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David and Cathy (especially her) have been a bit busy since 2011 with the ultimate in local public affairs....
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21 May 2008

Episode 022... Doreen Farr for County Supervisor

UPDATE: Doreen Farr takes first place by 10% spread!!
Election results link here.
Another Important Election is Happening on June 3rd!!
_____The second of three elections this year will be held June 3rd. FIVE, yes 5, candidates are running for the Third District Supervisor of Santa Barbara County. In the likely event no candidate attains more than 50% of the votes, the top 2 vote recipients will fight it out during the November runoff election, on the same ballot where Obama beats McCain for USA President.
_____As we OLPA Co-Producers like her the best by farr, this video episode highlights Supervisorial candidate Doreen Farr, a resident of Santa Ynez with decades of experience also residing and working in Goleta, as described well at her campaign website.
_____This video features the remarks by Doreen Farr during a candidates forum held 30th April at Goleta Valley Community Center and sponsored by League of Women Voters (LWV) and Citizens Planning Foundation. This video also features an interview with insightful and frank-talking Goleta political watcher and Vector Management District Trustee John Olson. The absolute end of the video includes an outtake homage to a Santa Barbara City political watcher and productive gadfly.
_____Responding to the questions from the moderator and the audience, Doreen speaks about State housing mandates, regional transportation, County budget and fiscalization of land use, Gaviota Coast protection, and the record of outgoing Third District Supervisor Brooks Firestone.
_____Other community-access videos were produced from this forum. LWV hired our pal Larry Nimmer again this election cycle to produce his famous Touring With the Candidates videos, and Lar also produced a straight documentary of the entire candidates forum. Both of these productions can be found by searching on "touring" or "forum"at the Santa Barbara Channels, TV-17 schedule up through election day. KCSB radio also recorded and broad- and web-cast it twice.
Schedule Note: Starting 24th May, this episode replayed on TV-17 10 times until 08th June, per the usual schedule noted above, except that it was an hour later on 28th May.
Watch the Video of this show!! (28 minutes including the outtake content at the end) For an alternative video host via Google Video, select the Episode title atop this post.

04 May 2008

Episode 021... YES on Measure V for SBCC

ELECTION UPDATE: Blowout Victory at 70% YES vote!!
Another Important Election is Happening on June 3rd!!
___ Election no. 2 of 3 in 2008 is coming up on June 3rd. This episode highlights Measure V on the June 2008 ballot, to benefit Santa Barbara City College (SBCC), a public institution governed by an elected Board of Trustees as a Special District agency.
___ Measure V asks South Coast (Santa Barbara County) voters to approve a $77.2 million bond that will qualify SBCC for up to $92 million in State matching funds for 11 critical projects. As described in the extensive outreach materials, the need is for renovation of existing physical facilities --many more than 30 years old-- and upgrades throughout the campus to meet 21st Century standards for collegiate education. The only new construction project is to provide the required SBCC funding share for the new School of Media Arts facility (SoMA) to house existing high tech career programs scattered and crammed inefficiently around the campus.
___ The Measure V campaign website includes descriptions of all these projects and lists the broad-based endorsing organizations, from all over the socio-political map of Santa Barbara County. The ballot has no argument filed against Measure V, indicating a lack of any organized or credible opposition.
___ Video locations in this OLPA episode include the main SBCC campus with its many maintenance-deferred buildings, Schott Center for Adult Education, a news conference held 25 April 2008 at SBCC, a forum of the YES-on-V presentation held 16 April at a meeting of League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara (at Davis Recreation Center), and the Measure V election campaign office opener held 12 April.
___ Subjects interviewed and featured speaking in this video include SBCC President John Romo, SBCC Board of Trustees Chair Desmond O'Neill, SB Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board Treasurer Luis Villegas, County Supervisor Janet Wolf, League of Women Voters (LWV) local Board President Linda Phillips, SB County Democratic Party Secretary Hillary Blackerby, SB County Republican Party Committeemember Scott Burns, former SB City Councilmember Dan Secord, and current City Councilmember Grant House. (Apologies for mis-spelling the Villegas name in the video text.)
___ A lengthy radio interview by Paul Berenson is here with SBCC President John Romo, and an article by SB Independent is here.
___ Bonus video is included in this version posted here at the OLPA website, about a half-hour of additional content following the first 28:30 minutes version edited for the TV-17 replay. This roughly edited bonus video includes: (1) a KEYT TV news story; (2) campaign staff Emily Allen and Mary Rose briefing the volunteer workers; (3) interviews with John Romo about the State matching funds and how SBCC staff can do voter outreach on their personal time; (4) SBCC Vice Prez Pablo Buckelew describing the various Adult Education programs during the LWV forum; (5) SBCC Vice Prez Joe Sullivan pointing out the decaying infrastructure and the SoMA building site; (6) and extensive unedited remarks, facts, and figures described by Romo and O'Neill responding to the common questions and perception about how SBCC does or does not have too many students from distant areas.
___ This episode debuted on TV-17 Wednesday, 07 May 2008, and replayed 8+ times, ending on 19 May (or later to be posted soon), per this schedule mostly at the usual timeslots.
Replay Schedule on TV-17
Wed. May/07/2008 05:30 AM
Sat. May/10/2008 09:30 AM
Sun. May/11/2008 08:00 PM
Tue. May/13/2008 11:30 PM
Wed. May/14/2008 11:30 AM
Sat. May/17/2008 09:30 AM
Sun. May/18/2008 08:00 PM
Mon. May/19/2008 06:30 PM

Watch the Video of this show!! (59 minutes including the bonus video content as the latter half) For an alternative video host via Google Video, select the Episode title atop this post.