Past Events

Beach Clean-Up

I hope you'll join me, along with the Gaviota Coast Conservancy and Explore Ecology, for the Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day.

Protecting the environment and tackling waste production has never been more important. Come with friends and family to clean up the beach, discuss relevant legislation and give back to the public lands. Please see all of the details for this wonderful event below.

Saturday, September 18
9 a.m. - noon

Refugio State Beach
10 Refugio Beach Rd
Goleta, CA 93117
Meet by the picnic table across from the store, near the palm tree.

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Parking: Inform State Park kiosk staff you are volunteering for Coastal Cleanup Day for a free parking pass, valid from 9 a.m. - noon.

For more information, please call (805) 564-1649 or visit my website.

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Senator Monique Limón and Assemblymember Steve Bennett invite you to a VIRTUAL Community Meeting

Ventura Compressor Modernization Project

Saturday, August 21
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Join us to hear from state and local agencies including the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and the Ventura County Air Pollution District (VCAPCD) to learn about their role and oversight over the Ventura Compressor Modernization Project.

For more information, please call 805-564-1649 or email Assemblymember.Bennett@assembly.ca.gov



Senadora Monique Limón y el Asambleísta Steve Bennett Te invitan a una Reunión Comunitaria VIRTUAL

Proyecto de modernización del compresor en Ventura

Sábado, 21 de agosto
10 a.m. a 12:30 p.m.

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Únete a nosotros para escuchar a las agencias estatales y locales, incluidas el Departamento de Control de Sustancias Tóxicas (DTSC), la Comisión de Servicios Públicos de California (CPUC) y el Distrito de Contaminación del Aire del Condado de Ventura (VCAPCD) para conocer su función y supervisión sobre el Proyecto de Modernización del Compresor en Ventura.

Para obtener más información, llama al 805-564-1649 o envía un correo electrónico a Assemblymember.Bennett@assembly.ca.gov

City of Carpinteria - Coffee and Conversation with Assemblymember Steve Bennett

Grab your cup of coffee and join me for a VIRTUAL conversation on Wednesday, June 23 from 6 - 7 p.m. I will be sharing updates on my legislation, state budget, and more. This will be an opportunity to discuss local matters and ASK your questions regarding state and community issues.

Wednesday, June 23
6 - 7 p.m.

This event will be hosted through Zoom. You can also dial-in. Link and call-in information will be sent the day before to those who RSVP.

If you have any questions, please contact me at Assemblymember.Bennett@assembly.ca.gov or call my Santa Barbara District Office at (805) 564-1649.

City of Buellton - Coffee and Conversation with Assemblymember Steve Bennett

Grab your cup of coffee and join me for a VIRTUAL conversation on Monday, June 21 from 6 - 7 p.m. I will be sharing updates on my legislation, state budget, and more. This will be an opportunity to discuss local matters and ASK your questions regarding state and community issues.

Monday, June 21
6 - 7 p.m.

This event will be hosted through Zoom. You can also dial-in. Link and call-in information will be sent the day before to those who RSVP.

If you have any questions, please contact me at Assemblymember.Bennett@assembly.ca.gov or call my Santa Barbara District Office at (805) 564-1649.

I Invite You to Join a Senior Scam Stopper VIRTUAL Seminar

Participate in a VIRTUAL seminar hosted by me, in conjunction with the Contractors State License Board. Learn valuable information on how to detect scams and protect yourself from fraud. We will be hearing from a panel of experts about the latest scams relating to COVID-19, telemarketing, and more.

Friday, June 11
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

This event will be hosted through Zoom. You can also dial-in. Link and call-in information will be sent the day before to those who RSVP.

If you have any questions, please contact me at Assemblymember.Bennett@assembly.ca.gov or call my Santa Barbara District Office at (805) 564-1649.

Community Coffee with Steve - City of Santa Barbara

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Grab your cup of coffee and join me for a virtual conversation on Wednesday, April 7 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. We will be discussing my legislative package, the Golden State Stimulus, and other issues surrounding COVID-19 and our community. Come share your thoughts and learn about available services and programs near you.

When: Wednesday, April 7
Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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This event will be hosted through Zoom. You can also dial-in. Link and call-in information will be sent the day before to those who RSVP.

If you have any questions, please contact me at Assemblymember.Bennett@assembly.ca.gov or call my Santa Barbara District Office at (805) 564-1649.

Community Coffee with Steve - City of Solvang

 

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Grab your cup of coffee and join me for a virtual conversation on Wednesday, March 17 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. We will be discussing issues affecting Californians, including the Golden State Stimulus, this year’s legislation and state budget, and more. Come share your thoughts on opportunities and concerns affecting older adults and learn about available services and programs near you.

Wednesday, March 17
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

RSVP Online

This event will be hosted through Zoom. You can also dial-in. Link and call-in information will be sent the day before to those who RSVP.

If you have any questions, please contact me at Assemblymember.Bennett@assembly.ca.gov or call my Santa Barbara District Office at (805) 564-1649.

CPUC Public Hearing Regarding Southern California Edison's PSPS

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I am sure that we all have had our power shut off recently by Southern California Edison (SCE). There is a legitimate public safety concern that drives the shut offs. However, a monopoly provider of an essential service like electricity has a number of special responsibilities.

Two of those responsibilities are meaningful transparency and a plan to ensure that the safety of transmission facilities will soon be improved so shutoffs do not become the norm and an overused option for SCE.

Fortunately, last week, the California Public Utilities Commission, CalOES, and CalFire issued a formal notification to Southern California Edison to appear before the Commission to explain what has been going on. The Commission further lays down the requirement that SCE appear with a plan to ensure that the events of December and January don't happen again. This hearing is a public event:

When: Tuesday, January 26 @ 2 p.m.

Where: Live video broadcast with English captions via webcast

There is also the option for public testimony at this hearing. You can call in at: 800-857-1917, passcode: 5180519# or access the information on the CPUC's website.

Again, like you, I am always concerned about the dangers of wildfires, but our community needs SCE's actions to be more transparent and deliberate than they currently appear to be. This Commission hearing is the first step to addressing those questions.

If you have any questions about this hearing or need any assistance with any state government issue, please contact my office. You can also follow the work we're doing together in Sacramento on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Best,

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Steve Bennett
Assemblymember, 37th District