Meeting of the Board of Directors – WE Watch members are invited to attend all Board of Directors meetings. Meetings are usually held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at St. Marks Church parlor in Los Olivos from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m.
Our December meeting is Tuesday, December 20th, at 12:00 noon. We will be meeting in the “Parlor” at St. Marks Church, Los Olivos.
NEWS AND EVENTS, LETTER FROM PRESIDENT PENNY KNOWLES:
Dear WE Watch Members and Supporters:
WE Watch has joined the Santa Ynez Valley Coalition to defeat HR 1157. This is the Congressional bill that would authorize the annexation of Camp 4 through fee-to-trust. It is feared that pro-Chumash politicians will push this legislation through Congress during the lame-duck session. A joint letter has been sent to Congress opposing this legislation.
The Coalition members held a press conference on November 1 in Solvang Park. Participants included Mike Brady, spokesperson and organizer, C.J. Jackson of Concerned Citizens of SYV, Jim Marino, No More Slots, Mark Oliver of The SYV Alliance, and Penny Knowles, president of WE Watch.
The press conference was videotaped and can be viewed at www.syvcoalition.com.
WE Watch Board Visits Vineyard Village
On October 23, WE Watch board members toured the Vineyard Village during its construction to learn about its “green” features. This family condominium development of 155 units is located off McMurray Road at the rear of the new Crossroads retail center in Buellton.
Peter Van Geison, Site Superintendent for Capital Pacific Development Group, generously gave us a hard hat “show and tell” tour that shared their efforts to incorporate features that meet or go beyond the federal and California Title 24 energy requirements. These include dual glazed, “low E” doors and windows, extra insulation in walls and floors, high efficiency gas furnaces and appliances as well as on-demand tankless water heaters. Optional solar panels can be added. The development includes “state of the art” collection and recycling systems for landscape and “run off” water.
Our thanks to Holly Sierra, WE Watch member, for arranging our tour.