Volunteers needed for homeless count

We encourage you to help out with the 2020 Point-in-Time Count.

The following is information from Home for Good Santa Barbara County:

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR THE 2020 POINT-IN-TIME COUNT.

The Point-In-Time Count is the annual count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness on a given day. The Santa Barbara County effort will take place on Wednesday, January 29 from 5:30am-8:30am. Teams of volunteers and experts will canvas assigned routes throughout the county and will briefly document who is experiencing homeless. This information can be used to plan local homeless assistance systems and raise public awareness. Volunteer trainings will be held in January. Join us today. Change doesn’t happen without you. 


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TRAINING DAYS TONIGHT AND TOMORROW:

• Santa Barbara: Wednesday, January 22 | 5:30-7pm. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran, 909 N La Cumbre Rd
• Carpinteria: Thursday, January 23 | 6-7:30pm. Carpinteria City Hall, 5775 Carpinteria Ave
• Santa Maria: Thursday, January 23 | 6-7:30pm. Veterans Memorial Center, 313 W Tunnell St
 
If you are unable to attend an in-person Volunteer Training please contact Ashley@liveunitedsbc.org 

 

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Mike Jordan, Green Deal at SBCAN SC Roundtable Fri, Jan 17

South County Roundtable
Friday, January 17, 2020
Noon to 1:30 p.m

NOTE LOCATION CHANGE:
Hill-Carrillo Adobe, Board Room,
15 East Carrillo St., Santa Barbara

We are back at our regular location—the Hill-Carrillo Adobe—on a regular basis starting with this meeting.

DRAFT AGENDA
(Times are approximate, and feel free to bring your lunch)

  1. Call to Order by Chair and SBCAN Co-President Dick Flacks. Introductions; Agenda Review (5 min.)
  2. Discussion with Mike Jordan, new Santa Barbara City Councilmember. (30 min.)
  3. Green New Deal. Discussion item; the SBCAN Board of Directors has expressed its support for the Green New Deal and directed that discussions begin at our Roundtables as to how SBCAN should engage in this topic. Mariah Clegg from UCSB will participate and others active in environmental leadership have been invited to join us. (30 min.)
  4. Brief updates from participants. (2 to 5 min. each)
  5. Open discussion about other items of interest. All (5 min.)
  6. Our next meeting is scheduled for February 14, 2020 at the Hill-Carrillo Adobe.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.

Thank you,

Ken Hough
SBCAN Executive Director
ken@sbcan.org
805.563.0463
http://www.sbcan.org/

 

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SBCAN Roundtables: SC is Jan. 17, NC is Feb. 13

South County Roundtable
Friday, January 17, 2020
Noon to 1:30 p.m

NOTE LOCATION CHANGE:
Hill-Carrillo Adobe, 15 East Carrillo St., Santa Barbara

Happy New Year and New Decade! 

We have rescheduled our next meeting from January 10 to January 17 from noon to 1:30 p.m. and we are back in our long-time meeting place at the Hill-Carrillo Adobe, 15 East Carrillo St., Santa Barbara.

We will discuss local connections to the Green New Deal among other matters.  Please email me if you have something you want on the agenda. We will send a final agenda about three days before the meeting. 


North County Roundtable
Thursday, February 13
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Giavanni's Pizza, 1108 E. Clark Ave., Orcutt

The meeting scheduled for January, first on the 9th, then on the 16th, is cancelled due to several conflicts.  We now plan our next meeting to be February 13.  

Please let me know if you will be able to attend and if you have topics for the agenda.

 

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2020 Homeless Count volunteers needed

VOLUNTEER IN THE NEW YEAR
“THEY COUNT, WILL YOU?” 
Volunteers Needed for the 2020 Homeless
Point-In-Time Count
Hundreds of volunteers are still needed for the Point-In-Time Count. Santa Barbara County, the Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County Continuum of Care (CoC), and the Northern Santa Barbara County United Way invite volunteers to participate in the countywide 2020 Homeless Point-In-Time Count from 5:30-8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. The Point-In-Time Count is the annual count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness on a given day. 
 
Teams of volunteers and experts will canvas assigned routes throughout the county and will briefly document who is experiencing homelessness. This information is used to plan local homeless assistance systems and raise public awareness. Volunteers will be trained to help count on the survey day.
to volunteer please go to www.liveunitedsbc.org. Additional training information will be posted on the website.
 
“We can't do this without volunteers,” said Emily Allen, Director of Homeless and Veteran Impact Initiatives for the United Way Home for Good Santa Barbara County. “Santa Barbara County residents have proven they know that everyone in this community counts."
 
Point-In-Time Count Volunteer Trainings
Carpinteria/Summerland: 6-7:30 p.m. Thurs., January 23
Goleta: Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m. Wed., January 15
Isla Vista: Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m. Tues., January 21
Lompoc: 6-7:30 p.m. Thurs., January 16
Santa Barbara: 9:30-11 a.m. Sat., January 11; and 6-7:30 p.m. Wed., January 22
Santa Maria: noon-1:30 p.m. Thurs., January 16 
(locations to be announced)
 
Questions? Contact Ashley@liveunitedsbc.org
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SBCAN Membership Renewal for 2020

Dear Friend --

We at Santa Barbara County Action Network appreciate the support you have shown us over the years that has made it possible for us to continue nurturing our strong local network of progressive folks and creating bridges between environmental and social justice activism.

For eighteen years Santa Barbara County Action Network (SBCAN) has been the preeminent nonprofit organization working on both sustainability and social justice issues throughout the county.

We have many partner organizations, to be sure, but we always strive to be countywide and working on a wide range of progressive issues—especially looking for issues that might fall through the cracks otherwise. Please look at the attached inventory of what we have been working on. We are especially proud of our leadership on several North County issues.

