SMCTV wants your input and shows, Mark your calendar for several events

SBCAN Action Alert

January 30, 2017

1.  Santa Maria Community Television seeks more producers and help with fundraising during a meeting at the Media Center, 910 South Oakwood Drive, Santa Maria on Thursday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m.
2.  SBCAN North County Roundtable meets 6 p.m. Thursday, February 9 at the Cornerstone Community Meeting Room, corner of Jones Street at 705 S. McClelland, Santa Maria
3.  SBCAN South County Roundtable meets noon Friday, February 10 at Rabobank, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 33 Carrillo St. (corner of Anacapa Street), Santa Barbara
4.  BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION Saturday, February 18, from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Pioneer Park, 1150 W. Foster Road, Santa Maria
5.  Please MARK YOUR CALENDAR for a special SBCAN event on working together in this new era, Sunday, March 12 in Santa Barbara
6.  Please MARK YOUR CALENDAR with the NEW DATE for the 2017 North County "Looking Forward" Awards Dinner: Sunday, June 11 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 3455 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria

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Homeless Count tonight, LWVSMV meeting Saturday, Mark your calendars, Renew your membership

SBCAN Action Alert
January 26, 2017
  1. Volunteers (and Socks) Needed for the Point In Time Count tonight, Thursday, January 26
  2. The League of Women Voters Santa Maria Valley is inviting members of the public to a meeting on Saturday, January 28 from 10 a.m. to noon.
  3. Please MARK YOUR CALENDAR for a special SBCAN event on working together in this new era, Sunday, March 12 in Santa Barbara from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We'll give you more details later.
  4. Please MARK YOUR CALENDAR with the new date for the 2017 North County "Looking Forward" Awards Dinner: Sunday, June 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Santa Maria
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Rancho La Laguna, Homeless Count, SC Special Event, NC Awards Dinner

SBCAN Action Alert
January 23, 2017
  1. Rancho La Laguna Development at County Planning Commission, Wednesday, January 25
  2. Volunteers (and Socks) Needed for the Point In Time Count, Thursday, January 26
  3. Please MARK YOUR CALENDAR for a special SBCAN event on working together in this new era, Sunday, March 12 in Santa Barbara
  4. Please MARK YOUR CALENDAR with the new date for the 2017 North County "Looking Forward" Awards Dinner: Sunday, June 11 in Santa Maria
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Meet new county supervisors, bring socks, and more

  1. SBCAN South County Roundtable meets noon Friday, January 13 in Santa Barbara
  2. Meet your new county supervisors Saturday, January 14 in Los Olivos -- Bring socks
  3. Submit your nominations for the 2017 North County "Looking Forward" Awards
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SBCAN Roundtables & Membership Meeting, MLK Celebration, Awards Nominations

SBCAN Action Alert
January 10, 2017
  1. SBCAN North County Roundtable meets 6 p.m. Thursday, January 12 in Santa Maria
  2. SBCAN South County Roundtable meets noon Friday, January 13 in Santa Barbara
  3. SBCAN Membership Appreciation Meeting Saturday, January 14 in Los Olivos
  4. A celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and a movie on the 14th Amendment
  5. Submit your nominations for the 2017 North County "Looking Forward" Awards
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Homeless Count, Membership and Roundtable Meetings, Awards Nominations

SBCAN Action Alert
January 4, 2017
  1. Your help is needed for the Point In Time Count of Homeless Individuals - Community Briefings January 9-12
  2. SBCAN North County Roundtable meets 6 p.m. Thursday, January 12 in Santa Maria
  3. SBCAN South County Roundtable meets noon Friday, January 13 in Santa Barbara
  4. SBCAN Membership Appreciation Meeting Saturday, January 14 in Los Olivos
  5. Submit your nominations for the 2017 North County "Looking Forward" Awards
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We're counting on you to renew your membership - or become a new member!

Dear Friend --

Now, more than ever before, given this new and challenging national political climate, is the time to nurture our strong local network of progressive folks to create bridges between environmental and social justice activism.

For fifteen years Santa Barbara County Action Network (SBCAN) has been the preeminent non-profit 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.

On January 14, 2017 we will convene a Membership Meeting and I urge you to participate. Our newly elected county supervisors, Joan Hartmann and Das Williams, will be our guest speakers. We will discuss recent successes and challenges for 2017 (preview below). The meeting and social time will be a great chance to renew friendships and continue building the networks that support all of our issues. Mark your calendar for January 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Marks-in-the-Valley, 2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos.

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 role.

If you can, please consider becoming a major donor with a contribution of $500 or more and get special recognition at our annual membership meeting.

It is easy to contribute here.

If you prefer to mail a check, please send it payable to SBCAN, P.O. Box 6174, Santa Maria, CA 93456. Please see Membership Application below or click here for a pdf version.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on January 14.

Sincerely,

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Margaret Connell, President

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Farmworker Issues Workshop, Transportation Plan, Annual Membership Meeting, Roundtable Summaries

1.  County Workshop on Farmworker Issues, Monday, December 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Santa Maria or via teleconference in Santa Barbara.
2.  SBCAG is updating its Regional Transportation Plan. Comments due by December 22.
3.  Summaries from SBCAN's recent North County and South County Roundtables.
4.  Save the date for SBCAN's annual membership meeting: January 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Marks in the Valley

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Help Stop a Dangerous Oil Drilling Project

For a year and a half SBCAN has been commenting on the EIR for the PCEC project near Orcutt and urging denial of the project. A few months ago SBCAN teamed up with the Sierra Club to retain the Environmental Defense Center to represent us in this matter. With EDC's help and testimony from many of our own volunteers, we secured a Planning Commission denial of the project. Now it is before the Board of Supervisors for a second hearing on the appeal filed by PCEC.

It is crucial that we have a large turnout at this hearing on November 1 at 9 a.m. At the first Board hearing, people who got there after staff started reporting on the agenda item were not allowed to testify. Please get there before 9 to ensure you will be heard.  

Click here for more information from the EDC.

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PCEC oil project Tuesday at BOS, SBCAN Roundtables cancelled, Props 62 and 66

SBCAN Action Alert
October 10, 2016
  1. Pacific Coast Energy’s proposed Orcutt oil project before Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, October 11
  2. SBCAN Roundtables cancelled this week 
  3. Propositions 62 and 66
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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.