SC HOT Committee, Open Streets

1.  Friday, October 16: SC HOT Committee in Santa Barbara
2.  Friday, October 16: Registration deadline to ride the bus from Santa Maria to Santa Barbara for Open Streets


1.  Friday, October 16: SC H.O.T. Committee in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara County Action Network 
South County H.O.T. (Housing, Open space and Transportation) Committee meeting 
Noon, Friday, October 16, 2015
Rabobank, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 33 Carrillo St. (corner of Anacapa Street), Santa Barbara


1.         Call to Order; Introductions; Agenda Review (5 min.)

2.         Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan: Julie Harris from County Planning (15 min.)

3.         Brief updates from invited, but not necessarily confirmed, participants (2 to 5 min. each)

            a.         Bike Coalition: Ed France

            b.         Milpas Business Improvement District: Jacquiline Inda

            e.         Sierra Club: Katie Davis and Jerry Connor

            d.         Food and Water Watch and World Business Academy: Becca Claassen 

            e.         Mobile-Home Project: Sharon Rose

            f.          Citizens Planning Association: Lee Moldaver

            d.         Others

4.         South County Housing Issues (30 min.)

            a.         Goleta Old Town Village Project for 175 Townhomes

            b.         Santa Barbara City College impacts on housing stock

            c.         Short-Term Vacation Rentals

5.         Isla Vista Self-Governance Project; AB 3 Signed by Governor: Jonathan Abboud (10 min.)

6.         Other HOT topics of interest to those in attendance (10 min.)

7.         Suggest items for future HOT agendas (10 min.)

2.  Friday, October 16: Registration deadline to ride the bus from Santa Maria to Santa Barbara for Open Streets 

Kent Epperson, director of SBCAG Traffic Solutions, has arranged for a bus to take residents of Santa Maria to the Open Streets event in Santa Barbara on October 24. If enough people sign up, he will be able to provide the bus. Here's the message from Kent:

I wanted to invite you all to attend the 3rd annual Santa Barbara Open Streets on Sat. Oct. 24th.  We have arranged a free shuttle from Guadalupe and Santa Maria to the event.  The free shuttle is donated by Santa Barbara Airbus (LAX Shuttle) so a huge thanks goes out to our sponsor!

Space on the bus is limited so register to reserve your space on the bus here.  Registration closes on Oct. 16th.

SB Open Streets is MAGIC:  For those of you that are not familiar with the event, it is a 2 mile stretch of Cabrillo Blvd. along Santa Barbara's beautiful beachfront closed to motorized vehicles and open for families to bike, walk, skate, dance, play and exercise on.  We will have multiple dance and music stages, yoga, basketball, street hockey, a skate park, chalk drawing, dancing zombies and much much more.  With no cars, there is no noise, no pollution and it is safe, safe, safe.  The event is Santa Barbara's premier health and wellness event.  Some of you may have attended the 1st annual Guadalupe Ciclovia - this is very similar to our event in SB.  Here is a video from our first annual event two years ago.

Interested in seeing an Open Streets event in Santa Maria?  Catch the fever and experience our event first hand.  If you want to make this field trip even more fulfilling, help us by becoming a volunteer and earn a 2015 commemorative t-shirt.  

Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested in this unique and fun filled FREE activity.

Kent Epperson
Director of SBCAG Traffic Solutions