Action Alerts

  • SBCAN: Women's March SMV at 2pm on Sun, Mar 6 at Minami Center

    Please see this message from our friends at Women's March Santa Maria.


    Sunday, March 6, 2022

    The Women’s March is Returning to Santa Maria

    Santa Maria is one of the 4th Annual Women’s Marches to be held nationwide in 2022

    Who: Women’s March Santa Maria Valley

    What: Joining thousands of Women’s March Sister Marches worldwide

    When: March 6, 2022, from 2 pm to 4 pm

    Where: The event will be held at the Minami Center (Enos and Depot). We will march from the Center east to Broadway, then north to Stowell, west to Depot and return on Enos.

  • Stop ExxonMobil's Dangerous Trucking Project

    SBCAN urges you to submit a public comment in OPPOSITION to ExxonMobil's dangerous offshore platform restart and trucking proposal this week.

    Written public comments are due by NOON on Friday, March 4th. Submit your comment by emailing [email protected] or add your name to this petition.


  • Meagan Harmon is SBCAN's Membership Mtg guest speaker March 19 via Zoom

    Please join us for our

    Santa Barbara County Action Network 
    2022 Membership Appreciation Meeting
    and Board Election

    Saturday, March 19, 2022
    Noon-1 p.m.

    via Zoom
    Registration required. Click here to register.

  • NCAD 2022 Nominations

    It's time to submit your nominations for the 2022 North County "Looking Forward" Awards.

    Submit nominations via this Google Form

    Awards will be presented at our annual fundraiser in June to individuals, organizations, or businesses in the North County who have made significant contributions to the community.

    Please take the time to nominate those in your community that deserve recognition. Feel free to submit multiple nominations. Please submit nominations by Monday, January 31.


  • SBCAN Celebrates 20 years in January 2022

    Wow, what a year! The community came out of our Covid isolation only to learn that we are still not out of the woods. However, we’ve found ways to keep making progress on the changes that need to be made. And you’ve been with us every step of the way! Thank you for your support.

    Now, we’re proud to announce Santa Barbara County Action Network is turning 20!

    Click here for a pdf of the December Newsletter


  • Munger Hall and Redistricting Discussed on Friday, Dec. 10th at noon. No North County Roundtable this Month

    We hope you will join us at our South County Roundtable this Friday, December 10th at noon for a discussion about Munger Hall and Redistricting.

    There will be no North County Roundtable this month. We will talk more about the Solomon Hills proposal at the North County Roundtable in January. 

    Please let us know if there are other items you would like to discuss at either meeting. 

    SBCAN South County Roundtable
    Friday, Dec. 10th, 2021

    12- 1:30 PM

    Via Zoom - Registration Required


    1. Call to Order Introductions; Agenda Review (5 min.)
    2. Munger Hall - Dick Flacks and Jonathan Abboud will give us an update on the proposed dorm and the overall UCSB housing situation. (40 min.)
    3. Redistricting - On Wednesday the Citizen's Independent Redistricting Commission will finalize their decision on the County District Map. We will learn more about what the new districts mean for SBCAN and our goals for the County (40 min)
    4. Brief updates from participants. Please let us know if there are items you want to bring up. (2 to 5 min. each)
    5. Our next meetings are to be determined and will be via Zoom.

    Contact [email protected] for a link to register for the meeting. 

  • SBCAN: Support Rent Stabilization in SB & SM on Tues., Dec. 7

    On Tuesday, Dec. 7:

    • The Santa Barbara City Council will be discussing a Rent Stabilization Ordinance.
    • Community members will also be calling on the Santa Maria City Council to adopt a Rent Stabilization Ordinance for mobile home parks.

    Please lend your support through written or verbal public comment to protect renters, families, and essential workers and keep them in our community. 


  • Submit Public Comment on CalGEM's Draft Setback Rule

    Tell California Officials: No Drilling Where We're Living! 

    Submit a public comment HERE 

    Right now, more than 2 Million Californians are living and breathing the toxic health impacts of oil and gas drilling sites in their neighborhoods. An end to chronic asthma and cancer in our neighborhoods is in sight. Just last month, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a draft regulation to stop new drilling within 3,200 feet of homes, hospitals, schools, and other sensitive receptors. 

  • 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.

  • 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: 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.