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Action and Advocacy

LWV California (LWVC) and LWVUS Action Alerts:

See the most current LWVC Action Alerts

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See LWVUS Action Alerts and subscribe to updates

NATIONAL ACTION

See the national League of Women Voters website.

Go to LWVUS' Get Involved page to see and respond to the latest Action Alerts. This is the place to subscribe to future Action Alerts, as well as updates on our action at the national level and in other states.

STATE ACTION

The League of Women Voters of California website has a new look and more information than ever!

On their Take Action page see an explanation of how the League takes action, a list of current and past Alerts - opportunities for you to act (you can also subscribe to future Action Alerts here) - and under Legislation, a Bill Status Report showing which bills LWVC supports or opposes.

League Postitions

Program, in the League lexicon, is a term that refers to those issues that the League, as a whole, takes up for concerted study and action. LWVSB must conform to LWVUS and LWVC positions as well as to our local positions.

LWV Santa Barbara 2016-2017 Positions for Program Action

LWV California and LWVUS Positions

New Climate Change Action Policy, adopted by the LWVC Board on March 26, 2017

League of Women Voters of the United States Impact on Issues 2016-2018, A Guide to Public Policy Positions. is designed to help League leaders use LWVUS public policy positions effectively at the state and local levels.

Committees taking action

This is a list of our committees actively working on issues.
Meeting dates can be found on the Google Calendar. Contact information can be found at Contact Us.

Hazardous Materials (not currently a committee; if you would like to participate, see the "contact us" page)
These are Public Statements made by LWVSB on this issue.

Safe Drug Disposal Program, (EPR) Ordinance, June 7, 2016
Safe Drug Disposal Program Oct. 6, 2015
Safe Drug Disposal Program May 19, 2015

Social Policy Committee
Meets at 3:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at the League office.
These are Public Statements made by LWVSB.

Housing, March 21, 2017

Sustainable Communities Committee and Energy Committee
Meets the second Friday of the month at 10 a.m. at Maravilla.

These are Public Statements made and letters sent by LWVSB on these topics.

Average Unit-size Density (AUD) Incentive Program
Housing Task Force, AUD Program, March 23, 2017
Average Unit-Size Density, Feb. 28, 2017
Review of Proposed AUD Infill Design Guidelines, Feb.17, 2017
Program for the Average Unit-Size Density Incentive Program Dec. 13, 2016
Management of the Average Unit Density Housing Program Oct. 27, 2016
Public Hearing on the Average Unit Density Program League Statement Sept. 6, 2016
Growth Management Ordinance, May 22, 2016

Community Choice Energy (CCE)
Support continued funding for the formation of a regional Community Choice Energy Program, June 15, 2016
Community Choice Energy 2016-2017 Support, May 11, 2016
Goleta CCA Support, Dec. 1, 2015
Goleta CCA Support 9 1 2015

Fracking
Fracking Offshore March 7, 2016

Goleta Development
Kenwood June 5, 2016
Shelby Development Project Dec. 2, 2015
Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan Oct. 20, 2015
Old Town Village Project Oct. 20, 2015

Housing
Short Term Rental enforcement budget, May 18, 2017

Las Varas Ranch Project
Las Varas Ranch Project, Board of Supervisors, Santa Barbara County, Agenda Item #7, Sept. 1, 2015
Las Varas, February 2015

Santa Maria Refinery Rail Project
Phillips 66 Santa Maria Refinery Rail Project, Goleta letter, June 7, 2015

Tajiguas Landfill
Funding for the Resources Recovery Project at Tajiguas Landfill, July 5, 2015
Tajiguas Landfill,measures to reduce the generation of wastes, July 12, 2016

Trust for Public Land Acquisition of Lower Arroyo Burro
Sustainable Communities: Trust for Public Land Acquisition of Lower Arroyo Burro, April 4, 2015

Venoco Ellwood
Venoco South Ellwood Field Project DEIR Nov. 10, 2016
Venoco South Ellwood Field Project DEIR Nov. 10, 2016; with overview notes
Venoco Ellwood Pipeline lease extension agreement, Sept. 14,2015

