Come to SBCAN Roundtables Thursday, April 13 and Friday April 14

We hope you'll join us Thursday in Santa Maria or Friday in Santa Barbara to discuss several important issues:

SBCAN North County Roundtable/North County Coalition Environmental Committee

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6 PM

NEW LOCATION FOR THIS MONTH: Bici Centro, 310 East Oak Street
(Just a half block from the Cornerstone Community Room), Santa Maria


  1. Call to Order by Janet Blevins; Introductions; Agenda Review (5 min.)
  2. North County Coalition’s Environmental Committee. The North County Coalition has formed several committees to address concerns raised by actions of the new president and his administration. One committee is the Environmental Committee and—at least for now—the meetings are being held as part of our regularly scheduled Roundtable meeting. Open discussion of issues that the committee members want the committee to address. (40 min.)
  3. Enhancing habitat at wastewater treatment plants. Jeanne Sparks will report on current independent research. (10 min.)
  4. Santa Maria Community Television. Jeanne Sparks, a member of the SMCTV Board of Directors, will report on efforts to ensure the long-term viability of this community resource. (10 min.)
  5. Open discussion about other items of interest. All (10 min.)
  6. Suggestions for next month’s agenda (May 11).  (5 min.)
  7. Tour of Bici Centro—the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition’s New Santa Maria Facility. Ken Dahmen is SB Bike’s Santa Maria Program Manager. He will report on the Coalition’s activities and give us a tour. (20 min.)

SBCAN South County Roundtable

Friday, April 14, 2017, Noon

Union Bank’s Community Room, 15 East Carrillo St., Santa Barbara


(Times are rough estimates)

  1. Call to Order. Introductions; Agenda Review (5 min.)
  2. Brief updates from participants. (2 to 5 min. each)
  3. Supervisor Das Williams on the County’s Budget Process. One of SBCAN’s Founding Members, and now First District Supervisor, will join us to discuss the budget process—which will include public hearings beginning next week—and other important issues. (30 min.)
  4. Rancho La Laguna Subdivision.  Linda Krop, EDC Chief Counsel, will discuss this proposed subdivision of a 4,000-acre ranch north of Los Olivos and—as time permits—other important environmental issues. (20 min.)
  5. Open discussion about other items of interest. (10 min.)
  6. Next meeting.  Our next meeting is scheduled for May 12.