Local Development under Climate Change Zoom Nov. 3 at 2:30 pm

SBCAN has been asked to invite interested parties to participate in Local Development under Climate Change: Evaluating Trade-offs Between Carbon Emissions, Water Sustainability, and Affordable Housing for Communities in the Central Coast.   

The focus of this meeting is a scenario analysis to understand tradeoffs between important goals for water supplies, land use, including housing, and climate change.

Researchers from UC Santa Cruz are looking for input from San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Stakeholders

DATE:   Wednesday, Nov. 3            
TIME:   2:30 PM - 4 PM Pacific Time

Please share with other interested parties.      

Principal Investigator Ruth Langridge
University of California, Santa Cruz

Research Team
Tamara Wilson, Paul Selmants, Benjamin Sleeter - USGS

Jim Thorne, Ryan Boynton - UC Davis
Karen Chapple, Tim Thomas, Julia Greenberg - UC Berkeley

Background information is below.

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Speak up at County Redistricting Meeting Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021

The Citizen's Independent Redistricting Commission will meet Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 6pm. The maps have all been submitted, and the Commission will choose three to five maps to move forward. Be heard!
The public hearing will be held in-person at the Betteravia Government Administration Building in Santa Maria (511 East Lakeside Parkway), and will be accessible via Zoom. To attend via Zoom, use this link: https://zoom.us/j/96627818457 or call in to (669) 900-6833 or (346) 248-7799, ID: 966 2781 8457.
SBCAN supports the "United Communities Map," and we urge you to speak in favor of the map at the hearing. This map will make the voices of Latinx communities stronger, uplift climate resilience issues around wildfires and debris flows, and center the needs of renters and working class communities. 

SBCAN appreciates the support of county supervisors on many of the issues we have spoken up about. Nonetheless, we support having districts that are majority-minority and have been working with CAUSE to propose new district lines.

Below is more information about the "United Communities" Map and reasons for the boundary changes.

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SBCAN Roundtables feature Salud Carbajal & a proposal to develop Solomon Hills

Congressmember Salud Carbajal will join us, and we will hear about a proposal to develop the Solomon Hills south of Orcutt at separate upcoming Roundtable meetings. 

On Friday next week, we will hear from Congressmember Salud Carbajal. He will discuss the status of the infrastructure bill, voting rights, the current oil issues in our region, and other relevant measures. We will also hear updates from members. Please let us know if there is anything you would like to discuss. 

SBCAN South County Roundtable
Friday, Oct. 29, 2021
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Note changed start time (this meeting only) 
Via Zoom - Registration Required


  1. Call to Order Introductions; Agenda Review (5 min.)
  2. Brief updates from participants. Please let us know if there are items you want to bring up. (2 to 5 min. each)
  3. Updates from Congressmember Salud Carbajal
  4. Our next meetings are to be determined and will be via Zoom.

Contact us at [email protected] for a link to register for the meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Tell Newsom - No New Fossil Fuel Permits! - Protest this Friday in SB

Join The Society of Fearless Grandmothers, UCSB's Environmental Affairs Board and SBCAN at a Fridays for Future rally in downtown Santa Barbara this Friday at 4:30 p.m. 


Students from UCSB Environmental Affairs Board and Sunrise Movement Santa Barbara are co-sponsoring a Halloween-themed climate rally and march on Friday, October 22 along with the Society of Fearless Grandmothers-SB, Santa Barbara County Action Network (SBCAN), 350 SB and Women’s March SB. Please see attached press release and flyer.

Global warming threatens the future of young people all over the world. UCSB students say, “Halloween should be scary, not our future,” so they are rising up to send the message to elected officials and adults in power: take action NOW to meet the climate emergency. They have a particular message for Governor Newsom: STOP approving new fossil fuel projects. And for California electeds: STOP taking fossil fuel donations! and No Climate-No Deal!

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March for women's rights on Saturday in SM


Stop Exxon's Dangerous Trucking Proposal - Protest Friday, Sept. 24, 2021

Join The Society of Fearless Grandmothers, UCSB's Environmental Affairs Board and SBCAN at a rally in downtown Santa Barbara this Friday at 4:30 pm to oppose Exxon's dangerous trucking proposal. 


WHO: The Society of Fearless Grandmothers-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County Action Network, 350 Santa Barbara, UCSB Environmental Affairs Board, Sunrise Movement-Santa Barbara, Women’s March-Santa Barbara, and other social justice and environmental justice organizations.

WHAT: Rally and March with Elders and Youth in support of the Fridays for Future Global Climate Strike

WHEN: Friday, September 24, Rally at 4:30 PM followed by March

WHERE: Rally at County Administration Building, 105 E. Anapamu, followed by march onto State Street ending at De La Guerra Plaza.

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Gloria Soto & Steve Bennett at Roundtables This Week

Below are the agendas and zoom links for our

North County Roundtable on Thursday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. 

and our South County Roundtable on Friday, Sept 17 at noon

Please be sure to register and let us know if there are any other items you would like to see discussed! 

Come to our North County Roundtable on Thursday, September 16 at 5 p.m.

We will hear from Santa Maria City Councilmember Gloria Soto about the General Plan Update and other issues coming up at the Santa Maria City Council.


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SBCAN August South County Roundtable Cancelled, Save the Date for Assembly Member Steve Bennett - September 17th at noon

Our South County Roundtable is cancelled for this month. 

Please save the date for a special Roundtable meeting next month, on September 17th at noon via zoom. We will be meeting with State Assembly Member Steve Bennett to hear his thoughts on housing, particularly around SB 9 and 10 and Community Land Trusts, as well as his bill AB 896 that would remove bankruptcy loopholes for oil and gas companies that allow them to improperly abandon their idle wells. There will be plenty of time for any other questions you may have for him. Hope to see you there!

Let us know if you have any topics you'd like us to discuss in the upcoming months. 


SBCAN NC RT: SM General Plan, SM River project, premium pay for grocery workers and more at our NC Roundtable on Thurs. SC RT postponed.

Below is the agenda for our North County Roundtable on Thursday, Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. 

We are tentatively planning our South County Roundtable for next Friday, Aug. 20 at noon. We will send more information on that in a few days.

We hope you’ll come to our North County Roundtable this Thursday, Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. to hear about relevant issues SBCAN is involved with in the North County.

We will hear from Santa Maria city staff about the Santa Maria General Plan Update, from SBCAN staff about the Santa Maria River Healthy Watershed Project and from UFCW 770 about efforts to direct some of the American Rescue Plan's funds towards essential workers in our county. 

We will also hear an update about the push to change the Santa Maria school board logo and the city logo and we'll give an update on the Neighborhoods project.

Please let us know if there is anything else you would like to discuss. 

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Santa Barbara County Redistricting hearing August 4, 2021, at 6

Santa Barbara County's Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission will have a hearing tonight, Aug. 4 at 6 p.m.

This is an important issue that SBCAN is tracking and may weigh in on in the future.

The commission is looking for input from community members and residents, especially from the Fifth District, on important communities of interest and neighborhoods that should be respected when drawing the county's new supervisorial districts.

The meeting includes: Redistricting overview, public input on communities of interest and the composition of districts. Mapping tools training. Business meeting.

Download the agenda here: https://drawsantabarbaracounty.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/CIRC-Agenda-20210804-FINAL.pdf

A link to additional information is here. You can draw a map, view draft maps, view public comments and more: https://drawsantabarbaracounty.org

The meeting will be in-person and accessible via Zoom.

In person: Betteravia Hearing Room, 511 East Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96627818457 or call (669) 900-6833 or (346) 248-7799 ID: 966 2781 8457

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