let’s talk about how Katcho ​Achadjian sold his soul to his financial backers against the voices of the community or about how Salud Carbajal takes bribes from people trying to get projects approved by the county and denies support to people who don’t support him. 

Justin let the organizers of that debate know he could not make it MONTHS in advance, and it occurred BEFORE the campaign season began. Actually, it occurred before Justin had even filed.

Justin’s ads are fair, true and aimed toward creating better transparency in this race. Everything he said about Katcho in his commercial is a FACT that anyone can verify within 5 seconds on Google. Also, if the author truly thinks that Katcho is “the frontrunner” in this race, then he is obviously too detached from reality to be taken seriously.

Ultimately, this is just another sad attempt to keep a hardworking and true public servant out of office, and I’m saddened to see such an obvious disregard for the truth.

Carrie Gibson
Santa Barbara

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >