Thursday, September 3, 2015     Volume: 16, Issue: 26
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Community Notebook 9/3/15 - 9/10/15

TUESDAY, SEPT. 8

• The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors has its regular meeting at 9 a.m. in the Betteravia Government Center’s Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Ste. 141, Santa Maria. 

• The Santa Maria Joint Union High School Board has its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Support Services Center, 2560 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria

• The Good Samaritan Shelter has its regular board meeting at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 200 W. Cook St., Santa Maria. 

The Santa Maria Library Board has its regular meeting at 1 p.m. in the Library Conference Room, 420 S. Broadway, Santa Maria. 

• The Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Commission has its regular meeting at 4 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 110 E. Cook St., Santa Maria. 

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9

• The Santa Barbara County Planning Commission has its regular meeting at 9 a.m. at The Betteravia Government Center, 511 Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria. The agenda is available at www.countyofsb.org

• The Guadalupe Union School Board has its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Mary Buren Elementary School, 1050 Peralta St., Guadalupe.

The Buellton Unified School District Board of Trustees has its regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the Jonata Library, 301 Second St., Buellton. Agendas are available at buelltonusd.org

• The Nipomo Community Services District has its regular meeting at 9 a.m. in the NCSD Boardroom at 148 S. Wilson St., Nipomo. 

• The Santa Maria-Bonita School Board has its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the District Board Room of the Souza Support Center, 708 S. Miller St., Santa Maria.

• The Lompoc Planning Commission has its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Lompoc City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Civic Center Plaza, Lompoc. 

• The Lompoc Parks and Recreation Commission has its regular meeting at 7 p.m. at the Dick DeWees Community & Senior Center; 1120 West Ocean Avenue. 

THURSDAY, SEPT. 10

• The Santa Maria Airport Board has its regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the airport boardroom in the administration building, 3217 Terminal Drive, Santa Maria. 

• The Buellton City Council has its regular meeting at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton. Agendas are available at cityofbuellton.com.

Political Watch 9/3/15

• A bill by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), which would close the wage gap that women face at work,  cleared its final hurdle in the Legislature on Aug. 31, passing off the Senate floor on a bipartisan, 39-0 vote. The bill now heads to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk just a few days after his office took the unusual step of announcing the Governor’s support for the bill on Twitter. The bill, Jackson’s Senate Bill 358, the California Fair Pay Act, would ensure that women are paid equally for work that is substantially similar to the work of their male colleagues, and don’t face retaliation if they discuss or ask how much their male colleagues are paid. When signed into law, it would be the strongest equal pay law in the nation. At a press conference recently, Jackson was joined by Democratic and Republican members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, as well as equal rights advocates and the California Chamber of Commerce in urging support for the bill. “This is a momentous day for California, and it is long overdue. I’m very pleased to see this bill clear its final hurdle in the Legislature and head to the governor’s desk. Equal pay isn’t just the right thing for women, it’s the right thing for our economy and for California,” Jackson said in a statement.