July 24, 2020 - Gregg Hart, Chair of Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors
In this episode of Solutions News, Rinaldo Brutoco interviews Gregg Hart, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for the County of Santa Barbara, about the local Government’s response to the pandemic and the economic shocks that have hit the region. He also asks how we have gotten where we are now in this failed response to the novel coronavirus, and makes some suggestions for how to rise above the moment and look into a different future. We also feature Didyaknows, and end the show by spotlighting on a few major issues that we successfully addressed with collective action in the past. Tune in to listen to the show! (produced by Kristy Jansen)
Supervisor Gregg Hart grew up in Santa Barbara, attending local schools and later graduating from SBCC and UCSB. Public service has always been a part of Supervisor Hart's life, as his mother worked as an elementary school teacher and his father served as the Library Director for the City and County of Santa Barbara. Supervisor Hart's professional career began as a legislative assistant for State Assemblymember Jack O'Connell. From there, Supervisor Hart went on to serve as the original manager of the Santa Barbara County Association of Government's (SBCAG) Traffic Solutions program, promoting local green and sustainable transportation options. For more than twenty years, Supervisor Hart owned and operated Transitions Preschool, a local family business. Most recently, Supervisor Hart served as a Santa Barbara City Councilmember, and as the Deputy Executive Director for SBCAG, supporting regional efforts to widen the 101 freeway and improve bus and passenger rail service. Supervisor Hart is proud to have served our community over many years – as a City Council Member, Planning Commissioner, California Coastal Commissioner, as a member of numerous boards and commissions, and now as the Second District County Supervisor.
Gregg Hart, our guest on July 24, 2020