Santa Maria to hold second meeting about H-2A program

Posted at 12:27 PM, Jul 09, 2018

The City of Santa Maria will have its second meeting to discuss the H-2A temporary workers program on July 12. 

The purpose of the meeting is to hear from residents, policy-makers and anyone interested in the program as the city works on dealing with issues regarding the increasing use of the program. 

The meeting is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:3 p.m. at the Elwin Mussel Senior Center, 510 East Park Avenue. 

The Federal H-2A program lets American employers, who meet specific regulatory requirements, bring foreign people to this country to fill agricultural jobs.

Representatives from the City of Santa Maria will be in attendance and answer questions about city land use regulations and policies. They will also be discussing State and Federal regulations for the H-2A program involving housing and how the policies affect what the city is able to do.