Action Alerts

  • AMM 2023

    Let us know if you can attend SBCAN's Annual Membership Meeting on February 5th, 2023. 
     
    Please RSVP by emailing [email protected]
     
    This will be a hybrid meeting with the option to join remotely via zoom. If you plan to attend via zoom, please register using this link.  
     
  • Protect Prime Ag Land in Lompoc

    Please see this message from our partners at EDC which represents SBCAN on this issue. Also, read the opinion article SBCAN's Advocacy and Events Director, Nadia Abushanab, wrote about the issue here.

    HELP PROTECT PRIME FARMLAND IN LOMPOC

    The City of Lompoc is attempting to expand its Sphere of Influence (SOI) to include 148.3 acres of prime farmland adjacent to Bailey Avenue, a first step in paving the way for future development. In the past, EDC on behalf of Santa Barbara County Action Network (SBCAN) along with agricultural partners, successfully opposed development along Bailey Avenue that would have transformed a 270-acre piece of prime agricultural land into an urbanized development consisting of nearly 2,700 homes. Today, prime farmland along Bailey Avenue is again under threat as a result of the City’s Application to expand its urban Sphere of Influence. EDC and SBCAN need your help today to protect this prime farmland in Lompoc.

     

  • RSVP for SBCAN's Annual Membership Meeting on February 5th

    Let us know if you can attend SBCAN's Annual Membership Meeting on February 5th, 2023. 
     
    Please RSVP by emailing [email protected]
     
    As we “come of age” on our 21st anniversary, founding members will talk about the origins of Santa Barbara County Action Network, what the political climate was like in 2002, and why they saw a need for this organization. All SBCAN members will be invited to discuss how the organization has progressed through the last two decades and what their hopes are for the future of SBCAN. 
     
    Founding members who will be attending are: Dick Flacks, David Landecker, Rachel Couch, Joyce Howerton, Gary Atkins, and more (we hope!). 
     
    We will begin the meeting with a member social half-hour with a potluck, so please bring a snack or drink to share. We will also conduct the election of SBCAN Board of Directors and the installation of officers and at-large board members for 2023
     
    We hope you will be able to join the festivities and the discussion during SBCAN’s annual membership meeting on Sunday, February 5, 2023 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Marks-in-the-Valley, 2901 Nojoqui Ave. in Los Olivos.
     
    Please RSVP and let us know if you are bringing a dish by emailing [email protected]See you then! 
  • January 2023 Roundtables

    Happy new year from SBCAN! Our first roundtables of 2023 will be held this week. We hope you will join us for one or both. Zoom information for both meetings are below.  
     
    On Thursday, January 12th we will discuss Santa Maria's proposal to annex and develop a parcel near Union Valley Parkway, the Phillips 66 refinery shut down, and other updates. 
    On Friday, January 13th, Supervisor Laura Capps will join us for a discussion about her priorities for the second district, and will answer questions from our members.
     
  • 2023 Annual Membership Meeting

    Mark your calendars for SBCAN's Annual Membership Meeting on February 5th, 2023. 
     
    As we “come of age” on our 21st anniversary, founding members will talk about the origins of Santa Barbara County Action Network, what the political climate was like in 2002, and why they saw a need for this organization. All SBCAN members will be invited to discuss how the organization has progressed through the last two decades and what their hopes are for the future of SBCAN. 
     
    We will begin the meeting with a member social half-hour with a potluck meal, so please bring a dish, snack, or drink to share. We will also conduct the election of SBCAN Board of Directors and the installation of officers and at-large board members for 2023
     
    We hope you will be able to join the festivities and the discussion during SBCAN’s annual membership meeting on Sunday, February 5, 2023 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Marks-in-the-Valley, 2901 Nojoqui Ave. in Los Olivos.
     
    Please RSVP and let us know if you are bringing a dish by emailing [email protected]See you then! 
  • CEC Climate Action Webinar

    Please see this message from our partners at CEC, the Community Environmental Council. 
     
     

    The Community Environmental Council (CEC) a webinar, CEC Climate Action Webinar Series: Creating Waves of Change: CEC’s Climate Stewards Talk Local Action & Impact —free to attend. Thursday, January 12, from 6:30 to 7:30  p.m. on Zoom. Register here: cec.pub/cswebinar 


    Join us for a webinar to get inspired by a powerful showcase of community-led action. You’ll hear from a handful of CEC’s Climate Stewards (a growing alumni network now 80+ strong) as they share their experience taking the course, the community action projects they designed, and how they are putting new-found climate knowledge to work within Central Coast communities. You’ll also learn how you can step up by getting involved in their projects, starting your own, or becoming a Climate Steward yourself. Register here: cec.pub/cswebinar
  • Happy Holidays from SBCAN!

    Happy Holidays
    from Santa Barbara County Action Network
    board of directors and staff!

    With your help, we are making a difference in environmental, economic and social justice throughout the county.

    THANK YOU!

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    Great egret at Goleta Slough April 28, 2022 by Jeanne Sparks
  • Sleeping bags and more needed by Dec 12

    The Public Defender's Office is requesting donations of sleeping bags and other items by December 12.

     
  • Potential loss of nearly 4,000 oaks in Nipomo, SM River watershed initiative & Bailey Avenue at Dec, 8, 2022 NC Roundtable

    The potential loss of nearly 4,000 mature oaks in Nipomo has been added as a topic in our North County Roundtable meeting tomorrow - 
    We hope you will join us!
    Pelicans-P8260102.jpgPelicans at Santa Maria River estuary, Aug. 26, 2022, photo by Jeanne Sparks
  • Protect Prime Agricultural Farm Land in Lompoc

    Please see this important message from our partners at the Environmental Defense Center, who is representing SBCAN on this issue. Also, the staff report was recently posted and staff recommends that LAFCO postpone the issue until the February meeting. Please let LAFCO know you support the staff's recommendation.