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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, September 24, 2014

ASUCSB Announces the second Isla Vista Self-Governance Town Hall Educational Forum on October 7


Isla Vista, CA - September 24, 2014 – Associated Students of UCSB (ASUCSB) will be hosting the second Isla Vista Self-Governance Town Hall on October 7, 2014, from 6:30pm-8:30pm at St. Mark’s University Parish (6550 Picasso Road, Isla Vista).

As an unincorporated community without a governing body, Isla Vista has long-endeavored to address issues of public safety, infrastructure, and community services. The events of the last year have created even greater urgency and momentum around the question of self-governance in Isla Vista.

This is a pivotal time in the history of Isla Vista. There is a critical need to create spaces in which the community can educate each other about self-governance. Recognizing this, ASUCSB sponsored the first Isla Vista Self-Governance Town Hall on July 21. More than 100 residents, government officials, students, property owners, and UCSB administration and faculty gathered at this educational forum to learn about and discuss various options for self-governance.

The next educational forum on IV Self-Governance sponsored by ASUCSB on October 7, will be facilitated by Geoff Green, UCSB Alum and Executive Director of the Fund for Santa Barbara.

The goals of this series of Town Halls are to provide the Isla Vista community with information and resources regarding self-governance, create an educational forum for community dialogue, and develop strong coalitions among community members and organizations.

The public is invited and childcare, interpretation and light refreshments will be provided. Attendees can RSVP at http://goo.gl/2I2CMj or call (805) 245-5118 and let us know of any child care or interpretation needs.


About Associated Student of UCSB:
The Associated Students of the University of California, Santa Barbara (ASUCSB) is a non-profit organization funded by undergraduate student fees. We have dozens of boards, committees, and commissions that are organized and funded through A.S. to enrich student life and give students services and opportunities not offered by the administration. Our mission is to help students uphold the high academic standards and give them leadership, employment, cultural and growth opportunities to serve the campus community.

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