Water
Prohibit watering of turf Nov. 1, 2016

Chronology of Public Statements

These are LWVSB's public statements based on our Positions:

Sustainable Communities Committee: Short Term Rental enforcement budget, May 18, 2017

Sustainable Communities Committee: Housing Task Force, AUD Program, March 3, 2017

Social Policy Committee: Housing, March 21, 2017

Sustainable Communities Committee: Average Unit-Size Density, Feb. 28, 2017

Transfer of Goleta Public Library, Feb. 21, 2017

Sustainable Communities Committee: Review of Proposed AUD Infill Design Guidelines, Feb. 16, 2017

Sustainable Communities Committee: Program for the Average Unit-Size Density Incentive Program Dec. 13, 2016

Sustainable Communities Committee: Venoco South Ellwood Field Project DEIR Nov. 10, 2016
Sustainable Communities Committee: Venoco South Ellwood Field Project DEIR Nov. 10, 2016; with overview notes

Sustainable Communities Committee: Prohibit watering of turf Nov. 1, 2016

Sustainable Communities Committee: Management of the Average Unit Density Housing Program Oct. 27, 2016

Sustainable Communities Committee: Hearing on the Average Unit Density Program League Statement Sept. 6, 2016

Sustainable Communities Committee: Tajiguas Landfill,measures to reduce the generation of wastes, July 12, 2016

Sustainable Communities Committee: Support continued funding for the formation of a regional Community Choice Energy Program, June 15, 2016

Hazardous Materials: Safe Drug Disposal Program, (EPR) Ordinance, June 7, 2016

Sustainable Communities Committee: Community Choice Energy 2016-2017 Support, May 11, 2016

Sustainable Communities Committee: Kenwood June 5, 2016

Sustainable Communities Committee:Growth Management Ordinance, May 22, 2016

Sustainable Communities Committee: Fracking Offshore, March 7, 2016

Sustainable Communities Committee: Goleta CCA Support, Dec. 1, 2015

Sustainable Communities Committee: Shelby Development Project Dec. 2, 2015

Sustainable Communities Committee: Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan Oct. 20, 2015

Sustainable Communities Commttee: Old Town Village Project Oct. 20, 2015

Hazardous Materials: Safe Drug Disposal Program Oct. 6, 2015

Energy Committee: Venoco Ellwood Pipeline lease extension agreement, Sept. 14,2015

Sustainable Communities Committee: Las Varas Ranch, September 1, 2015,

Sustainable Communities Committee: Goleta CCA Support September 1, 2015

Sustainable Communities Committee: Funding for the Resources Recovery Project at Tajiguas Landfill, July 5, 2015

Sustainable Communities Committee: Phillips 66 Santa Maria Refinery Rail Project, Goleta letter, June 7, 2015

Voting Rights Settlement, May 28, 2015 Hazzardous Materials, Safe Drug Disposal Program May 19, 2015

Voting Rights Settlement Agreement, May 5, 2015

Sustainable Communities Committee: Trust for Public Land Acquisition of Lower Arroyo Burro, April 4, 2015, 2015

Sustainable Communities Committee:Las Varas, February 8, 2015

Our Coalition Partners

Links to coalition partners: These links are provided as a convenience and service to the users of this League of Women Voters Santa Barbara website. These links do not imply blanket approval or sponsorship of all information or activities conducted by, or found on this/these site[s] over time. When you access one of these web sites you are leaving LWV Santa Barbara website.
Read our Links to websites outside League of Women Voters Santa Barbara disclaimer.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Coalition Against Gun Violence
Community Environmental Council (CEC)
Center for Global Dialogue
Citizens Planning Association
Common Ground
Health Care for All
MLK Day Celebration Committee
Naples Coalition
Pro-Choice Coalition

LWVSB often joins coalitions or partners with other organizations on issues and projects. For more information, see the March 2013 Channel Voter.

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