County Land for Housing and SBCAN North County "Looking Forward" Awards Dinner

Hope Village on county-owned land in Santa Maria

You can still speak up for affordable and workforce housing on county-owned land!


While the rezone process is over for the Housing Element, you can still encourage the County of Santa Barbara to help alleviate our housing crisis. 
Sign this petition to urge the Board of Supervisors to use county-owned land to develop deed-restricted affordable and workforce housing and to maximize low-income and moderate housing units, rather than developing any additional market-rate units. 
Developing housing on underutilized county-owned land can help guarantee that housing units will be affordable and will go directly to local employees rather than out-of-town investors. This can help disrupt additional gentrification and can promote stability for our hard-working residents.
County-owned land is funded by Santa Barbara County taxpayers and data shows that our greatest need is affordable housing units so that we can work, live, and play in the county. A third of the county’s employees (more than 1,000 employees) cannot afford to live within the county. 
We encourage you to voice your support for developing deed-restricted affordable and workforce housing units on underutilized county-owned land.

Thanks to those of you who have already signed!

And don't forget about our upcoming...

Santa Barbara County Action Network
North County “Looking Forward” Awards Dinner & Fundraiser
June 23, 2024 from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
Radisson Hotel, 3455 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria  

Santa Barbara County Action Network recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations that work selflessly to protect our environment and the rights of our county’s residents. These awards bring attention to this good work and help raise funds we need to keep doing our part. 

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This year we are recognizing:

The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County
Environmental Award

Lucy Thoms-Harrington & Lompoc-Vandenberg Chapter of AAUW
Giving Back Award

Steve Molina
Social Justice Award

Noemi Velasquez
Working Families Award

Cliff Lambert
“Looking Forward” Award

Daniel Segura
Youth Activist Award

Will you join with our Early Sponsors to recognize the outstanding work of these individuals and organizations? 

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Early Sponsors

California Condor
Dick & Marilyn Mazess
UFCW Local 770

Red-tailed Hawk
Allan Hancock College
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
Fund for Santa Barbara
Gerry DeWitt

California Quail
Coasthills Credit Union
Cliff Solomon & Pam Gates
McCune Foundation

Anna's Hummingbird
Marc Chytilo & Nancy Weiss
Virginia Perry Souza
County Supervisor Das Williams
Mary Rose & Associates
Janet Blevins & Gary Smith

If you'd like to volunteer or would like a sliding scale ticket, contact us at [email protected]