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The Water Vision Stakeholder Group

The City of Santa Barbara’s latest water supply planning initiative—Water Vision Santa Barbara—intends to define an equitable, resilient and cost-effective water supply portfolio that supports our community’s economic vitality, livability and environmental health for the next 30 years. The project includes 5 steps which are scheduled from March 2020 through June 2021. At each step, the City will use an open and transparent stakeholder engagement process to consider the broad perspectives of its customers and keep the public informed of project progress.

The City has invited 27 community leaders representing the diverse water needs of our community to participate in the Water Vision Stakeholder Group. The group follows a thoughtful stakeholder mapping exercise; 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 December 2020. The insight shared in these and the general public workshops will be synthesized into a Stakeholder Perception Summary published to the project website and shared with the Water Commission and City Council to inform the final water supply decisions.

Stakeholder Group Participating Organizations

 

STAKEHOLDER SEGMENT

ORGANIZATIONS

4%

Agricultural Water Users

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

11%

Citizen Groups and Community Leaders

Allied Neighborhoods Association
Bonnie Donovan

 

 

Mission Canyon Neighborhood Association
Jason Saltoun-Ebin

 

 

Neighborhood Advisory Council
Ann Pena

14%

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)

11%

Environmental and Conservation Groups

Community Environmental Council
April Price

 

 

Heal the Ocean
Hillary Hauser

 

 

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper
Kira Redmond

18%

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

14%

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

14%

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)

11%

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: Jul 28, 2020
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