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The Water Vision Stakeholder Group

The City has invited 30 community leaders representing the diverse water needs of our community to participate in the Water Vision Stakeholder Group. The group formation follows a stakeholder mapping exercise while the group size blends manageability with an equitable representation of the 8 stakeholder segments the City identified.

Each delegate of the Water Vision Stakeholder Group will be asked to share the perspective of their constituents/customers within 5 interactive and educational workshops scheduled from April through January 2021. All insight gathered from the group will be summarized and shared with the public, relevant staff, Water Commission, and City Council to inform key decisions in the plan.

Stakeholder Group Participating Organizations





Agricultural Water Users

Santa Barbara County Farm Bureau
(Inactive, asked to stay informed) 


Citizen Groups and Community Leaders

Allied Neighborhoods Association
Bonnie Donovan



Mission Canyon Neighborhood Association
Jason Saltoun-Ebin



Neighborhood Advisory Council
Ann Pena


Economic Development and Tourism

Greater Santa Barbara Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Miguel Avila



Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce
Stephanie Armstrong



Santa Barbara Rental Property Association 
Danyelle Mason
(Inactive, asked to stay informed)



Visit Santa Barbara
Kathy Janega-Dykes
(Inactive, asked to stay informed)


Environmental and Conservation Groups

Community Environmental Council
April Price



Heal the Ocean
Hillary Hauser



Santa Barbara Channelkeeper
Molly Troup


Human Rights to Water

Black Lives Matter Santa Barbara / Healing Justice / Sea No Enemy
Chris Ragland

    Food and Water Watch
Danyelle Mason



La Casa de la Raza
Ana Rosa Rizo-Centino

    Santa Barbara Rescue Mission
Tim Molloy



UCSB Pan Asian Network
Rachel Ng


Land Use

Citizens Planning Association of Santa Barbara County
Betsy Cramer



City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Commission
Nicol Parmelee



City of Santa Barbara Parks Planning Commission
Gabriel (Gabe) Escobedo



Santa Barbara Association of Realtors
Krista Pleiser


Large Water Users

Cottage Health
(Inactive, asked to stay informed)



Santa Barbara City College
Luz Reyes-Martin



Santa Barbara Unified School District
Meg Jetté
(Inactive, asked to stay informed)



Santa Barbara Zoo
Chris Briggs
(Inactive, asked to stay informed)


Perspective on Issues/Challenges

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Santa Barbara
Paul Zink
(Inactive, asked to stay informed)



American Society of Landscape Architects (SLA) SoCal
Susan Van Atta


Santa Barbara Contractors Association
(Inactive, asked to stay informed)

 4%  Tribes Barbareno Band of Chumash Indians
(Inactive, asked to stay informed)

Last Updated: Dec 9, 2020
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