By an edhat reader
Week of March 21-25: SB city council and committee meetings
Here’s the weekly listing of meetings of the Santa Barbara city council and various city commissions. All now are by webinar/Zoom. A long-time Edhat subscriber, concerned about government transparency, thought it would be helpful and interesting for the community to have accessible a weekly listing of selected meetings, those of possible Santa Barbara city-wide interest. We agreed. Please tell us what you think, good idea, waste of time, suggestions for improvement? 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 City has a calendar of meetings; here’s the calendar for March: https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/cals/. In addition, City TV covers many of the meetings and has reruns; https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/cityadmin/programming.asp
Ahead is a very quiet week, with a scheduled break for the City Council on Tuesday, and no commission meetings on Thursday or Friday. To ease withdrawal symptoms: City TV, has a full schedule of past meetings, and there are videos of the various commissions accessible on their webpages. As always, if we’ve missed a meeting or an address, please note in the Comments section.
State Street Advisory Committee, 4 pm; Agenda: 3 items: status update on the RFP/RFQ; presentation on tourism, its future and tourist economy in Downtown SB by Kathy Janega-Dykes of Visit Santa Barbara; “A Day in the Life on State Street”, including cleaning and maintenance.
City Council regular 2 pm meeting, canceled.
Parks & Recreation Commission, regular meeting, 4 pm, Agenda, including Street Tree Advisory recommendations; Administrative and staff reports, including a presentation on the “Request for Proposal process for entering into a License Agreement with the purpose of conducting year-round structured recreational activities, programs, camps, classes, and community performances for all ages, in Plaza Vera Cruz.”
Fire and police commission, 4 pm, canceled.