Making Democracy Work

Action and Advocacy

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.

League Postitions

LWV Santa Barbara 2016-2017 Positions for Program Action

State of California Positions for Program Action

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

Sustainable Communities Committee Reports

These are Summaries of Public Statements made by The League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara. The fulll text of these statements can be found in the section below: Public Statements.

Sustainable Communities Report: December 2015 - January 2016

Committees taking action

This is a list of our committees actively studying issues or taking action or both.
Meeting dates can be found on the Google Calendar. Contact information can be found at Contact Us.

Hazardous Materials
These are Public Statements made and letters sent by members of the committee.

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

Sustainable Communities Committee and Energy Committee
Meet the second Friday of the month at 10 a.m. in one of the first floor rooms of the Encina Royale clubhouse, on Morton Bay, Goleta.

These are Public Statements made and letters sent by members of the committee.

Average Unit-size Density (AUD) Incentive Program
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

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 our public statement based on our Positions:

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.

STATE ACTION

The League of Women Voters of California website has a new look and more information than ever! On their Act Now page see an explanation of how the League takes action, a list of current and past Alerts - opportunities for you to act - and (new!) a Bill Status Report showing which bills LWVC supports or opposes.

NATIONAL ACTION

See the national League of Women Voters website for the latest on our action at the national level and in other states.

League of Women Voters of the Unted States Impact on Issues 2014-2016, A Guide to Public Policy Positions.
Impact on Issues is designed to help League leaders use LWVUS public policy positions effectively at the state and local levels.

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