Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Santa Barbara North

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August 23, 2017

Blas Leading the Sing!  
Craig Case led the invocation and pledge..
Sep 06, 2017
Deckers Chairman, now running for Mayor of Santa Barbara
Sep 13, 2017
Sep 20, 2017
New Principal of Adams School
Sep 27, 2017
CASA of Santa Barbara County
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Meeting Responsibilities
September 6th
Pledge Invocation Scribe
Correa de Garcia, Marti
September 13th
Pledge Invocation Scribe
Darlington, Perk
September 20th
Pledge Invocation Scribe
September 27th
Pledge Invocation Scribe
Dobbs, O.D., Joe W.
            Dean Axilrod, Direct Relief International
            Jessica Solomon, LivHome
            Kathleen Maher, Tax Attorney with Allen and Kimbell
  •            Tom Jacobs announced that Adams School will be conducting a Clean             Up Day this Saturday.  Sign up sheets were circulated.
  •            Our esteemed President Ken announced that, although we will be dark            next week, the Board will be meeting at Opal Restaurant at noon next              Wednesday.
  •            Ken also announced that the speaker for the following week will be                  Angel Martinez, former CEO of Deckers.
  • Perk Darlington turned 75 last week, and pledged $100. in honor of that milestone.
  • Dennis Boneck returned from a boating adventure, and reported that he had not run into any Navy vessels, and happily paid a megabuck for his good fortune.
  • Joe Dobbs offered a megabuck for his recent, and abbreviated trip to Lake Tahoe.
  • Dennis Waid paid a megabuck in honor of his son-in-law’s triple win this weekend.  Are you tired of winning yet, Dennis?
  • President Ken offered a megabuck for his recent trip to Vancouver, BC, and his            eclipse adventure upon his return.
  • Tom Jacobs will be celebrating his birthday next week, and paid in advance for the privilege.
  • Donna Eyman paid a megabuck in honor of Jim Lisi, but we missed the reason—it must have been a good one!
Paul Casey, Santa Barbara City Administrator
            Paul Casey, Santa Barbara City Administrator, returned to update us on several Santa Barbara areas of interest.  Paul has served Santa Barbara for many years, having been with the Planning Department, serving as the assistant City Administrator under Jim Armstrong, and now in his role as City Administrator.
            The Mayor and City council are responsible for hiring the City Administrator and the City Attorney, with the responsibility of hiring and overseeing the Department heads falling to Paul—a very big job!  The City has approximately 1000 full time employees, with an additional 500 who work part time, all serving the population of approximately 90 thousand people.
            Some of the key issues Paul discussed were the upcoming election, development within the city, housing, and State Street business and retail situations. 
Measure C will be on the ballot, which calls for a sales tax increase to be designated for infrastructure improvements and the construction of a new Police Department building.
Many projects have, or will shortly be completed, including Las Entradas and the Cabrillo Street Bridge.
Retail on State Street continues to suffer, some pointing to Amazon as a compelling competitor.  The former Macy’s store, which is owned by Macy’s on leased land owned by the city, is attempting to bring in developers to take over, and the city is anxious to work with them.
An excellent presentation by Paul, with lots of significant questions and comments from our members and guests.  Good job, Paul!
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