SC HOT Meeting, Draw Line Against Fossil Fuels, & Climate Justice March

Santa Barbara County Action Network 
Action Alert
December 10, 2015

1. South County H.O.T. Committee Meeting, Friday, December 11, Noon
2. Draw the Line Against Fossil Fuels, Saturday, December 12, 11 a.m.
3. Climate Justice March, Sunday, December 13, 12:01 p.m.

1. SBCAN South County Housing, Open space & Transportation (H.O.T) Committee
Friday, December 11, 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.         Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy: Mike Becker, SBCAG

            (30 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: Jerry Connor

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

            e.         Mobile-Home Project: Ken Hough for Sharon Rose

            f.          Citizens Planning Association: Lee Moldaver

            g.         Isla Vista Self-Governance Project: Jonathan Abboud

            h.         Sustainable Living Research Initiative: Ben Werner

            i.          Others

4.         Community Choice Energy Update (5 min.)

5.         Short-Term Housing Rentals Update (5 min.)

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

7.         Discuss priorities for 2016 (10 min.)

2. Draw the Line Against Fossil Fuels
Saturday, December 12
11 a.m.
Osos/Jennifer Street Bridge at the SLO Train Station, San Luis Obispo

Message from

"Join the SLO community as we join together to draw the line between this beautiful place and fossil fuels. We demand an end to fossil fuel infrastructure like the oil train here in San Luis Obispo. Bring your signs and your commitment. The UN Climate Summit will take place this year in Paris, starting on November 30, 2015 and ending on December 11th. On December 12, 2015, San Luis Obispo 350, as part of a worldwide effort to send a unified message: there are some things that we as environmental activists can not and will not compromise. These are our climate RED LINES. We demand that it is time to keep 80% of fossil fuels in the ground and ensure a just transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050. In other words, it is time to “Turn Off” our dependence on dirty, dangerous energy like coal, oil and gas and “Turn On” to renewable energy, like rooftop solar, wind farms and energy conservation."

3. Climate Justice March "Drawing the Line for a Livable Climate"
Sunday, December 13
12:01 p.m.

Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Gardens to the Beach, 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Message from

"Starting at noon, we will march from the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens down State St. to the Beach.  There will be speakers at the Courthouse and at the Beach at 1:00.  Wear Red so we can make a Red Line at the Beach for a photo.  Come help us take over the sidewalks, chant and let people know we care about Climate Justice in Santa Barbara! No more Fossil Fuel infrastructure in our county! Bring signs!"


2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Board Election and Installation and General Membership Meeting
St. Mark's in the Valley, 2901 Nojoqui Ave, Los Olivos CA 93441

Hannah-Beth Jackson and Dave Davis are our guest speakers for this fun, relaxing reception where we will renew acquaintances, talk about SBCAN's direction in the new year, enjoy some wine and refreshments, and elect and install our board. We'll send more details later.

5 p.m.
Oscar Viewing Gala
Home of Susan Rose and Allan Ghitterman
Santa Barbara

Join us for our annual get together to watch the Oscars and win prizes for predicting who the winners will be. Wine, cheese, and other delectables will be served. More details later.

5 p.m.-8 p.m.
North County "Looking Forward" Awards Dinner
Santa Maria

We will recognize five outstanding individuals or organizations from the North County during our annual dinner in Santa Maria. Send us your nominations.

Criteria for Awards

•  Open to individuals, local businesses and community organizations located or working in northern and central Santa Barbara County (Santa Maria, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Guadalupe areas.)
•  Must have demonstrated commitment to social equity, diversity, social and economic justice, or environmental protection.

Award Categories

1.  Social Justice Award – For promoting fairness, tolerance, equality, respect and compassion for all people in our community.
2.  Environmental Protection and Sustainability Award – For valuing, protecting, and preserving our natural resources and environment.
3.  Giving Back to the Community Award – For giving back selflessly to the community through volunteer activities and community projects.
4.  Working Families Award - For helping working families to obtain affordable health care, housing, educational and job opportunities; or to improve wages, benefits, working conditions, and worker rights.
5.  “Looking Forward” Award – For strong leadership and vision in community building, civic engagement, and improving the quality of life in our community.

We'll send more on this event later, too.