Union Bank’s Board Room, feel free to bring your lunch.
[editor comments - this is valuable group working countywide on important issues like affordable housing, climate justice, fair wages, tenant rights, etc. Discussions and proposals are supplemented by informative guests such as mayor Cathy Murillo (July mtg) or new City Council rep Kristen Sneddon (Aug mtg).
AGENDA (times are approximate)
Call to Order by Chair and SBCAN Co-President Dick Flacks. Introductions; Agenda Review (5 min.)
Proposition 10 and Rent Control. Proposition 10 would repeal the Costa Hawkins Act, which limits localities' capacity to regulate rents. Repeal would give localities the opportunity, now denied, to institute or expand rent regulation. Prop. 10 doesn’t itself create rent control, but discussing and understanding the debates and the models for local rent control is the intent of this primary topic at this meeting. Professor Rich Appelbaum of UCSB will be on hand—he was one of the leading academic analysts of the rent control debate back in the '80s and can help us decode the arguments. (40 min.)
Average Unit Density. The City of Santa Barbara’s Planning Commission is meeting on September 13 to begin discussion about revising the AUD program. We will get a report on the status of that. (10 min.)
Immigration Advocacy Collaboration. Jacqueline Inda is seeking support for resolutions supporting the migrant community. (10 min.)
Mobile Homeowners Project. Sharon Rose will report on the success achieved in the state legislature this year. (5 min.)
Brief updates from participants. (2 to 5 min. each)
Open discussion about other items of interest. All (5 min.)
Next meeting. Our next meeting is scheduled for October 12.