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January 2016 – Jim Youngson Receives Esteemed “Chairman’s Award” from the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce

Goleta Valley Chamber Rings in New Year With Annual Meeting

Organization boasts of its growing membership and welcomes Impulse president Dave Clark as new board chairman

The Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce doubled its funding and visitor services last year, and its members are hoping to do much of the same in 2016.

More than 100 chamber members gathered Wednesday night for the business advocate organization’s annual general meeting at FLIR Systems Inc. in Goleta, checking out the newly minted headquarters of the thermal imaging device company inside the Cabrillo Business Park on Hollister Avenue.

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December 2015 – Brian Robinson Sworn in as Newest College School District Boardmember

Brian Robinson was sworn in as the newest board of trustees to the College School District in Santa Ynez, California. Mr. Robinsonjoins the board for a four year term. He and his wife’s two children attend Santa Ynez Elementary. He additionally serves as the Secretary of the PTA and sits on the board of the Santa Barbara County Education Office’s Partner’s in Education non-profit.

Brian brings a wealth of experience with him as a the past president of the Harding University Partnership School Foundation, a past boardmember of the Santa Barbara Education Foundation, and a member of the Santa Barbara Unified School District’s Parent Advisory Committee.

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June 2014 – Another Victory for Common Sense and Terrain Consulting

Voters say ‘No’ to Measure M
June 03, 2014 11:27 pm
Erin Lennon elennon@santamariatimes.com

After months of debate, Santa Barbara County voters went to the polls on Tuesday to decide whether or not to make Measure M law.

With all precincts reporting Tuesday night, 51.29 percent of voters said no to Measure M, according to unofficial returns that included vote-by-mail ballots.

Approximately 48.71 percent of voters voted for the measure.

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November 2013 – Terrain Secures Third Term for Gregg Hart

2013 City Council Election Results
Hart Wins; Schneider Smacks Scoles; and Most Things Remain the Same
Santa Barbara Independent – November 6, 2013
By Nick Welsh

Three incumbents and one semi-incumbent handily won reelection Tuesday night in a race marked by notably low voter turnout. Before the election, Democrats controlled a four-seat majority on the nominally nonpartisan city council. With the election, that number stays the same.

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November 2011 – Another Win for Terrain and Santa Barbara Students

Both of the Santa Barbara Unified School District’s parcel-tax measures passed with room to spare Tuesday night, bringing great relief to education leaders after a heartbreaking loss at the polls in June.

Measure A, which will benefit the secondary school district, got 68.6 percent approval and Measure B, for the elementary schools, won 69.6 percent of the vote, according to the Santa Barbara County Elections Office.

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January 2011 – Youngson Elected Boardmember Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce held its annual membership meeting at UCSB’s Mosher Alumni House on Tuesday night, bidding outgoing board chairman Steve Greig farewell and welcoming incoming chairman Steve Fedde.

Fedde, vice president of Sares-Regis Group, the developer of Cabrillo Business Park, said his main priority will be to nurture a sustainable environment that allows startup companies to thrive in Goleta and surrounding communities.

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October 2010 – SBEF Boardmember

Brian Robinson, co-founder and principal of Terrain Consulting Inc., has been elected as a board member of the Santa Barbara Education Foundation. Terrain Consulting is a land use and natural resources public relations firm in Santa Barbara founded by Robinson and Jim Youngson in 2003.

Robinson is president of the Harding School Foundation, a member of the Oversight Committee for the elementary school parcel tax Measure I, former chairman of the Santa Barbara Police Department’s Citizens Advisory Committee, and a former associate member of the Old Spanish Days board of directors.

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November 2010 – Another Revenue Measure Victory for Terrain

The Santa Barbara School District’s two bond measures received voter approval in Tuesday’s election, giving its elementary and secondary schools $110 million in combined funding for infrastructure improvements.

Measure Q, a $75 million general obligation bond for the secondary district, won handedly — 68.98 percent (33,401 votes) to 31.02 percent (15,023 votes). The elementary district’s Measure R, a $35 million bond, also secured a large lead, passing 70.85 percent (14,805 votes) to 29.15 percent (6,090 votes).

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June 2010 – Terrain Consulting Secures Victory for Joyce Dudley for Santa Barbara District Attorney

After a long and heated campaign, the results are in: Joyce Dudley defeated rival Josh Lynn and won election Tuesday as Santa Barbara County’s next district attorney.

She received 31,811 votes, or 54.11 percent, compared with Lynn’s 26,791 votes, or 45.57 percent.
Dudley said her main goal upon taking over as district attorney will be to heal the scars left by what many considered to be a divisive contest.

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November 2009 – Terrain Qualifies Historic Land Use Initiative for Election

Carpinteria residents will get the chance to vote on whether to approve Venoco Inc.‘s slant-drilling project next June after a late-night decision Tuesday by the Carpinteria City Council.

The council voted unanimously to put the item on the June 8, 2010, primary election ballot, but the only other option the city had was to approve the project outright.

More than 1,000 signatures were gathered earlier this year to place the slant-drilling operation, Project Paredon, on the ballot as a citizens initiative. The oil company argues that its proposed project would be a boon to city coffers and state revenues.

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