Are you 21 or older? Do you live with someone under 21? Do you live with more than one other person? Do you have alcohol in your residence? Do you listen to music?
If you said yes to any of these questions, you should be concerned with the current Social Host Ordinance that is being put before the County of Santa Barbara’s Board of Supervisors. An “unruly gathering” consists of 5 or more people according to this ordinance. On top of this, if you can be shown to have ‘reason to know’ of a minor consuming alcohol at this so called “gathering”, you can be cited and fined up to $2000.
What’s worse, we as students came together last year and showed the Board of Supervisors that the draft of the Social Host Ordinance they had proposed would be disproportionately disadvantageous to the tenants of Isla Vista. We organized, mobilized, and educated people on the facts as to why this ordinance would create untold consequences for Isla Vista’s population.
However, the draft that is coming before the Board of Supervisors on June 1st, this Tuesday, has addressed a few of the student concerns but still completely fails to meet the standard students want from a law they will have to live under. The draft scoffs at the work that peer educators at Student Health have made trying to make positive change. A group of student leaders tried to work with the people crafting this new draft to make it more amicable to the housing situation in Isla Vista. They claimed that our insights were little more than hyperbolic hypotheses of how this ordinance can be applied and disregarded them.
In response to this latest draft, we will be going before the Board of Supervisors to make our case for the residents of Isla Vista and our tricky housing situation. If you are interested in helping out, being a part of this effort, or need a ride please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Vans will leave Embarcadero Hall promptly at 9:15 am. This WILL impact you!
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ASHLEY IS OBVIOUSLY LIVING OFF OF SOMEONE ELSES MONEY..PARENTS OR MAYBE TAX PAYER FUNDED STUDENT LOANS…EITHER WAY WHAT A LOSER FOR IF SHE WERE WORKING THEN SHE TO WOULD BE IN FAVOR OF HER NEIGHBORS NOT GETTING DRUNK AND PARTYING ALL NIGHT LONG…BUT NO ASHLY GETS TO SLEEP ALL DAY SINCE SHE IS SUPPORTED BY ONE OTHER THAN HERSELF
ASHLEY I HOPE YOU HAVE NO INTENTION OF TRYING TO BECOME A LAWYER BECAUSE UNLESS YOU LEARNED THE PRINCIPALS OF LOGIC YOU WOULD FAIL BECAUSE FIRST THING IS YOU SHOULD NOT CRY WOLF WHEN NONE EXIST FOR LOGICALLY THEN NO ONE WILL LISTEN TO YOU IN THE FUTURE FOR THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE DOES NOT OUTLAW MUSIC, DOES NOT OUTLAW BOOZE, ETC. IT ONLY OUTLAWS LATE UNRULEY NOISEY PARTIES THAT APPARENTLY ARE SOMETHING U DO NOT WANT TO GIVE UP IN YOUR LIFE SINCE YOUR LIFE OF PARTYING IS SELF INDULENCE…PLEASE TRY AND DO SOMETHING FOR SOMEONE ELSE OTHER THAN YOURSELF…THIS… Read more »
I work two jobs, am active with multiple organizations on and off-campus, and I believe that my right to gather with friends and party should not be infringed upon.
Oh, and I can convey my thoughts in an organized, logical manner without USING CAPS LOCK, MAKING SWEEPING JUDGMENTAL STATEMENTS/AD HOMINEM PERSONAL ATTACKS AND IN GENERAL LOOKING LIKE AN IDIOT.
Your right to gather and party ends when it infringes upon the rights of others i.e to not have to deal a bunch of juvenile, obnoxious bros and bro-hoes being loud as fuck on a Monday night of finals week. Though I guess it’s only natural for a cunt like yourself who’s used to mommy and daddy letting you have your way feel like it’s your right to do whatever the fuck you please.
Your introduction here is incredibly misleading. Having “alcohol in your residence” is not remotely equivalent to the act of providing it to minors. Similarly, “Do you listen to music?” requires some ludicrous logical acrobatics to compare it to the level of noise pollution required to violate these laws. This isn’t some sort of big brother-esque restrictive policy preventing the gathering of groups. It’s a natural law that has evolved out of the necessity of the citizens in the city. You’re living in a town with other people. If you aren’t bothering other people, it won’t be a problem, but if… Read more »
HEY, GUESS WHAT MORTAL ASSHOLES?! I’M ALL KNOWING. And I know that everyone’s parents helped them pay for college, or if they couldn’t, then loans paid for college. I know this because all of the mortals I created who go to college needed to be full-time high school students, first. They also needed to do extracurriculars and get good grades. SO THAT DOESN’T LEAVE MUCH TIME TO WORK AND EARN ENOUGH MONEY FOR COLLEGE ALL BY YOURSELF, DOES IT? SEEING AS I ONLY CREAED 24 HOURS IN A DAY… Oh yeah, and your parents, by the way, got help from… Read more »
Don’t listen to this Guy. He’s full of shit
First off, what are you doing living in IV if you are bothered by the noise and are paying your own way? I live off campus because the rent is cheaper and I don’t have to deal with drunk assholes all the time. In this way I have solved my problem of having shitty drunk neighbors by being responsible for myself without forcing others to conform with my standard of living. Second, even if you kick some drunk underage kid out and are in the process of checking ID’s, how can you prove to the officers that you didn’t furnish… Read more »
I forgot to add, it doesn’t just come into effect late at night. This covers anytime of day or night. Again the midnight noise curfew (10pm on weekdays) handles that. And again, if it is overly obnoxious, call the cops; they aren’t without power, they can stop the party (see above post).
The county must think that minors are in possession for a reason. Santa Barbara County is actually way behind the ball here. Counties like Ventura make it a misdemeanor for adults to furnish alcohol to minors. If minors are not in possession at these parties like they should be, no harm no foul. Just abide by the laws as they are and no one gets hurt.
GOD and JESUS should learn first how to type (and turn of caps lock), and then how to gather their facts.
Nice job Ashley. It’s a shame that poorly educated citizens, like some who have written before me, have helped to promote and successfully pass should a detrimental ordinance. I appreciate the great work and fact gathering that our student population has engaged in, and GREATLY anticipate the many appeal cases that Associated Students will be helping to move forward in the coming years.
THESE are my tax dollars at work.
“…have helped to promote and successfully pass should a detrimental ordinance…”
I don’t mean to hate, but what? Gotta be careful after you call people out for poor typing. I am also confused about the second part of your post, what appeal cases?