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Week of November 14-18: Santa Barbara City Council and advisory committee meetings

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 government meetings, those of city-wide interest. We agreed. Please tell us what you think. There have been requests for coverage of other jurisdictions; volunteers to do that, please contact If we’ve mis-posted an address or there’s a meeting that we failed to list, please note the correction in the Comments section below. Thanks!

Santa Barbara has a City Calendar of events and meetings – it is neither complete nor completely accurate. City TV covers many of the meetings and has reruns and updates with newly-scheduled meetings. However, some meetings, Consent Calendars and Downtown Parking Committee, as examples, are not televised even though they are held in the David Gebhard Room that is wired for TV.

Common acronyms, abbreviations: hybrid or Hyflex, meeting access is both in person and via Zoom or other web accesses; ADU, Accessory Dwelling Unit; PDA, Project Design Approval; FA, Final Approval; CAR, Council Agenda Report. Meeting locations: City Council chamber upstairs at City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street; David Gebhard Room (DGR), 630 Garden Street; Franklin Neighborhood Center, 1136 E. Montecito Street; or where noted. Noted also for some Council and Advisory Committee meetings are non-public addresses; these are addresses for those public servants who choose to attend the meetings at home or elsewhere.

MONDAY, 11/14

Single Family Design Board, 11:00 A.M., DGR, in person: Consent Agenda: 690 Westmont Rd, PDA & FA; 1620 Eucalyptus Hill Rd., FA; 910 San Carlos Rd., FA; Architectural drawings, link.

Architectural Board of Review, 1 P.M., DGR, in person, Consent Agenda: 1413 Gillespie Street; Architectural drawings, ADU: link.

Architectural Board of Review with Montecito Board of Architectural Review, special joint Consent meeting, 1:20 P.M., DGR, in person: Agenda, Intersection of Olive Mill Road, Coast Village Rd, and Jameson Lane, (cont) PDA, FA.

Architectural Board of Review, regular meeting, 3 P.M., Hyflex, DGR: Agenda, 3 continued items: 402 S. Hope Ave., 425 Garden St., 601 Santa Barbara St. (formerly, 119 E. Cota St.) Architectural drawings, Staff Report/Memo (425 Garden St.) link.

State Street Advisory Committee, 4 P.M., DGR, meeting cancelled. Next, tentatively scheduled for December 14. Prior meeting videos, link.

Neighborhood Advisory Council, 6 P.M., Westside Neighborhood Center, 423 W. Victoria Street, in person, Agenda: “Status Report On Current Parks And Recreation Department Community Development Block Grant Supported Projects And Proposed Projects…” and neighborhood updates.

TUESDAY, 11/15

Sign Committee, 9 A.M, DGR, in person, Agenda: (cont.) 424 State Street; (new) 40 E. Anapamu St. – both Concept Reviews.

City Council Finance Committee 12:30 P.M., Hyflex, DGR, Agenda, Subject: Fiscal Year 2023 First-Quarter Review – see Agenda packet, pgs 10-43 of the 223 pages.

City Council, regular meeting, Hyflex, 2 P.M., city council chamber, access info at the Agenda:

Consent calendar, includes item 6: Fiscal Year 2023 First-Quarter Review  and Item 9:

Cancellation of 17 regular Council Meetings in 2023:  Council holiday recommendations: January 3, January 17, February 21, March 28, April 4, May 30, June 20, July 4, July 11, August 8, August 15, September 5, November 14, November 21, November 28, December 19, and December 26, 2023. Item 10: “Update on Santa Barbara County Association of Governments Broadband Strategic Plan; Item 11, consideration of changes to contract with Marborg re solid waste collection, link; Item 13, Advisory committee interviews.


Staff Hearing Officer, 9 A.M., in person, DGR; meeting cancelled; next: November 30.

Parks and Recreation Commission, 4 P.M., hyflex, Council Chamber: Agenda; street tree removal advisories, staff report re trees; Director’s Report, Capital Improvement Program, 2024-48;  Staff Reports.

Creeks Advisory Committee (P&R), regular meeting, 5:30 P.M., Meeting cancelled.

Airport Commission, 6 P.M., 601 Firestone Road, in person: meeting cancelled.


Planning Commission, 1 PM, Hyflex, Council Chamber, Agenda: Consent Item, 113 Harbor Way (Waterfront Center) Maritime Museum’s present Gift Shop remodel to a coffee bar and small retail, exempt from further review; Item lV, new item: Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance Amendments, “…Discussion of proposed amendments to the City’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinances, Santa Barbara Municipal Code, Title 30 Section 30.185.040 Accessory Dwelling Units (Inland Zoning Ordinance) and Title 28 Chapter 28.86, Accessory Dwelling Units (Coastal Zoning Ordinance) for compliance with state law. The proposed Zoning Ordinance amendments are in response to new state legislation effective January 1, 2023 and include new height limits, objective design standards and many other new provisions in compliance with state law. This is a draft of the amendments,…”

Videos of prior Planning Commission meetings: link.

Fire and Police Commission, 4 P.M, “scheduled only if needed.”

Harbor Commission, 6:30 P.M., Council chamber, hyflex; agenda: various internal department staff reports; Parade of Lights, 12/11, link.

FRIDAY, 11/18

Access Advisory Committee, 9:30 A.M., DGR, in person only, Agenda: various reports and updates.

Also: This Wednesday and Thursday evenings, Santa Barbara County will hold County housing update workshops at 123 E. Anapamus St, SB, with an interactive map:

The County says, “The public is encouraged to provide input on the potential rezones by attending either of the upcoming Housing Element Workshops. All are welcome to attend the public workshops either in person or remotely through Zoom. Spanish language interpretation will be available both in-person and on Zoom.”

South Coast Housing Element Workshop: Thursday, November 17, 2022, beginning at 6:00 PM at: Santa Barbara County Planning Commission Hearing Room, 123 E Anapamu St. Santa Barbara. Register here: South Coast Housing Element Workshop Tickets.

More information about the South County proposed re-zonings, read Edhat‘s story.

For North County Housing Element Workshop:

When: Wednesday, November 16, 2022, beginning at 6:00 PM

Where: Santa Barbara County Board Hearing Room, Betteravia Center

511 Lakeside Pkwy Santa Maria, CA 93455

Register here: North County of Santa Barbara Housing Element Workshop Tickets, Wed, Nov 16, 2022, at 6:00.


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