Action Alerts

  • SBCAN Celebrates 20 years in January 2022

    Wow, what a year! The community came out of our Covid isolation only to learn that we are still not out of the woods. However, we’ve found ways to keep making progress on the changes that need to be made. And you’ve been with us every step of the way! Thank you for your support.

    Now, we’re proud to announce Santa Barbara County Action Network is turning 20!

    Click here for a pdf of the December Newsletter


  • Munger Hall and Redistricting Discussed on Friday, Dec. 10th at noon. No North County Roundtable this Month

    We hope you will join us at our South County Roundtable this Friday, December 10th at noon for a discussion about Munger Hall and Redistricting.

    There will be no North County Roundtable this month. We will talk more about the Solomon Hills proposal at the North County Roundtable in January. 

    Please let us know if there are other items you would like to discuss at either meeting. 

    SBCAN South County Roundtable
    Friday, Dec. 10th, 2021

    12- 1:30 PM

    Via Zoom - Registration Required


    1. Call to Order Introductions; Agenda Review (5 min.)
    2. Munger Hall - Dick Flacks and Jonathan Abboud will give us an update on the proposed dorm and the overall UCSB housing situation. (40 min.)
    3. Redistricting - On Wednesday the Citizen's Independent Redistricting Commission will finalize their decision on the County District Map. We will learn more about what the new districts mean for SBCAN and our goals for the County (40 min)
    4. Brief updates from participants. Please let us know if there are items you want to bring up. (2 to 5 min. each)
    5. Our next meetings are to be determined and will be via Zoom.

    Contact [email protected] for a link to register for the meeting. 

  • SBCAN: Support Rent Stabilization in SB & SM on Tues., Dec. 7

    On Tuesday, Dec. 7:

    • The Santa Barbara City Council will be discussing a Rent Stabilization Ordinance.
    • Community members will also be calling on the Santa Maria City Council to adopt a Rent Stabilization Ordinance for mobile home parks.

    Please lend your support through written or verbal public comment to protect renters, families, and essential workers and keep them in our community. 


  • Submit Public Comment on CalGEM's Draft Setback Rule

    Tell California Officials: No Drilling Where We're Living! 

    Submit a public comment HERE 

    Right now, more than 2 Million Californians are living and breathing the toxic health impacts of oil and gas drilling sites in their neighborhoods. An end to chronic asthma and cancer in our neighborhoods is in sight. Just last month, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a draft regulation to stop new drilling within 3,200 feet of homes, hospitals, schools, and other sensitive receptors. 

  • Local Development under Climate Change Zoom Nov. 3 at 2:30 pm

    SBCAN has been asked to invite interested parties to participate in Local Development under Climate Change: Evaluating Trade-offs Between Carbon Emissions, Water Sustainability, and Affordable Housing for Communities in the Central Coast.   

    The focus of this meeting is a scenario analysis to understand tradeoffs between important goals for water supplies, land use, including housing, and climate change.

    Researchers from UC Santa Cruz are looking for input from San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Stakeholders

    DATE:   Wednesday, Nov. 3            
    TIME:   2:30 PM - 4 PM Pacific Time

    Please share with other interested parties.      

    Principal Investigator Ruth Langridge
    University of California, Santa Cruz

    Research Team
    Tamara Wilson, Paul Selmants, Benjamin Sleeter - USGS

    Jim Thorne, Ryan Boynton - UC Davis
    Karen Chapple, Tim Thomas, Julia Greenberg - UC Berkeley

    Background information is below.

  • Speak up at County Redistricting Meeting Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021

    The Citizen's Independent Redistricting Commission will meet Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 6pm. The maps have all been submitted, and the Commission will choose three to five maps to move forward. Be heard!
    The public hearing will be held in-person at the Betteravia Government Administration Building in Santa Maria (511 East Lakeside Parkway), and will be accessible via Zoom. To attend via Zoom, use this link: or call in to (669) 900-6833 or (346) 248-7799, ID: 966 2781 8457.
    SBCAN supports the "United Communities Map," and we urge you to speak in favor of the map at the hearing. This map will make the voices of Latinx communities stronger, uplift climate resilience issues around wildfires and debris flows, and center the needs of renters and working class communities. 

    SBCAN appreciates the support of county supervisors on many of the issues we have spoken up about. Nonetheless, we support having districts that are majority-minority and have been working with CAUSE to propose new district lines.

    Below is more information about the "United Communities" Map and reasons for the boundary changes.

  • SBCAN Roundtables feature Salud Carbajal & a proposal to develop Solomon Hills

    Congressmember Salud Carbajal will join us, and we will hear about a proposal to develop the Solomon Hills south of Orcutt at separate upcoming Roundtable meetings. 

    On Friday next week, we will hear from Congressmember Salud Carbajal. He will discuss the status of the infrastructure bill, voting rights, the current oil issues in our region, and other relevant measures. We will also hear updates from members. Please let us know if there is anything you would like to discuss. 

    SBCAN South County Roundtable
    Friday, Oct. 29, 2021
    12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
    Note changed start time (this meeting only) 
    Via Zoom - Registration Required


    1. Call to Order Introductions; Agenda Review (5 min.)
    2. Brief updates from participants. Please let us know if there are items you want to bring up. (2 to 5 min. each)
    3. Updates from Congressmember Salud Carbajal
    4. Our next meetings are to be determined and will be via Zoom.

    Contact us at [email protected] for a link to register for the meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • Tell Newsom - No New Fossil Fuel Permits! - Protest this Friday in SB

    Join The Society of Fearless Grandmothers, UCSB's Environmental Affairs Board and SBCAN at a Fridays for Future rally in downtown Santa Barbara this Friday at 4:30 p.m. 


    Students from UCSB Environmental Affairs Board and Sunrise Movement Santa Barbara are co-sponsoring a Halloween-themed climate rally and march on Friday, October 22 along with the Society of Fearless Grandmothers-SB, Santa Barbara County Action Network (SBCAN), 350 SB and Women’s March SB. Please see attached press release and flyer.

    Global warming threatens the future of young people all over the world. UCSB students say, “Halloween should be scary, not our future,” so they are rising up to send the message to elected officials and adults in power: take action NOW to meet the climate emergency. They have a particular message for Governor Newsom: STOP approving new fossil fuel projects. And for California electeds: STOP taking fossil fuel donations! and No Climate-No Deal!

  • Stop Exxon's Dangerous Trucking Proposal - Protest Friday, Sept. 24, 2021

    Join The Society of Fearless Grandmothers, UCSB's Environmental Affairs Board and SBCAN at a rally in downtown Santa Barbara this Friday at 4:30 pm to oppose Exxon's dangerous trucking proposal. 


    WHO: The Society of Fearless Grandmothers-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County Action Network, 350 Santa Barbara, UCSB Environmental Affairs Board, Sunrise Movement-Santa Barbara, Women’s March-Santa Barbara, and other social justice and environmental justice organizations.

    WHAT: Rally and March with Elders and Youth in support of the Fridays for Future Global Climate Strike

    WHEN: Friday, September 24, Rally at 4:30 PM followed by March

    WHERE: Rally at County Administration Building, 105 E. Anapamu, followed by march onto State Street ending at De La Guerra Plaza.