APCD and SBCAG meetings Jan. 21 and Phillips 66 Oil Train Terminal meeting on Feb. 4 and 5

Santa Barbara County Action Network
January 20, 2016

1. APCD Meeting Thursday, January 21 including air quality monitoring network
2. SBCAG Meeting Thursday, January 21 including Unmet Transit Needs Hearing
3. SLO County Planning Commission Hearing February 4 and 5 on Phillips 66 Oil Train Terminal

1. Air Pollution Control District Board Meeting: Discussion of air quality monitoring network. Santa Barbara County's South Coast has 10 air quality monitoring stations; Santa Maria Valley has one. This agenda item provides an opportunity for North County Residents to advocate for its fair share of monitors.  The meeting is Thursday, January 21 at 1 p.m. at the Betteravia Government Center, 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria. Remote testimony will be taken from the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 105 E. Anapamu Street, 4th floor, Santa Barbara.

Here is the link to the agenda:  http://www.ourair.org/apcd/apcd-board-of-directors-agenda/

2. Santa Barbara County Association of Governments Board Meeting: This meeting, which is also being held at the Betteravia Government Center tomorrow, begins at 8:30 a.m. and includes the annual Unmet Transit Needs Hearing at 10 a.m. Remote testimony will be taken from the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 105 E. Anapamu Street, 4th floor, Santa Barbara.

Here is the link to the agenda:  http://meetings.sbcag.org/Meetings/SBCAG/2016/01%20Jan/Jan%2021%20agenda.html

3. San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission Hearing: Mark your calendars for the hearing on the proposed Phillips 66 crude oil terminal in Nipomo. The hearing begins at 9 a.m. on February 4 and continues on Feb. 5. 

Here is a link to SBCAN's recent op/ed on the subject: http://www.sbcan.org/reasons_to_deny_phillips_66_oil_train_terminal

For more details on the potential impacts in Santa Barbara County see the issue paper on our website at http://www.sbcan.org/impacts_and_risks_from_oil_trains_and_the_phillips_66_rail_spur_project

Finally, some of our partners have arranged for a bus on February 4 from Santa Barbara that will stop in Santa Maria. It will take people to the San Luis Obispo Planning Commission Public Hearing on Phillips 66 Oil Train Project and mass rally to stop oil trains.

Bus Schedule - Thursday, February 4, 2016:
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