SLO County Board of Supervisors oppose Chumash Sanctuary proposal

Our partners at Our Protected Coast Coalition send thanks to Santa Barbara fishermen who turned out to demonstrate support for adopting the resolution to oppose the Sanctuary:

Our Friends of the Fishermen & Women,

Thank you! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for turning out in record numbers to the SLO County Board of Supervisor's meeting last week and sitting through five hours of public comment. It wasn't easy or pretty but you all stuck with it and for that you each deserve a huge round of applause.

As you know, the new majority of the board voted 3 to 2 to adopt a resolution to oppose the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary. The break down of the vote is as follows:

  • John Peschong - Yes
  • Debbie Arnold - Yes
  • Lynn Compton - Yes
  • Bruce Gibson - N0
  • Adam Hill - No

We hope that you continue to contact the supervisors to let them know how you feel about their votes, on their comments and their actions they have made preceding the meeting and following. It is clear that we must remain vigilant and stay the course when fighting against this proposed sanctuary. We cannot back down.

Please continue to visit the website and Facebook page, encourage your friends and family to sign the petition to oppose the sanctuary and we promise to keep you updated!

Save An Endangered Species - SAVE OUR FISHERMEN!

Again, thank you!

Our Protected Coast Coalition

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