LWV California (LWVC) and LWVUS Action Alerts:
National, state and local League positions all support "adequate funding" for government services. LWVSB supports "measures to provide a flexible, economical and equitable local structure to finance the necessary services for the South Coast cities and the County of Santa Barbara."
In California, the State League's position is to "Support measures to ensure revenues both sufficient and flexible enough to meet changing needs for state and local government services; that contribute to a system of public finance that emphasizes equity and fair sharing of the tax burden as well as adequacy; that include long range finance methods that meet current and future needs while taking into account the cumulative impact of public debt."
The LWVSB Board's decision to support Measure C2017 was also based on a commitment to transparency and accountability, including the provision for a citizens' oversight committee and public disclosure of all spending, and a promise that all funds will be used locally.
Recognizing the need for adequate funding of government, the League of Women Voters of California is part of a coalition to "Make It Fair," which seeks to reform Proposition 13 in order to continue to protect homeowners, while providing for large corporations to pay a larger share of property taxes." LWVSB will have a community forum on local and state financing, including this reform effort, on Oct. 18.
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.
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.
LWV Santa Barbara 2016-2017 Positions for Program Action
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.
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 Offshore March 7, 2016
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
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
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 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
Prohibit watering of turf Nov. 1, 2016
The American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Coalition Against Gun Violence
Community Environmental Council (CEC)
Center for Global Dialogue
Citizens Planning Association
Health Care for All
MLK Day Celebration Committee
LWVSB often joins coalitions or partners with other organizations on issues and projects. For more information, see the March 2013 Channel Voter.