SB CAN Action Alert April 8, 2014


 Briefly:

1.  H.O.T. Committee meetings rescheduled

2.  Santa Barbara County Housing Element Workshops

3. Screening of Gasland 2 and other related films

4.  Santa Barbara Rally to Stop Fracking

5.  Assembly Select Committee on Coastal Protection: hearing on offshore fracking and well stimulation

6.  APCD hearing on greenhouse-gas emission thresholds

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SB CAN Action Alert March 27, 2014

SB CAN endorses Santa Barbara County Water Guardians’ Initiative 

On March 26, 2014, the SB CAN Board of Directors endorsed the Healthy Air and Water Initiative, which was recently filed with the County of Santa Barbara  by the Santa Barbara County Water Guardians.  The filing is a notice to circulate a petition to put the measure before the county board of supervisors.  The board could then choose to implement the measure outright or to put it before countywide voters in November.

In essence, the measure would ban enhanced oil-recovery techniques, such as fracking, cyclic steaming, and acidization, while allowing traditional oil-extraction projects to continue.


Here's information about the initiative from SBC Water Guardians:

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SB CAN Action Alert - HOT Committees, North Garey Oil Project

1.  North County H.O.T. Committee Meeting - Thursday, March 13
2.  South County H.O.T. Committee Meeting - Friday, March 14
3.  North Garey Oil Project - Wednesday, March 12

The details:

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Fun Alert - SB CAN Oscar Viewing Gala and David Rovics performance

SB CAN FUN ALERT

February 21, 2014

Save $5. Register for SB CAN's Oscar Viewing Gala by tomorrow -- Saturday, February 22.
See below for more information.


And David Rovic's performance is coming up -- Tuesday, February 25. Mark your calendar!
See below for more information
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SB CAN Oscar Viewing Gala March 2, 2014

We hope you'll join us for SB CAN's 10th annual Oscar Viewing Gala at the beautiful home of Susan Rose and Allan Ghitterman in Santa Barbara on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 5 p.m. We also hope you will help SB CAN to keep working on progressive causes on your behalf as a sponsor of this event.

The Oscar Viewing Gala is a fun way to connect with other progressive members of the community while enjoying the Academy Awards on big screen TVs and indulging in a bountiful buffet. We’ll give a prize to the person who makes the best prediction of the winners. Appetizers, desserts and wine are included in the ticket price. Postcard2014Front.jpg

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H.O.T. Committee Meetings Thursday and Friday

Santa Barbara County Action Network (SB CAN)
Action Alert
February 11, 2014
Please join us to discuss several issues during our Our Housing, Open space and Transportation
(H.O.T.) Committee Meetings in North County on Thursday and South County on Friday.
 The meetings are open to anyone with a progressive point of view.

North County H.O.T. Committee Meeting
Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Rabobank, 1554 S. Broadway, Santa Maria (on the corner of Broadway and Battles Road)

South County H.O.T. Committee Meeting
Friday, February 14, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
NEW LOCATION: Rabobank, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Santa Barbara (on the corner of Carrillo and Anacapa Streets)


DETAILS BELOW:

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SB CAN Action Alert Feb 7, 2014 - Mosby, HOT Committees, Rovics

Santa Barbara County Action Network (SB CAN)

Action Alert

February 6, 2014

1.  Board of Supervisors' hearing on proposal to convert agricultural land in Lompoc Valley to urban uses
2.  North County H.O.T. Committee Meeting
3.  South County H.O.T. Committee Meeting
4.  David Rovics performance in Santa Barbara


The details:

1. Board of Supervisors' hearing on proposal to convert agricultural land in Lompoc Valley to urban uses
February 11, 2014
Board of Supervisors Hearing Rooms in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria

On February 11, the County Board of Supervisors will consider the recommendation of the Planning Commission to deny the rezone and conditional use permits for the Mosby Recreational Fields. This is a really important meeting and all concerned county residents should attend and let the Board know how important it is to protect our agricultural resources.

These recreational fields (paintball, remote-control car track, and two soccer fields) were installed without permits on agricultural lands east of Lompoc. Now, the property owner is seeking permits after the fact to make these uses legal.

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SB CAN Oscar Viewing Gala

We hope you'll join us for SB CAN's 10th annual Oscar Viewing Gala at the home of Susan Rose and Allan Ghitterman in Santa Barbara on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 5 p.m.

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HOV Lane - Edible Landscaping Workshop

Santa Barbara County Action Network Update
January 18, 2014

1.  Highway 101 HOV Lanes
2.  Free Edible Landscaping Workshop

 



1.  HIGHWAY 101 HOV LANES

As has been widely reported, the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) Board of Directors on Thursday, January 16, in an 11-2 vote, acted to keep the Highway 101 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane on track. Retention of the left-hand on and off ramps was rejected.

Last August, when SBCAG adopted the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), SB CAN supported adoption of the plan, but urged the SBCAG board not to shorten the HOV lane as some SBCAG board members had suggested in May. We let them know if they shortened the HOV lane, that would have triggered a new RTP and jeopardized the project. We also would have withdrawn our support of the project. Many others joined us in calling for retention of the entire HOV lane.

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Fracking and Highway 101 widening

 Santa Barbara County Action Network

ACTION ALERT

January 12, 2014

1. Fracking
2. Highway 101 widening


1.  FRACKING: Following up on our earlier message, please know that a major public hearing about fracking regulations is happening Monday, January 13 at the Betteravia Government Center from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Some of our colleagues have planned the following protest to begin at 2 p.m.  SB CAN encourages its members and friends to attend both events and speak your minds.

At our H.O.T meetings last week, we agreed that a major focus of our comments should be on water: the potential to pollute our groundwater and the surety that fracking--if allowed in California and in Santa Barbara County--will send millions of gallons of precious water far below the surface of the Earth, never to be recovered.

Monday, January 13
Santa Barbara County Supervisors Hearing Room
511 East Lakeside Parkway
Santa Maria, CA 93455

Fracking Protest: 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Public Hearing on Proposed DOGGR Regulations: 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

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