Thank you for coming to NC "Looking Forward" Awards Dinner & Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who came to our 2018 North County “Looking Forward” Awards Dinner & Fundraiser held Sunday, June 3 at  the Radisson Hotel in Santa Maria.

We especially thank our sponsors, entertainers, volunteers, honorees and all of you who brought your loving sentiments to celebrate with us. 

For some of you, this will be your first email from us. If you would not like to receive further emails, please unsubscribe at the bottom of this page. If you would like to become involved with us, we'll email you when we have events and issues coming up. You can also check out our websiteand our Facebook page for more information.

We've posted event photos on Facebook. Click here to see them: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SBCANORG/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10156303790180833

There is also an article in the Santa Maria Times: https://santamariatimes.com/news/local/santa-barbara-county-action-network-honors-volunteers/article_3d3204a8-3ca4-5627-b6a2-0cba1229875e.html

We'd appreciate your feedback. Tell us what you liked about the event. Tell us what we might do differently next time. Email us at dinnerfeedback@sbcan.org.

Thanks again. We hope to see you soon!

Ken Hough, Executive Director

Jeanne Sparks, Associate Director

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Six individuals received awards from Santa Barbara County Action Network during its awards dinner on Sunday. From left to right, they are Ines Ruiz, Virginia Souza, Elsa Velasco, Pati Cantú, Herb Kandel and Steve Heuring.

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From left to right, Nai-Yun Chang, Gerrit Sperling, Will Sperling and Quentin Karamitsos perform “Wagon Wheel” for Virginia Souza as she received the “Looking Forward” Award from Santa Barbara County Action Network during its awards dinner on June 3.

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SBCAN Board supports Prop 68, opposes Prop 70

The Santa Barbara County Action Network Board of Directors voted to support Proposition 68 and oppose Proposition 70. The propositions are on the ballot on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Click on the graphics below to call up those pages on the Secretary of State's site: http://sos.ca.gov

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Join us at our roundtables in SM on Th & SB on Fri

Please join us at one of our roundtables - Thursday in Santa Maria or Friday in Santa Barbara --


SBCAN North County Roundtable

Thursday, May 10, 2018, PM

Rabobank Conference Room, Battles and South Broadway, Santa Maria

AGENDA

(times are approximate)

  1. Call to Order; Introductions; Agenda Review (5 min.)
  2. Proposition 68 and What It May Mean for Santa Barbara County. This measure is on the June 2018 ballot. It would authorize the issuance of up to $4 billion to finance the Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018. Mary Rose will present this item; two documents are below. (20 min.)
  3. Status of 750+ Unconventional Oil Wells Proposed for Cat Canyon. DEIRs are to be published soon. (20 min.)
  4. Proposed Development of Homes at Rancho Santa Maria Golf Club: The Neighborhoods.(5 min.)
  5. Annual Report on Santa Maria Valley Goundwater Basin.(5 min.--more if report is available)
  6. Open Streets Event in Santa Maria.(5 min.)
  7. SBCAN’s Looking Forward Awards Dinner.(5 min.)
  8. Open discussion about other items of interest.(15 min.)
  9. Suggestions for next month’s agenda (June 7).(5 min.)

SBCAN South County Roundtable

Friday, May 11, 2018, Noon

Union Bank’s Board Room, 15 East Carrillo St., Santa Barbara, CA

AGENDA

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

  1. Call to Order by Chair Dick Flacks. Introductions; Agenda Review (5 min.)
  2. Presentation by Craig Minus of The Towbes Group on the Proposed Heritage Ridge Housing Development in Goleta.(20 min.)
  3. Continuing Discussion of How to Create Affordable Housing Including Land Trusts.(10 min.)
  4. Isla Vista Issues:Measure R and Landlord/Tenant Mediation. (10 min.)
  5. Update on Proposals for New Oil Drilling in Cat Canyon.(5 min.)
  6. Brief updates from participants. (2 to 5 min. each)
  7. Open discussion about other items of interest.All (5 min.)
  8. Next meeting. Our next meeting is scheduled for June 8. 
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Housing Event Monday, May 7 - plus many more events

We've been asked to spread the word: (from Emily Allen, emilyalleninsb@gmail.com)

Our Voices, Our Homes Santa Barbara!

Monday, May 7, 2018 

4 p.m.-6 p.m. (program to begin at 5:15 p.m.) 

Community Room, 721 Laguna St, Presidio Springs, Santa Barbara 

Lead Organization: Joint Cities/County Housing Task Force
Contact: Kathleen Baushke, kbaushke@transitionhouse.com

Attendees will have the opportunity to write letters and postcards to our elected officials in Washington, D.C., in support of federal affordable housing programs. Speakers will share more information about the issue of affordable housing locally and nationally. There will be activities for children as well. Contact Kathleen Baushke for more information.

Over 50 events planned between May 1-8, including in Santa Barbara County.

#OurHomesOurVoices National Housing Week of Action!: ourhomes-ourvoices.org

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We hope you'll come to our 2018 NC "Looking Forward" Awards Dinner & Fundraiser

We hope you'll join us for our 2018 North County “Looking Forward” Awards Dinner & Fundraiser on Sunday, June 3 at 5 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 3455 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria.2018InviteOutColor4.1.jpg

 


PURCHASE TICKETS AT WWW.SBCAN.ORG


 

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Join us at SB Roundtable on Friday, SM Roundtable is cancelled this month

Our North County Roundtable this month is cancelled, but we hope you will join us for our South County Roundtable:

