The National EAS and WEA test will be held on the backup date of Oct 3, 2018, beginning at 2:18 p.m. EDT.

IPAWS National Test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS)

 The National EAS and WEA test will be held on the backup date of October 3, 2018, beginning at 2:18 p.m. EDT.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) on the backup date of October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed.

The WEA test message will be sent to cell phones that are connected to wireless providers participating in WEA. This is the fourth EAS nationwide test and the first national WEA test. Previous EAS national tests were conducted in November 2011, September 2016,  and September 2017 in collaboration with the FCC, broadcasters, and emergency management officials in recognition of FEMA’s National Preparedness Month.

Cell towers will broadcast the WEA test for approximately 30 minutes beginning at 2:18 p.m. EDT. During this time, WEA compatible cell phones that are switched on, within range of an active cell tower, and whose wireless provider participates in WEA should be capable of receiving the test message. Some cell phones will not receive the test message, and cell phones should only receive the message once. The WEA test message will have a header that reads “Presidential Alert” and text that says:

“THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”

The WEA system is used to warn the public about dangerous weather, missing children, and other critical situations through alerts on cell phones. The national test will use the same special tone and vibration as with all WEA messages (i.e. Tornado Warning, AMBER Alert). Users cannot opt out of receiving the WEA test.

The EAS is a national public warning system that provides the President with the communications capability to address the nation during a national emergency. The test is made available to EAS participants (i.e., radio and television broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio and television providers, and wireline video providers) and is scheduled to last approximately one minute. The test message will be similar to regular monthly EAS test messages with which the public is familiar. The EAS message will include a reference to the WEA test:

“THIS IS A TEST of the National Emergency Alert System. This system was developed by broadcast and cable operators in voluntary cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, and local authorities to keep you informed in the event of an emergency. If this had been an actual emergency an official message would have followed the tone alert you heard at the start of this message. A similar wireless emergency alert test message has been sent to all cell phones nationwide. Some cell phones will receive the message; others will not. No action is required.”

The test was originally planned for September 20, 2018 but has been postponed until October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence.

 

Gina DePinto, APR
Communications Manager

County of Santa Barbara

105 E. Anapamu St., Suite 406

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Notice of Public Hearing – Pioneer St. Apts one-year time extension 10/9/2018

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF GUADALUPE

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Guadalupe will hold a Public Hearing at:

6 p.m., October 9, 2018

in the City Council Chambers, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe, CA

The City Council will conduct a public hearing and consider a final one-year time extension of the Pioneer Street Apartments, 2015-012-CUP(TE2), from October 27, 2018 until October 27, 2019.

Copies of the staff report are available for review at the Planning and Building Office, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe, California on or after Friday, October 5, 2018. Written comments may be sent to, Larry Appel, Contract City Planner, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe, CA 93434. Further information may be obtained at (805) 356-3903, or through email, smlarry@aol.com.

 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if you challenge the approval of this time extension, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at public hearings before the City or in written correspondence delivered to the City at, or prior to, the public hearing.

If you require special accommodations to participate in the public hearing, please contact the Administration Department at (805) 356-3891. Inquiries/comments may be sent to: City Attorney’s Office, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe, CA; or through email, sinco.muni.law@gmail.com

 

Public Hearing – Pioneer St. Apts ( 2015-012-CUP (TE) One Year Time Extension

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF GUADALUPE

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Guadalupe will hold a Public Hearing at:

6 p.m., September 11, 2018

in the City Council Chambers, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe, CA

The City Council will conduct a public hearing and consider a one-year time extension of the Pioneer Street Apartments, 2015-012-CUP(TE), from October 27, 2017 until October 27, 2018.

Copies of the staff report are available for review at the Planning and Building Office, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe, California on or after Friday, September 7, 2018. Written comments may be sent to, Larry Appel, Contract City Planner, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe, CA 93434. Further information may be obtained at (805) 356-3903, or through email, smlarry@aol.com.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if you challenge the approval of this time extension, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at public hearings before the City or in written correspondence delivered to the City at, or prior to, the public hearing.

If you require special accommodations to participate in the public hearing, please contact the Administration Department at (805) 356-3691. Inquiries/comments may be sent to: City Attorney’s Office, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe, CA; or through email, sinco.muni.law@gmail.com

 

Public Hearing – Ordinance N. 2018-476 Amend Title 12 of the Muni Code – Zoning

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF GUADALUPE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Guadalupe will hold a Public Hearing at:

6 p.m., September 11, 2018

in the City Council Chambers, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe, CA

The City Council will conduct a public hearing and introduce the first reading to consider Ordinance No. 2018-476, to amend Title 12 of the Guadalupe Municipal Code (Zoning Ordinance) as follows:  Chapters 18.04 (General Provisions); 18.12 (Administration); 18.20 (R-1); 18.21 (R-1 SP); 18.24 (R-1-M); 18.28 (R-2); 18.32 (R-3); 18.36 (General Commercial); 18.37 (General Standards for Commercial and Light Industrial); 18.44 (General Industrial); and 18.49 (Public Facilities and Institutional- NEW);

Copies of the staff report are available for review at the Planning and Building Office, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe, California on or after Friday, September 7, 2018. Written comments may be sent to, Larry Appel, Contract City Planner, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe, CA 93434. Further information may be obtained at (805) 356-3903, or through email, smlarry@aol.com. 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if you challenge the approval of this zoning text amendment, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at public hearings before the City or in written correspondence delivered to the City at, or prior to, the public hearing.

If you require special accommodations to participate in the public hearing, please contact the Administration Department at (805) 356-3691. Inquiries/comments may be sent to: City Attorney’s Office, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe, CA; or through email, sinco.muni.law@gmail.com