On Tuesday, May 17, around 3 p.m., the Board of Supervisors will consider whether to extend the Santa Maria River levee trail to Guadalupe.
This trail would provide a much needed scenic, recreational and transportation corridor between Santa Maria and Guadalupe that could accommodate bicyclists, joggers and pedestrians. It's a unique asset that the public should be able to access. It would provide more access to nature, more opportunities for recreational activities for residents and economic stimulation for local businesses in both cities.
Although the levee is in the north county, we are looking for support from members of the public from throughout the county.
Can you join us and sign a petition supporting the extension now? Click here: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/santa-maria-river-trail-expansion-support-petition?source=email&
If you can, please attend a rally organized by CAUSE prior to the item coming before the board. It will be Tuesday, May 17 at 1:30 p.m. at the Betteravia Government Center, 511 E. Lakeside Parkway in Santa Maria. You can also provide testimony there or on the fourth floor at the county building at 105 East Anapamu St. in Santa Barbara.
If you can’t show up in person, please send written comments to the board by 5 p.m. Monday or testify remotely on Tuesday.
If you would like to submit a pre-drafted email, which you can modify, click here: https://causenow.org/content/extend-sm-river-trail-guadalupe?fbclid=IwAR3961LihuIwKjjkBBHJ5ribM6D2ZZZ1cCi00hp1rGXaUcldAqOzNkAUwdE
Or click here to create an email to the Clerk of the Board. Add a subject line such as "May 17 BOS Agenda Item #7, Letter in support of the Santa Maria River Levee Trail."
More information about testifying is below.