Apr 24

At the April 20 Public Hearing, 3 new maps were presented for District Based voting in Santa Maria, 2017.

The Santa Maria City Council has chosen 3 maps for consideration, presented on April 20th at the Public Hearing held at 809 Panther Dr, SM, 93454.

Schedule for future public hearings:

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 6:30 p.m., at the Minami Center, 600 W. Enos Street

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6:30 p.m., at the Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center, 600 S. McClelland Street

Link to the City of Santa Maria for all other related information:  http://www.cityofsantamaria.org/city-government/departments/mayor-city-council/district-elections-3575#PUBLIC%20SUBMISSIONS%20(INCLUDING%20DRAFT%20MAPS)%20&%20CORRESPONDENCE

Map draft #1:

http://www.cityofsantamaria.org/home/showdocument?id=22093

 
Map draft #2:
 
Map draft #3:
 

Apr 21

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Apr 12

Santa Maria City Community public TV station may lose funding. (See our Sign Petitions to help)

 

Santa Maria….USE IT OR LOSE IT!!  
It’s OUR community channel available at minimal cost.  The studio is the only one of its kind in northern Santa Barbara County.

Professional equipment for us to film and broadcast community events and programs.  Located at 910 South Oakwood Drive in Santa Maria.

TV Studio Rentals
Santa Maria Community Television has made its TV studio available for rental to commercial video or photography productions.  Located at 910 South Oakwood Drive in Santa Maria, the studio is the only one of its kind in northern Santa Barbara County.

Measures 35 feet x 19 feet with a grid height of 12.5 feet. The entire studio is painted Chroma key green, with the option of either a black velour or beige muslin curtain background. Color-corrected fluorescent softie light-boxes and a limited number of focusable Fresnel instruments provide for both general and specialty lighting needs.

Rental of the studio includes:

  • 170-square-foot meeting room
  • 8-foot loading door
  • 15 parking stalls
  • Restrooms
  • Rental rate is $54.00 an hour, with a two-hour minimum.
  • Weekend rentals include a 50 percent surcharge.
  • Rental rates for additional production equipment available on request.

For more information contact Alan Sutterfield, Station Manager at (805) 925-0951 Ext 2501 or
asutterfield@cityofsantamaria.org

Visit the SMCTV website, click on the link below:

http://www.cityofsantamaria.org/city-government/departments/city-manager/santa-maria-community-television

Apr 06

NORTH COUNTY COALITION Indivisible meetings NEW LOCATION, Mondays, 5:30 pm, Next meeting Monday, April 24, 2017

JOIN OTHER ACTIVISTS in Santa Maria every two weeks on Mondays at 5:30pm at NEW LOCATION at 120 E. Jones Street, Santa Maria, 93454. SEE CALENDAR FOR ALL MEETING DATES. Discussions on organizing future rallies and events. Bring your ideas and experiences!  (NCC: Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley, UDW, CAUSE, UFCW Local 770, NAACP, SB CAN, Conflict Solutions, Lompoc Valley Democratic Club.)

Apr 05

Santa Maria Airport. To expand or stay the same?

 

SANTA MARIA AIRPORT:

What will be the future for the Santa Maria airport for the next 20 years?

Question:  Will our airport be critical to attracting businesses, and jobs, to our area?

The Santa Maria Airport District Board of Directors, composed of 5 elected officials, will hold a public

workshop, the fifth out of five chapters, in about three months, to discuss changes in the airport.  

Written comments to the Board may be addressed to:

SANTA MARIA AIRPORT DISTRICT OFFICE, 3217 TERMINAL DRIVE, SANTA MARIA, CA 93455. 

or email: jmharris@coffmanassociates.com., who are assisting with the district’s plan.

http://santamaria.airportstudy.com

http://www.santamariaairport.com/board-of-directors.php

 

Apr 04

The Democratic Party wants YOU to run for political office.

WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER! LEAVE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION ON OUR POST OR A PHONE MESSAGE AT (805) 349-2708, or email at dcsmv@dcsmv.net, attention Connie Ford.  If you think the country is headed in the wrong direction, and you are willing to get involved as a game changer, then now is the time to come forward and begin the process.  We would like to hear from you.Are you interested in shaping the future of the organized Democratic Club?
Would you like to help make North Santa Barbara County as blue as South Santa Barbara County? Are you able to give your time to make a true differenceIf you answered yes to ANY of these questions, we need you!! To sign up/volunteer: 805-349-2708 or email dcsmv@dcsmv.net.

