SBCAN Action Alert July 7, 2015

Santa Barbara County Action Network 
July 7, 2015

1.  
SBCAN North County H.O.T. (Housing, Open space and Transportation) Committee meeting
 
Thursday, July 9, 2015, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
2.  
SBCAN South County H.O.T. (Housing, Open space and Transportation) Committee meeting
 
Friday, July 10, 2015 12:00 PM  (NOTE NEW START TIME)

1. 
SBCAN North County H.O.T. (Housing, Open space and Transportation) Committee meeting 
Thursday, July 9, 2015, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Cornerstone Community Room, 705 S. McClelland, (corner of Jones Street) in the same building as the Discovery Museum, Santa Maria, CA 

DRAFT AGENDA

  1. Call to Order by Chair Jerry Connor; Introductions; Agenda Review (5 min.)
  2. SBCAN report: A Community Alert—Risks From Oil Trains & the Phillips 66 Rail Spur Project: Monthly update on status of efforts to convince County of San Luis Obispo to disapprove the project; final report prepared by Jane Baxter for SBCAN to be posted on SBCAN’s website by July 8. (10 min.)
  3. Central Coast Immigrant Rights Coalition: New coalition formed by CAUSE; report on first meeting, which is being held July 8. (10 min.)
  4. Forum on Oil Transport and Transition to Renewable Energy System: Rebecca Claassen has suggested that Food and Water Watch and SBCAN cosponsor a forum, perhaps in September, in Santa Maria. (10 min.)
  5. California Fracking/Oil & Gas Monitoring Project: A summary of this project is attached to this agenda. SBCAN member and Food and Water Watch staff member Rebecca Claassen asks that SBCAN consider participating in this project. (10 minutes)
  6. Community Choice Energy: County and City of Santa Barbara have funded a feasibility study of Community Choice Energy. Apparently the County found little interest among North County cities. (10 minutes)
  7. Other HOT items of interest to those in attendance: All (10 min.)
  8. Suggestions for next month’s agenda

2.  
SBCAN South County H.O.T. (Housing, Open space and Transportation) Committee meeting
 
Friday, July 10, 2015 12:00 PM  (NOTE NEW START TIME)
Rabobank, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 33 Carrillo St. (corner of Anacapa Street), Santa Barbara

 DRAFT AGENDA

1.         Call to Order; Introductions; Agenda Review (5 min.)

2.         Brief updates from invited, but not necessarily confirmed, participants (2 to 5 min. each)

            a.         Sama Group Report: Ben Werner

            b.         Bike Coalition: Ed France

            c.         Milpas Business Improvement District: Jacquiline Inda

            e.         Sierra Club: Katie Davis

            f.          Food and Water Watch: Becca Claassen 

            g.         Isla Vista Self-Governance Project: Jonathan Abboud

            h.         Others

3.         Goleta Mobile Home Park Ordinance: Sharon Rose (5 min.)

4.         Central Coast Immigrant Rights Coalition (5 min)

5.         Community Choice for Energy (5 min.)

6.         Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan (10 min.)

7.         Follow-up on Short-Term Vacation Rental Issue (10 min.)

8.         SBCAN report: 
A Community Alert—Risks From Oil Trains & the Phillips 66 Rail Spur Project: Monthly update on status of efforts to convince County of San Luis Obispo to disapprove the project; final report prepared by Jane Baxter for SBCAN to be posted on SBCAN’s website by close of business, July 7. (10 min.)

9.         Other HOT topics of interest to those in attendance (10 min.)


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Thank you,

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

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