Monday, September 1, 2014     Volume: 15, Issue: 25
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What are you most sick of hearing about?

The ice-bucket challenge—that's the only thing I see on my Facebook feed!
Measure P—and there's still two months left till the election.
Challenges to anything the Chumash try to do.
Drought—we either have water or we don't, we'll know when the tap runs dry.

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The following article was posted on October 2nd, 2013, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 14, Issue 30 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 14, Issue 30

Political Watch 10/3/13

• The San Luis Obispo Housing Trust Fund, the Housing Trust Fund of Santa Barbara County and Women’s Economic Ventures in Santa Barbara recently received $600,000 each in awards granted through the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund. U.S. Representative Lois Capps (D-Santa Barbara) made the announcement in a press release sent out Sept. 26. Capps wrote a letter in support of the CDFI funding to these local organizations for the upcoming financial year. The awards were part of more than $172 million granted by the Department of Treasury to 191 organizations around the country.

• Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed a bill by California Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to prevent lawsuits and give mobile home residents a voice when their mobile home park is being subdivided and sold. Existing law allows mobile home park owners to subdivide and sell individual lots on which homes are placed. If a majority of mobile home park residents do not support a sale, Senate Bill 510 allows a local government to disapprove of it. The bill was supported by Ventura County Supervisor Steve Bennet. In a press release, Bennet said, “This bill protects affordable housing, protects local governments and taxpayers, and brings closure to many years of litigation over this issue.”