Upcoming events include Pardall Carnival and a community meeting to discuss the proposed 10 p.m. noise ordinance
A meeting to discuss the future of the Isla Vista Community Center tomorrow has been cancelled due to a lack of community response. As of now, the next community center meeting will be 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the I.V. Clinic building. Community organizers are also planning to host a “brainstorming session” about the community center to be held on the first weekend of October.
There will be another meeting to discuss the institution of a new noise ordinance for Isla Vista 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the I.V. Clinic building. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office proposed in August that quiet hours be moved earlier from midnight to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. There have already been two previous community meetings on the ordinance — one in August and one last Thursday — at which residents voiced concerns to officers of the Isla Vista Foot Patrol. Planners intend for next week’s meeting to specifically address how police officers might enforce earlier quiet hours on weekends in Isla Vista.
The Nexus, KCSB and The Bottom Line will co-host a debate between Bruce Porter and Joan Hartmann, the candidates for Third District County Supervisor. The debate will be Thursday, Oct. 13 at I.V. Theater starting at 6:30 p.m.
Community volunteers are currently working to register 13,000 voters in Isla Vista and UCSB. In years past, UCSB has been one of the top universities in terms of registering voters, registering as many as 11,000 voters. This year, volunteers hope to set a new record by signing up thousands more to vote in the November election. The last day to register is Oct. 24.
The next Isla Vista Community Network will be held Thursday, Oct. 13 at the I.V. Clinic building. The meeting will run from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., and lunch will be provided. Stakeholders involved in I.V. — heads of local nonprofit organizations, volunteers, long-term residents, students, county representatives and Isla Vista Foot Patrol officers — will update one another on the status of their respective groups as it relates to the community. Such meetings are regularly held on the second Thursday of every month.
The Isla Vista Community Relations Committee (IVCRC) will host its annual Pardall Carnival on Oct. 1 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., along Pardall Road. Those attending the carnival will see tables from many of the student groups and local organizations involved on campus and in Isla Vista. IVCRC will also have a Ferris wheel on Pardall Road as well as live music from local bands. The Associated Students (A.S.) Food Bank will provide free food.
Isla Vista Church (IVC) will host its first Jesus Burgers of the school year Friday night at 6686 Del Playa Drive. Starting at 10 p.m., members of the church will be grilling and handing out 240 free hamburgers to partygoers. The meat for the burgers this year are the result of a donation by Goleta-based South Coast Church in partnership with Shalhoob Meat Company. According to Jason Lomelino, the pastor of IVC, the 2016-2017 school year marks the 15th year of the ministry.
A version of this story appeared on p.5 of the Thursday, September 22, 2016, print edition of the Daily Nexus.