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Santa Barbara Independent: Endorsements for City of Santa Barbara Council Race

Santa Barbara Independent: Endorsements for City of Santa Barbara Council Race

October 12th, 2021
Joyce for Mayor; Friedman, Sneddon, and Harmon for Council Seats. Read the full article.

Santa Barbara Talks Podcast: Candidates Debate at Santa Barbara City Council District 6 Forum

Santa Barbara Talks Podcast: Candidates Debate at Santa Barbara City Council District 6 Forum

September 2nd, 2021
In this forum, the candidates talk about all the big issues facing Santa Barbara, including homelessness, State Street, economic development, Paseo Nuevo, equity, governance and leadership at City Hall. Read the full article.

The Central Coast has a new California Coastal Commissioner. What are her priorities?

The Central Coast has a new California Coastal Commissioner. What are her priorities?

June 29, 2021
Meagan Harmon, a Santa Barbara City Council member, was appointed to the South Central Coast representative seat — which serves San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties — by Gov. Gavin Newsom on May 4.
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Her Star is Rising: Built on Family and Wanderlust, Meagan Harmon Earns Coastal Commission Nod

Her Star is Rising: Built on Family and Wanderlust, Meagan Harmon Earns Coastal Commission Nod

May 20th, 2021
On May 4 — a day already close to her heart as a self-proclaimed Star Wars “nerd”— Meagan Harmon did something that many local political pundits didn’t think was possible...
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Santa Barbara Talks: Meagan Harmon Discusses Ambition, Misogyny, Double-Standards in Politics

Santa Barbara Talks: Meagan Harmon Discusses Ambition, Misogyny, Double-Standards in Politics

May 17, 2021
Fresh off her appointment to the California Coastal Commission, Harmon dives deep and beyond the surface in this exclusive podcast interview with journalist Josh Molina.
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Meagan Harmon Appointed to California Coastal Commission

Meagan Harmon Appointed to California Coastal Commission

May 4, 2021
Santa Barbara City Councilmember Meagan Harmon was just appointed to the California Coastal Commission, beating out Santa Barbara County Supervisor Das Williams, who had also been seeking the politically prestigious appointment...
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Santa Barbara councilwoman is top pick for Coastal Commission Seat

Santa Barbara councilwoman is top pick for Coastal Commission Seat

March 19, 2021
Elected officials in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties have asked Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint Santa Barbara City Councilwoman Meagan Harmon to represent the…
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Santa Barbara Council Makes Big Moves to Plan State Street’s Future

Santa Barbara Council Makes Big Moves to Plan State Street’s Future

March 10, 2021
Intoxicated by an urgent sense of transformational possibility — or perhaps delusions of grandeur — the Santa Barbara City Council voted unanimously to create a new 17-member advisory committee...
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Tenants Evicted Without Just Cause Now Entitled to Moving Costs

Tenants Evicted Without Just Cause Now Entitled to Moving Costs

November 11, 2020
It was both a compromise and a win for tenant protection advocates Tuesday as the Santa Barbara City Council voted to create an ordinance that mandates property owners pay their tenants…
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Santa Barbara Councilmembers to Seek Public Input on Civilian Police Review Board

Santa Barbara Councilmembers to Seek Public Input on Civilian Police Review Board

July 27, 2020
Santa Barbara Councilmembers Meagan Harmon and Alejandra Gutierrez will take the lead on a first step toward creating a civilian police review board, the council decided Tuesday. The two will facilitate the creation of a community commission who will guide the process of examining what type of review board the city ought to adopt.
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