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COMMUNITY FORUMS HELD IN FY 2022 (Sept. 2021 - May 2022)

Nov. 17 - Noon to 2:00 pm
A Virtual Community Forum--Public Safety: Beyond Police and Prisons

Does putting people in prison make our community safer? Can our jails return residents who are healthy, housed, and able to get jobs?
How can we rebuild our criminal justice system to transform a punitive system into a humane, restorative justice system?
How might our public safety agencies and non-profits create “good neighbors”?
Santa Barbara County will be opening its new jail in Santa Maria in December. Should the main jail in South County be rehabilitated?
The speakers discussed what our Public Defender and Probation Department are doing to dismantle racism, provide “holistic defense,” and provide safe alternatives to life behind bars. 

Speakersd:
Tanja Heitman - Chief Probation Officer 
Tracy Macuga - Public Defender
La Mer Kyle-Griffiths - Assistant Public Defender 
Jerry Menchaca - Pastor, New Beginnings Community Church
Laura Piña - MACP, Academic Counselor
Moderator – Retired Superior Court Judge George Eskin

Go to the YouTube link at the bottom of this page to view the recording of this Forum.

Oct 20, 2021 - Noon to 1:30 pm
Community Choice Energy: A Greener Electric Power Option

Community Choice Energy has arrived in South Santa Barbara County! There are two systems based on where one lives. The City of Santa Barbara is CCE-CalChoice. The South County area, including Goleta and Carpinteria, are with 3CE.

Our Forum explained these systems and answered your questions.


Click here to watch the recording of this Forum
Sept 15, 2021 - Noon to 2:00 pm

Forum on Redistricting - People Powered Fair Maps - Why It Matters

Click here to watch the recording of this Forum.

COMMUNITY FORUMS HELD IN FY 2021 (Sept. 2020 - April  2021)

Note that no Forum was held in May.

Feb 17, 2021 - Noon to 1:15 pm
How You Can Help Make Democracy Work
Feb 11, 2021 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
New Member Meeting

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