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SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Natural Resources Committee held a joint informational hearing with the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee today on a first-of-its-kind scientific review of the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), which is used to increase oil and natural gas production in the California.
The Committees, led by Assembly Natural Resources Committee Chair Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) and Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee Chair Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) reviewed recent findings by a scientific panel about the use of hydraulic fracturing and other well stimulation treatments, such as acidizing, for enhancing recovery of petroleum resources.
SACRAMENTO - The Governor has signed AB-1291, a bill authored by Assemblymember Das Williams (D
- Carpinteria) which would allow the Ventura County retirement system to become an independent,
public employer district within the Ventura County Employee Retirement Association (VCERA).
Importantly, this bill authorizes the retirement system to directly employ five management
positions as employees of the retirement system, exempting them from the county civil service
Assemblymember Das Williams (D – Carpinteria) will host a Water Conservation Summit, free and open to the public, on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015, from 11:00am to 2:00pm in the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Public Library.
Co-sponsoring entities include the City of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria Valley Water District, Goleta Water District, Santa Barbara County Water Agency, and Sweetwater Collaborative.
In the summer, Isla Vista is perfect. The cool coastal breeze softens the heat rays bouncing off the asphalt, and the feeling of camaraderie among the college students who stayed in town for the three warm months is great. An un-crowded beach town during the summer — who would want to be any place else?
We all know I.V. is the opposite of light during the remaining nine months of the year. To call Isla Vista a densely populated unincorporated area is a bureaucratic buzz phrase that dulls the image of thousands of students packed into shabby apartments.
SACRAMENTO — Assembly Bill 3, authored by Assemblymember Das Williams (D - Carpinteria), seeks to establish a Community Services District (CSD) within Isla Vista, a densely populated unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County. The bill passed out of the Senate Governance & Finance Committee on a 5-2 vote.
“Isla Vista is facing a public safety crisis” said Assemblymember Williams. “AB 3 will provide Isla Vista Residents with the opportunity to control their own destiny and create tangible changes in their community. Among the services afforded through this proposal, the ability to contract for additional public safety patrol and control the inflow of large, sometimes unruly groups with parking programs will make a large difference in changing the climate and reputation of Isla Vista.”
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Williams (D-37th AD) is thrilled to announce that the cities of Santa Paula, Carpinteria and Ventura have been awarded funds to support and encourage the expansion of their affordable housing supply. The funds, allocated pursuant to the Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Act of 2006 (Proposition IC), are awarded by the Housing Related Parks Program, administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development.
The City of Santa Paula was awarded $516,350 for their 110 incentivized housing units; the City of Carpinteria was awarded $342,575 for their 74 incentivized units; and the City of Ventura received $421,050 for 167 incentivized housing units.