SB CAN Action Alert May 1, 2015 - May Day Rally in SM, Community Choice Energy & water supply and quality

Santa Barbara County Action Network 
Action Alert 
May 1, 2015


  1. May Day Rally 6 p.m. Friday, May 1 in Santa Maria
  2. Support Community Choice Energy Tuesday, May 5  
  3. "Learn It, Build It" workshop for rain, gray water and stormwater supply and quality Tuesday and Wednesday, May 5-6


1. May Day Rally - International Day of the Worker 

6 p.m., Friday, May 1
Corner of Main & Broadway, Santa Maria 

CAUSE, UFCW, UDW, and FIOB (Frente Indígena Oaxaqueño Binacional – Oaxacan Indigenous Binational Front, a nonprofit, bi-national organization assisting immigrants from Mexico) invite you to stand in solidarity with the farm worker boycott in San Quintin, Mexico and in protest of the ICE detention facility in Santa Maria.

For more information, call 720-7384.

2.  Support Community Choice Energy Tuesday, May 5
Board of Supervisors Hearing
105 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara
Remote testimony from 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria

The Board of Supervisors will be hearing a presentation from county staff regarding Community Choice Energy, which would enable the county to buy and build cleaner, energy, including local control and competitive rates. Community Environmental Council will present following staff during comment period. 

CEC and SB CAN encourages all to attend the meeting and/or send letters to the board in support of funding a feasibility study. SB CAN board and participants at our H.O.T. Committee meetings in the north and south have discussed this and think a feasibility study should be done.

The item is number 6 on the departmental agenda. It is expected to come up around 11 a.m. or later. The meeting can be watched on County of Santa Barbara TV Channel 20 starting at 9 a.m.

For more information, contact Jefferson Litten, Energy Program Manager, Community Environmental Council
805-963-0583 x105 or [email protected]

Click here for the county's staff report.

3.  "Learn It, Build It" workshop for rain, gray water and stormwater supply and quality Tuesday and Wednesday, May 5-6


For more information, visit:
Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.

Thank you,

Ken Hough
SB  CAN Executive Director
[email protected]
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Thank you,

Ken Hough
SB CAN Executive Director