In spring of 2020 we will convene our annual Membership Meeting in Los Olivos and we really hope we will see you there. We will schedule the meeting to occur after the primary election in March, and we'll let you know when a date has been set.

With increasing competition for foundation support, we are all the more reliant on our members, major donors, and fundraisers. Therefore, we hope that you will make a membership donation that suits your budget and helps SBCAN continue its educational and advocacy roles.

It is easy—as always—to contribute at: https://sbcan.nationbuilder.com/membership_annual_dues.  

There is also an option for automatic monthly payments athttps://sbcan.nationbuilder.com/membership_monthly_dues.

Alternatively, you can mail a check to P.O. Box 6174, Santa Maria, CA 93456.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at our annual membership meeting.

Sincerely,

Janet Blevins and Dick Flacks, Co-Presidents


 

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SBCAN NC Roundtable rescheduled

The SBCAN North County Roundtable scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 12 has been rescheduled.

It will be held Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at Giavanni’s Pizzeria, 1108 E. Clark Ave., south side of Bradley, in Orcutt.

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SBCAN SC Roundtable is Fri., Dec. 13 at Louise Lowry Davis Center

SBCAN South County Roundtable

Friday, December 13, 2019, Noon to 1:30 p.m.

NOTE LOCATION!

(Bear with us; we will be back at our regular location—the Hill-Carrillo Adobe—on a regular basis starting in January.)

Louise Lowry Davis Center, Gilbert Room

1232 De La Vina St.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

DRAFT AGENDA

 (times are approximate, and feel free to bring your lunch)

  1. Call to Order by Chair and SBCAN Co-President Dick Flacks. Introductions; Agenda Review (5 min.)
  2. Future Housing Communities. Linda Honikman will update us on state and local affordable housing policies and projects. (45 min.)
  3. La Casa de la Raza. Discussion item; Ana Rosa Rizo-Centino will report on the status of La Casa de la Raza. (15 min.)
  4. Brief updates from participants. (2 to 5 min. each)
  5. Open discussion about other items of interest. All (5 min.)
  6. Our next meeting is scheduled for January 10, 2020 at the Hill-Carrillo Adobe.
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SBCAN SC Roundtable canceled today. NC is Thursday, Nov. 14

The SBCAN South County Roundtable scheduled for noon today (Nov. 8) has been canceled.

It will be held Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, Noon to 1:30 PM at the Louise Lowry Davis Center, Gilbert Room, 1232 De La Vina St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

The SBCAN North County Roundtable will be at its regular date and time:Thursday, Nov. 14 at Giavanni’s Pizzeria, 1108 East Clark, south side of Bradley, Orcutt.

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SBCAN Roundtables on October 10 and 11

Here's an update on SBCAN October Roundtable Meetings:

North County Roundtable
Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Giavanni’s Pizzeria, 1108 East Clark, south side of Bradley, Orcutt

 AGENDA

  1. Call to Order: Introductions; agenda review (5 min.)
  2. Renewable Energy: Strauss Wind Energy Project. Here is the link to the information on the County’s website: http://www.countyofsb.org/plndev/projects/energy/Strauss.sbc  (20 min.)
  3. OASIS Senior Center. Draft EIR is available at: http://www.countyofsb.org/plndev/projects/oasiscenter.sbc  There are several Class 1 impacts. The SBCAN Board is currently neutral on the project, but may consider a position at its November meeting.  (20 min.)
  4. Status of Onshore Oil Projects: ERG, Aera and PetroRock in Cat Canyon, and BLM Lease Proposal. (5 min.)
  5. The Neighborhoods of Willow Creek and Hidden Valley. Proposed development at Rancho Maria Golf Course; DSEIR is complete and comment period is closed. (5 min.)
  6. Brief updates from participants. (2 to 5 min. each)
  7. Open discussion about other items of interest. All (10 min.)
  8. Next meeting. Our next meeting is scheduled for November 14, 2019 at Giavanni’s.

South County Roundtable
Friday, October 11, 2019, Noon to 1:30 PM

NOTE NEW, NEW LOCATION!
(Bear with us; we hope to be back at our regular location—the Hill-Carrillo Adobe—on a regular basis starting in January.)
Louise Lowry Davis Center, Gilbert Room,
1232 De La Vina St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

AGENDA

 (times are approximate, and feel free to bring your lunch)

  1. Call to Order by Chair and SBCAN Co-President Dick Flacks. Introductions; Agenda Review (5 min.)
  2. Downtown Santa Barbara. Our featured guest this month is Carrie Kelly, the Executive Director of the Downtown Santa Barbara Organization. Carrie will discuss the future of downtown Santa Barbara, new retail development, especially on State Street, and related matters. (60 min.)
  3. Strauss Wind Energy Project. (5 to 10 min.)
  4. Brief updates from participants. (2 to 5 min. each)
  5. Open discussion about other items of interest. All (5 min.)
  6. Our next meeting is scheduled for November 8, 2019.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.

Thank you,

Ken Hough
SBCAN Executive Director
ken@sbcan.org
805.563.0463
http://www.sbcan.org/

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Film screening of "Us & Them" Thursday in Santa Barbara

Hi Friend --

Home For Good Santa Barbara County invites you to its film screening of “Us & Them” for World Homeless Day, Thursday, October 10, 2019 at The Sandbox Santa Barbara, 414 Olive St., Santa Barbara. Food trucks and drinks at 5:30 p.m. Film starts at 6:30 p.m. Panel discussion to follow. 
 
Here's a message from Emily Allen, SBCAN board member and director of Homeless and Veterans Impact Initiatives, Home For Good SBC: 
 
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Santa Barbara County Action Network (SBCAN) works to promote social and economic justice, to preserve our environmental and agricultural resources, and to create sustainable communities.