Action Alerts

  • North County Feb. 8 Roundtable Cancelled

    We are cancelling the SBCAN North County Roundtable that is usually held on the second Thursday of the month.

    Please join us for a Combined South County Roundtable on Friday, Feb. 23 at noon. We will be sending more information later.

    Thank you.

  • SBCAN Roundtable Friday, January 26 on universal healthcare

    Universal healthcare is the main topic of discussion at Santa Barbara County Action Network’s South County Roundtable on Friday, Jan. 26 at noon. 

    Dr. Jerome Hoffman, Dr. Nancy Greep, Dr. David Lebell and Prof. Dick Flacks will lead a discussion on the potential for a single payer system, current legislative opportunities, and what we can all do to promote universal healthcare and a healthier state and country. 

    See below for more information.

    SBCAN South County Roundtable
    Friday, Jan. 26 at noon
    Via Zoom - register at the link below

    AGENDA

    1. Call to Order Introductions; Agenda Review
    2. Universal Healthcare
    3. Updates from members - please let us know if you have items you'd like to see added to the agenda

    Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItf-ysrD8tE9GmmjTC3hTdeQuDVEZZ2m5S

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Hope to see you!

    The following information is from Dr. David Lebell who is a member of Gray Panthers Santa Barbara Network and a member of SBCAN:

  • SBCAN Roundtable Thurs, Jan 11 at 5 pm - trauma-informed workshops

    We will hear a presentation by Creative Behavior Specialist Susan Jones on "trauma-informed" workshops, which seek to bring connection, safety and security into our current practices in schools, homes and communities. We will discuss whether SBCAN ought to pursue a grant to bring these workshops to the Santa Maria Valley.*

    SBCAN North County Roundtable
    5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024
    Via Zoom - register at the link below

    AGENDA

    1. Call to Order Introductions; Agenda Review
    2. Susan Jones, Trauma-informed workshops
    3. Santa Maria River Healthy Watershed Initiative
    4. Updates from members - please let us know if you have items you'd like to see added to the agenda
  • Join SBCAN for environmental, economic and social justice action!

    We at Santa Barbara County Action Network thank you for your support of environmental, economic and social justice issues through your interaction with SBCAN in 2023.

    We invite you to become a member of SBCAN to help us continue to save prime farmland, create more affordable housing, bring together community members to work on watershed issues, fight increased trucking of fossil fuels, oppose restarting of the pipeline that spewed oil into the channel, recognize and promote outstanding leadership, and much more.

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    Read our 2023 Highlights below to see many of our recent actions and our plans for 2024. We’ll soon send information on our upcoming Annual Membership Meeting and Election. We'd like to know what issues you think are important for us to work on in the coming months.

    We hope you will become a member of SBCAN. Members choose whatever level of dues they desire, ranging from $10/year to $250/year. We especially like monthly contributions. Many members chose $10/month. Any level of contribution is valued, and your participation as a member in is invaluable!

    Please use a link below to sign up for membership.

    Happy Holidays!

    Jeanne Sparks and Ken Hough
    SBCAN Co-Executive Directors
    www.sbcan.org
    [email protected]
    805.563.0463



     

  • Thank you from SBCAN! Plus photos & video of Making History/Making Blintzes

    THANK YOU! - THANK YOU! - THANK YOU!
    to everyone who attended or supported our event
    Making History/Making Blintzes - Brunch and Fundraiser
    Sunday, November 12, 2023


    We hope you'll enjoy these photos by Marian Shapiro and Catherine Bernhardt

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    Click here to see photos from the event

    and video by Oscar Gutierrez!

  • Speak up to save ag land at Santa Maria City Council meeting Tuesday, Nov 7, 2023

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    We urge you to speak up to save 1,000 acres of ag land around the City of Santa Maria when the City Council meets on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.m.

    If you can't make it, we hope you'll send a letter.

    Information on talking points, how to attend the council meeting in person or online, and how to mail a letter to the City is available here.

    Esperemos que Vds. úneten a nosotros para salvar tierra agrícolas alrededor de la Ciudad de Santa Maria.

    Informacion en español en puntos de discusión, como asistir o ver la reunión, y como mandar cartas a la ciudad esta aqui. 

    The issue is explained in the op ed below, and much more information is on our website at https://sbcan.nationbuilder.com/santa_maria_general_plan

  • SBCAN Roundtable Friday, Nov. 3, 2023 - Santa Barbara Foundation Housing Report and Santa Maria General Plan Update

    The next SBCAN Roundtable will be a combined one with items of interest to those in the north and south. 

    We will hear about Santa Barbara Foundation's new housing affordability report and its commitment to address the issue. The author of the report, Cassandra Benjamin, will present the information.

    We will also talk about the Santa Maria General Plan Update, which is scheduled to go before the City Council on Nov. 7. SBCAN Executive Director Ken Hough and Community Environmental Council Climate Justice Associate Alhan Diaz-Correa will present on this issue.

    SBCAN Combined Roundtable
    Friday, Nov. 3, 2023
    Noon - 1:30 p.m.
    Via Zoom - register at the link below

    AGENDA

    1. Call to Order Introductions; Agenda Review
    2. Santa Barbara Foundation Housing Affordability report:https://sbfoundation.org/housing-affordability-report/
    3. S.M. General Plan
    4. Updates from members - please let us know if you have items you'd like to see added to the agenda

    Register in advance for this meeting:        https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrdOytrzIvHtQWDqkRxD_2j26qTcN7KhXi     After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Hope to see you!

  • SBCAN Roundtable Nov 3 - SB Fdn Housing Report and SM General Plan Update

    The next SBCAN Roundtable will be a combined one with items of interest to those in the north and south. (The SC Roundtable that is usually held on the fourth Friday will not be held this week.)

    We will hear about Santa Barbara Foundation's new housing affordability report and its commitment to address the issue. The author of the report, Cassandra Benjamin, will present the information.

    We will also talk about the Santa Maria General Plan Update, which is scheduled to go before the City Council on Nov. 7.

    SBCAN Combined Roundtable
    Friday, Nov. 3, 2023
    Noon - 1:30 p.m.
    Via Zoom - register at the link below

    AGENDA

    1. Call to Order Introductions; Agenda Review
    2. Santa Barbara Foundation Housing Affordability report:https://sbfoundation.org/housing-affordability-report/
    3. S.M. General Plan
    4. Updates from members - please let us know if you have items you'd like to see added to the agenda

    Register in advance for this meeting:        https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrdOytrzIvHtQWDqkRxD_2j26qTcN7KhXi     After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Hope to see you!

  • SBCAN honors history-maker Dick Flacks on Nov. 12 - Join Us!

    Please join us in honoring Dick Flacks by sponsoring and coming to SBCAN's"Making History/Making Blintzes" Brunch and Fundraiser.

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  • NC Roundtable Topics on Thursday, Oct 12: NC commuting, SM General Plan and SM River initiative

    At the next North County Roundtable, we have three presentations regarding commuting, the Santa Maria General Plan, and the Santa Maria River Healthy Watershed Initiative.

    Mike Becker, Director of Planning for the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments, will present SBCAG's analysis of where people are commuting from and to, and how it relates to the jobs-housing imbalance. 

    Mike also presented at the South County Roundtable with an emphasis on commuting; this time he will focus more on North County commute patterns. Mike will also provide background on SBCAG's role in Regional Housing Needs Allocations and how they relate to SBCAG's Sustainable Communities Strategy.

    SBCAN North County Roundtable
    Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023
    5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Via Zoom - email [email protected] for a registration link