REX OF SB Jun 01, 2017 12:03 PM Has the City Increased Development? Absolutely it has! Our present City Council and Planning commission have seemingly never seen a development project they don't like. They have sold Santa Barbara down the river, and I'm sure Pearl Chase is spinning in her grave. The only way to stop these development-happy monsters is to vote down any and all incumbents who choose to run for any elected or appointive office. While it's too late to undo the damage they have done, it may be possible to stop any further destruction of our beautiful city.