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A long-time Edhat subscriber, hoping for more public participation in our local government, thought it would be helpful and interesting for the community to have a weekly listing of selected meetings, those of city-wide interest. Please tell us what you think. There were requests for coverage of Carpinteria and Goleta; volunteers to do that and/or County meetings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santa Barbara has a City Calendar, a guide to meetings; for June; see also, What’s Happening. City TV is a great resource, covering many of the meetings, and it has reruns and updates with newly-scheduled meetings.
Common acronyms, abbreviations: hybrid, meeting access is both in person and via Zoom or other web; ADU, Accessory Dwelling Unit. Actions on the Consent agenda are reported to the Full Board at the next regular meeting. The Full Board has the discretion to ratify or not ratify the Consent actions. Common actions include: PDA, Project Design Approval; FA, Final Approval. Meeting locations: City Council Chamber upstairs at City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street; David Gebhard Room, 630 Garden Street; others, where noted.
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A quiet council and advisory commission week ahead:
MONDAY, June 13
Single Family Design Board, 11:00 a.m., DGR, Consent Calendar, in person only or by written public comment; Agenda; 0 Las Tunas Rd, FA; 3067 Paseo del Descanso, PDA and FA; 15 W. Valero St, PDA and FA; architectural drawings here.
ABR: Regular meeting, 3 pm; hybrid, Agenda, link for electronic access:(cont) lot merger, demolition of a SF and expansion at 8 Ocean View Ave., PDA; Architectural drawings, link; 533 E. Micheltorena, concept review: new condo development; 121 E. Mason, (cont) concept review of a revised proposal for 155 residential units on the 2.1 acres site in the funk zone. Public Comment letters, re parking at 425 Santa Barbara St ; building color, black, on 300 block of E. Haley St.
Neighborhood Advisory Council, 6 p.m., Franklin Center, cancelled. Next regular meeting, July 11 at the Franklin Center.
TUESDAY, June 14
Sign Committee, 9 a.m., DGR, meeting cancelled.
City Council, regular meeting, 2 p.m. hybrid, Agenda: items 2-17, Consent Calendar, several items of interest, item 6: dangerous animals; and #12, re public hearing on proposed water/wastewater charges. #13, Wastewater rate schedule for 2023-2025; item 15, 6 p.m., final interviews for advisory commissions.
WEDNESDAY, June 15
Thursday, June 16
Water Commission, 9 a.m., DGR, hybrid; Meeting cancelled.
Planning Commission, 1 p.m., hybrid, Council Chamber, meeting cancelled.
FRIDAY, June 17
Bi-weekly, City administration offices are closed.
Of general interest:
City Advisory Commissions are listed with their duties and powers described in the Charter of the City of Santa Barbara, Article Vlll, Appointive Boards and Commissions. Others may be formed by the City Council for certain issues of public concern. List of applicants for present vacancies.
City of Santa Barbara Draft Annual Action Plan, a strategic vision for housing and community development. The goals are to assist low and moderate-income persons, provide decent housing, create suitable living environments, and expand economic opportunities.
A useful City webpage is Government Transparency: https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/transparency/default.asp.
Oddly not listed under transparency is a link to the Ralph M. Brown Act (“Brown Act“), “In enacting this chapter, the Legislature finds and declares that the public commissions, boards and councils and the other public agencies in this State exist to aid in the conduct of the people’s business. It is the intent of the law that their actions be taken openly and that their deliberations be conducted openly.”