Santa Barbara supervisors express support for UCCE

Jul 29, 2010

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors on July 27 said it intends to keep UC Cooperative Extension in Santa Barbara County, according to the Lompoc Record.

All five supervisors expressed support, but requested contract language detailing the number of university academics dedicated to the county, and clarity in where the additional funding for a total of $180,000 would come from. They will meet on Aug. 10 to make a final decision on the funding, which would ensure UC Cooperative Extension programs continuing in Santa Barbara County.

On June 22, the board didn’t have enough votes to approve funding, but later decided to reconsider the proposal, according to an article in the Santa Ynez Valley News.

By Pamela Kan-Rice
Author - Assistant Director, News and Information Outreach