Mar 24

The American people triumphant on Obamacare bill on March 25, 2017

The House Republicans just suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of the American people. Despite the bills ultimate failure, we must remember that House Republicans voted to greenlight this process in January, strongly supported the bill in committee, and voiced their eagerness to vote yes on the floor. Because of these reckless actions, we are already seeing a fierce backlash sweeping the country that will follow vulnerable House Republicans into the midterms.

“Speaker Ryan’s pathetic inability to lead his own caucus and his callous disregard for hardworking Americans has created a fierce backlash to every single House Republican,” said DCCC Spokesman Tyler Law. “The only thing Paul Ryan has succeeded at this year is exposing the Republicans’ out-of-touch priorities and covering his vulnerable members in a stench of defeat that will follow them through the midterms.”

Mar 07

March 7, 2017, Santa Barbara County law enforcement officials do not plan on cooperating with I.C.E.

 

Santa Maria Times – Santa Barbara County law enforcement officials do not plan on cooperating with I.C.E.

http://santamariatimes.com/news/local/county-law-enforcement-won-t-assist-immigration-enforcement-efforts/article_186a6248-2eaf-5b26-a73f-9ca1a43773ee.html#utm_source=santamariatimes.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail-updates%2Fdaily-headlines%2F&utm_medium=email&utm_content=3AA521AECEF80FD328ECA9DEE002AC7E56BDFF45

Mar 05

2017 Boards and Commissions Openings, City of Santa Maria.

http://www.cityofsantamaria.org/city-government/departments/boards-commissions

GET STARTED IN MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN SANTA MARIA. Apply for a Board or Commission position.  APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING VACANCY(IES):

Board/Commission/Committee Number of
Vacancies Application
Deadline Notice of Vacancy

Block Grants Advisory Committee 2 Open
Board of Appeals 1 Open
Landmark Committee 1 Open
Measure U2012 Citizens’ Oversight Committee 1 Open

Apr 04

ELECTIONS WEBSITES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS: Where and How to Register to Vote

 

DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF SANTA MARIA VALLEY:

Website: www.santamariademocrats.info

Democratic Headquarters,327 East Plaza Drive, Suite 2, Santa Maria, CA 93454

Phone: 805-349-2708; (Call for office hours) Leave phone messages.

Facebook: Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley


NOTICE:  THE SANTA MARIA ELECTIONS OFFICE #134 WILL BE CLOSED IN 2017.

Voter registration forms may be found at:

SANTA MARIA PUBLIC LIBRARY, 421 S. McClelland St 

U.S. POST OFFICE,  201 E. Battles Rd 

SANTA MARIA CITY HALL,  110 E. Cook St 

DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF SANTA MARIA VALLEY

 327 E. Plaza Dr, #2  (Call for hours 805-349-2708)

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY RECORDS OFFICE,  511 E. Lakeside Parkway

Online voter registration website: www.sbcvote.com/elections

Phone: 1-800722-8683, ext. 0 for customer service

Phone: 805-346-8374


SECRETARY OF STATE: ALEX PADILLA

Website: www.sos.ca.gov/elections

Phone: 1-800-345-8683, Voter Hotline

 

 

 

Feb 05

Welcome Volunteers! We need you! Every vote counts!

If you would like to participate in the election process, we welcome campaign volunteers to register voters, telephone, and walk neighborhoods. Every vote counts!

Give us a call at 805-349-2708:  leave a message, and you’ll get a return call. Please give your name and phone number.


Take Note:
The Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley is only as effective as our members enable us to be!
Although money is important, the volunteer work of our members is what REALLY makes us powerful!
AND WE NEED MORE MEMBERS to step up and help out, especially during this important election year!!!
Here are a few ways you can make DCSMV stronger, and thereby enable us to get more Democrats elected:
 
Take your turn volunteering in our office OR AT EVENTS!
 
Be a monthly caller or do phone-banking!
 
Fill an empty Committee position! (Labor Liaison, Tabling, Precinct Organization, etc.)
 
Help with the Ways & Means Committee!
 
Call 349-2708 or email us at demsofsmv@gmail.com

Oct 31

Automatic Voter Registration

CheckAUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION FOR ALL CALIFORNIA CITIZENS WHO GET OR RENEW A CALIFORNIA DRIVERS LICENSE.  On Saturday, October 10, 2015 Governor Jerry Brown signed into law measures which will eventually make voter registration automatic for ALL California citizens who get or renew a California drivers license.

The bill was a priority of newly elected Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who championed its provisions during his election bid.

This makes California the second state to enact such measures much to the chagrin of republican and right wing conservative political punsters who want to restrict voter registration as much as possible. Republicans see widespread voter participation as a challenge to their desire to limit voting to white, property owning males.