How Can Residents Negate City Council Decisions?
By an edhat reader
How do we East Beach, Coast Village Rd and Montecito residents plus customers, reverse a City Council decisions?
10,200 people travel Cabrillo Blvd / EastBeach daily so SB City Council, with the exception of sole businessman Randy Rowse, voted on 3/19/19 to decrease Cabrillo to one lane to add angled parking. Council’s Finding: Insufficient toxic gas fumes and congestion with 2-lanes. Off-road 6 foot wide bike lane insufficient.
Next on the Agenda is a roundabout by the bird refuge rather than demand CalTrans RE-Open the essential Ventura-South Bound on-ramp to Hwy 101 that CaTrans removed over loud local objection. The City must have voted this thought: While tourist vehicles are stopped in gridlock along Coast Village Road, tax revenue can be increased if tourist passengers run in to make quick purchases while vehicle trapped in traffic. (Problem is insufficient time to shop because it only takes 20 minutes to go 3 blocks.) more traffic can be created by reducing Cabrillo to one lane as Council voted 6-1.
Montecito is impacted but can’t vote for City Reps. District 4 Sneddon and the Alston Rd/Hot Springs City constituents don’t appear advocates for Coast Village Rd or for East Beach Area. What can we do?