SBCAN South County Roundtable

Friday, April 13, 2018, Noon

Union Bank’s Board Room, 15 East Carrillo St., Santa Barbara

DRAFT AGENDA

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

  1. Call to Order by Chair Dick Flacks. Introductions; Agenda Review (5 min.)
  2. Update on Santa Barbara Housing Issues Including Average Unit Density Program and Renter’s Rights Ordinance. We will be joined by City Councilmember Eric Friedman for this discussion. We will also discuss other issues of concern to SBCAN that Eric might want to share with us. (30 min.)
  3. Proposition 68 and What It May Mean for Santa Barbara County. This measure is on the June 2018 ballot. It would authorize the issuance of up to $4 billion to finance the Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018. Mary Rose will present this item; more information is below. (20 min.)
  4. Isla Vista Utility Tax. This tax measure, which is on the June ballot, would fund the newly formed Community Services District. (10 min.)
  5. Update on ERG Proposal for New Drilling in Cat Canyon. (5 min.)
  6. Brief updates from participants. (2 to 5 min. each)
  7. Open discussion about other items of interest. All (5 min.)
  8. Next meeting. Our next meeting is scheduled for May 11. 
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Black History Month

SBCAN will have a table at the Black History Month celebration on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Pioneer Park in Santa Maria. We could use help at our table. We will have a free lunch for you. Please see the information below for more details.

If you'd like to volunteer, please contact me at ken@sbcan.org

Thanks,

Ken Hough

SBCAN Executive Director

805.563.0463

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Speak up for a levee trail from Santa Maria to Guadalupe

This is a late notice, but we only found out earlier today that a group of schoolchildren will go before the Board of Supervisors to ask them to consider extending the levee trail from Santa Maria to Guadalupe. During the Public Comment period, they will ask the supervisors to put this item on a future agenda. SBCAN will speak in favor of the extending the existing trail to Guadalupe. The trail currently only runs on the levee in the City of Santa Maria. Please read the message below from Alma Hernandez:

Tomorrow, February 13, 2018, Guadalupe Teacher of Mary Buren Elementary School, Jaime Cuello, will be bringing his 5th grade class to the Board of Supervisors meeting from 9-9:30 to share with the Board during the public comments, the Guadalupe communities interest in having a bike/walking trail constructed on the Santa Maria Levee that will connect Santa Maria to Guadalupe.  

This is not an agendized item, but the students will be asking the Board to put it on an upcoming agenda as an item of discussion.  There will be others who will join to support the students request such as the Guadalupe Wellness Committee Chair Dena Boortz, the Guadalupe Union School Board Director and County Trail Commissioner, David Hosking and potentially, Guadalupe City Councilman, Ariston Julian.  We are hoping for anyone interested in supporting this request to also be present to show the numbers of those who would be in support and would use this trail.  So please share with any community residents, leaders or groups that would like to see this happen.

The address of the location is 511 East Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria, Ca.

In Kindness,

Alma Hernandez

North County District Representative

Office of Supervisor Joan Hartmann 
105 E. Anapamu Street, 4th Floor, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

T 805.568.2192 |C 805.699.1140|E ahernandez@countyofsb.org

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Join us at our Roundtables in SM and SB

We hope you will join us at a roundtable meeting:


SBCAN North County Roundtable

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:00 PM

Rabobank Conference Room, Northeast Corner of South Broadway and Battles

Santa Maria

DRAFT AGENDA

(times are approximate)

  1. Call to Order; Introductions; Agenda Review (5 min.)
  2. Solvang: Proposed Expansion of Sphere of Influence and Annexation. Study reviewed by Planning Commission on Feb. 5 and to be heard by City Council on Feb. 26. Agricultural lands are at risk. (20 min.)
  3. Status of 750+ Unconventional Oil Wells Proposed for East Cat Canyon; ERG’s Foxen Canyon Road Pipeline. (10 min.)
  4. Cuyama Valley Water Issues. (10 min.)
  5. Open Streets Event in Santa Maria. (5 min.)
  6. Open discussion about other items of interest. All (5 min.)
  7. Suggestions for next month’s agenda (March 8). (5 min.)

SBCAN South County Roundtable

Friday, February 9, 2018, Noon

Union Bank’s Board Room, 15 East Carrillo St., Santa Barbara

DRAFT AGENDA

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

  1. Call to Order by Chair Dick Flacks. Introductions; Agenda Review (5 min.)
  2. Mobile Home Issues. Sharon Rose. (5 min.)
  3. Santa Barbara Renter’s Rights Ordinance. (10 min.)
  4. Update on Santa Barbara’s Average Unit Density Program. (10 min.)
  5. Solvang: Proposed Expansion of Sphere of Influence and Annexation. Study reviewed by Planning Commission on Feb. 5 and to be heard by City Council on Feb. 26. Agricultural lands are at risk. (10 min.)
  6. Status of 750+ Unconventional Oil Wells Proposed for East Cat Canyon; ERG’s Foxen Canyon Road Pipeline. (10 min.)
  7. Cuyama Valley Water Issues. (5 min.)
  8. Open discussion about other items of interest. All (5 min.)
  9. Brief updates from participants. (2 to 5 min. each)
  10. Next meeting. Our next meeting is scheduled for March 9.
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SBCAN Green Team - Grow in Your Own Backyard (Fun Day at the Edible Landscaping Demonstration Garden in SM)

Grow in Your Own Backyard 
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SBCAN's Green Team is having a fun day at the Edible Landscaping Demonstration Garden on Sunday, February 4 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. organized by Felicity Lazo. 
 
Participants will plant winter veggies as well as take them home (for free) for their own gardens. Come out to help or chat. Bring you favorite tool to work in the garden or a chair to sit and stay awhile. 
 
The garden is at the Santa Maria Community Garden, Alice Trefts Park, at 910 S. Oakwood Drive, (behind Mussell Senior Center, 510 E. Park Avenue).
 
Contact Felicity Lazo (felicitysfarm@gmail.com) for more information.
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