Coastal View News: Locals form “No On T” political action committee

Several locals have formed a “No On T” political action committee (PAC) dedicated to fighting the Measure T initiative on the November 2022 ballot, the PAC announced Tuesday. The PAC is led by Jason Rodriguez, co-owner of The Food Liaison and member of the city of Carpinteria Architectural Review Board. 

Measure T – placed on the ballot largely by opponents of the controversial Surfliner Inn project – looks to redesignate two parcels of land in Carpinteria, a parking lot and an empty lot, to stop the inn from being built. 

“The more we looked at Measure T and the disingenuous messaging around it, the more we knew we had to act,” Rodriguez said in a press release. “This measure would upend the local decision-making process, so we will make sure every voter has the opportunity to fully understand the unmitigated disaster Measure T represents.”

“Carpinteria’s General Plan is the very reason we enjoy the last best beach community in California,” Rodriguez said. “We can’t afford to gut the General Plan and eliminate the oversight and careful stewardship of our City, particularly when it comes to ensuring a vital downtown business district and protecting open space. No on Measure T is all about preserving our community by using existing tools that have proven capable and effective in keeping Carpinteria small, safe and, quite frankly, the envy of the world.”

“No On T” committee members also include Lorraine McIntire, Sandra Moreno, Carla Stein and Kyle Zuvella. The PAC can be found at

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