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Community Notebook 4/9/15-4/16/15
MONDAY, APRIL 13
• The Santa Maria City Block Grants Advisory Committee has its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room, 110 E. Cook St., Santa Maria.
• The Solvang City Council has its regular meeting at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 1644 Oak Street, Solvang. agendas are available at cityofsolvang.com.
TUESDAY, APRIL 14
• 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 Guadalupe City Council has its regular meeting at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 918 Obispo St., Guadalupe.
• The Lompoc Unified School District has its board meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Education Center Board Room, 1301 N. A St., Lompoc.
• The Good Samaritan Shelter has its regular board meeting at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 200 W. Cook St., Santa Maria.
• The Lompoc Library Trustees has its regular meeting at 10 a.m. in the Lompoc Public Library Conference Room, 501 East North Ave., Lompoc.
• 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.
• The Solvang School District Board of Trustees has its regular meeting at 6 p.m. in the lower campus Multi-Use Room at Solvang Elementary School, 565 Atterdag Road, Solvang. Agendas are available at solvangschool.org.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15
• The Santa Maria Planning Commission has its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 110 E. Cook St., Santa Maria.
• The Vandenberg Village Association has its regular meeting at 7 p.m. at White Oaks Hotel, 3955 Apollo Way, Lompoc.
• The Santa Ynez Community Services District has its regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the Board Room, 1070 Faraday St., Santa Ynez. Agendas are available at sycsd.com.
THURSDAY, APRIL 16
• The Santa Maria Planning Commission has a study session at 10 a.m. in the Community Development Department, 110 S. Pine St., Santa Maria.
• The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments has its regular board of directors meeting at 8:30 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 105 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara. Agendas are available at www.sbcag.org/boardmeetings.html.
• The Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District Board of Trustees has its regular meeting at 6 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administrative Office, 2975 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez.
Political Watch 4/9/15
Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order on April 1 imposing the first-ever mandatory drought restrictions on the state. The governor directed the State Water Resources Control Board to implement mandatory reductions in cities and towns across California to cut water usage by 25 percent. Last year, Brown asked that all the state’s residents voluntarily reduce water usage by 20 percent. Some did more than that, and some did less. Brown made the announcement from a meadow in the Sierra Nevadas. “Today we are standing on dry grass where there should be 5 feet of snow. The historic drought demands unprecedented action,” he said. The order requires 50 million square feet of lawns to be replaced with drought tolerant landscaping; directs the creation of a temporary, statewide consumer rebate program to replace old appliances with more energy efficient models; requires campuses, golf courses, and other large landscapes to significantly cut water use; and prohibits new homes/developments from irrigating with potable water unless water-efficient systems are used. To learn about how the state’s managing water systems to deal with the drought, visit drought.ca.gov.
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