Santa Barbara North

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Jacqueline Leading the Meeting 
Donna leading the invocation and pledge
Our guests!
Sep 19, 2018
District Governor, Rotary District 5240
Sep 26, 2018
Marborg Industries
Oct 10, 2018
Partners in Education
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Meeting Responsibilities
September 19
Gallo, Mark
Speaker Procurement
September 26
Garza, Jr., Blas
Speaker Procurement
Waid, Dennis
September 28
No Meeting - Evening Social at University Club 4:30-6:30p
October 3
Gosselin OFMF, Father Larry
Speaker Procurement
Gallo, Mark
October 10
Hardy, Timothy
Speaker Procurement
Calabro, Cathy
October 17
Holehouse, John
Speaker Procurement
De Mangeon, Guy
October 24
Jacobs, Thomas
Speaker Procurement
De Mangeon, Guy
October 31
No meeting - Special Event: Chili Cookoff on Sat, 11/3
November 7
Lanza, Joseph
Speaker Procurement
Engstrom, John
November 14
Micheel, Bruce
Speaker Procurement
Engstrom, John
November 21
No Meeting - in observance of Thanksgiving
November 28
Oplinger, Ken
Speaker Procurement
Bigelow, Timothy
September 12, 2018 Meeting
Pledge, Invocation, Scribe:  Donna Eyman
Tom Fisher (guest of Joe Dobbs)
Visiting Rotarians:
George Zengel  (Fig Garden- Fresno)
Rainer Zumbach (Switzerland)
Michael Conte - 1 Megabuck for 1-year anniversary of joining club
John O’Neill - 1 Megabuck   Annual Taste of Town event was sold out!
       and sold out another event for Arthritis Foundation (250 people)
Bruce Micheel - 1 Megabuck   Took trip up North to Big Sur 
-First year Chili Cookoff, Saturday Oct. 27th 11AM to 2 PM
-Cathy Calabro announced upcoming Mary Kay event on Thursday 9/13 to raise money for various non-profit organizations
- Tom Jacobs announced upcoming Adams School clean up on Saturday 9/15 from 9am-noon
50/50 Raffle:
Visiting Rotarian George Zengel drew a silver marble, and Perk won the fruit basket!
Marjie Kirn
Executive Director
Santa Barbara County Association of Governments
Tim Bigelow introduced our speaker, Margie Kirn, Executive Director of the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments. She was joined by Jim Salvito, President and CEO of MNS Engineering and construction design, the engineering firm who has been working on the US 101 improvement project. M&S has 9 offices throughout the State and 160 employees.
The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) distributes Federal, State and local funds for regional and jurisdictional issues. Prior to her tenure with SBCAG, Margie’s background was in Merced County working to improve transportation. She has been in SB for 1 ½ years. The general discussion was about the integral part which roads and highways play in all of our lives. CA uses proceeds from the gas tax to pay for roads. The state gas tax has not been raised since 1994, when it was raised to 18 cents (however, it was not indexed for inflation). Reportedly, it should be up to 30 cents a gallon.
SB 1 passed the new gas tax, with half of the money designated specifically for roads and bridges. The other half of the funds will pay for congesting relief, bike lanes, railroads, etc. Measure A was passed by 79% of voters in California. Passed in 2008 in Santa Barbara County to match State and Federal resources…but the State and Federal governments have not come through. 
Highway 101 HOV to widen to 6 lanes. Phase 2 has been funded and Phase 3 is underway and will be done by next Summer.  We only get 2 million dollars a year for projects like this. We need $400 million more to complete the work, and have just received $400 million from State due to SB 1 ($476,000,000 total new SB1 funding committed to Santa Barbara County over the next few fiscal years). Phase 4 scheduled to begin in 2020. Design for Segments 4D and 4E….2020 targets. Inter-regional Bus Service being expanded.  Pedestrian and bike improvements.  The 2 speakers argued in favor of not overturning the recent increase in the gas tax (see supplemental articles provided my Mr. Salvito, displayed below and also in the photo album). Our members had quite a few questions for our speakers.
supplemental document (pg 1 of 2)
(pg 2 of 2)
Sacremento Bee article (pg 1 of 3)
(pg 2 of 3)
(pg 3 of 3)
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