SANTA BARBARA COUNCIL & ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS: WEEK OF FEB 14
By an edhat reader
Santa Barbara city advisory commissions: https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/default.asp. All now are by webinar/Zoom. A long-time Edhat subscriber thought it would be helpful and interesting for the community to have accessible a weekly listing of selected meetings, those of possible city-wide interest. We agreed. Please tell us what you think, good idea? waste of time? want it to continue, but covering more than Santa Barbara city?
Santa Barbara City has a calendar of meetings; here's February's calendar: https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/cals/ . In addition, City TV covers many of them and has reruns; here's the programming page: https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/cityadmin/programming.asp
Monday, 2/14, 3 pm; Architectural Board of Review (ABR)
Consent Agenda: Review after final, landscaping: https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/SBdocuments/Advisory_Groups/Architectural_Board_of_Review/Current/02_Current_Agenda/2022-02-14_February_14_2022_Consent_Agenda.pdf
1200 Blk, Las Positas Rd,
Join Meeting Electronically at: https://santabarbaraca-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5vuDgBqMS_W3eVugOByZ0g
Ahead, 2/22: 710-712 East Cota St. Agenda not yet posted, but public comment available: https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/SBdocuments/Advisory_Groups/Architectural_Board_of_Review/Current/05_Public_Comment/2022_02_11_February_22_2022_General_Public_Comment_Record.pdf
Tuesday, 2/15 City Council, regular meeting 2 pm.
Agenda packet, (204 pgs); Agenda: https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/cityhall/council/meetings/videos/default.asp
Public Access, by Zoom, city council meeting registration: https://santabarbaraca-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BHXU9bk1SWq0ntGHplRq0Q
Consent agenda report: of particular public interest, item 5, changing council rules of procedure: · Reorder the Council’s agenda to move Public Comment after the Consent Calendar AND to · Modify Public Participation and Public Comment from 3 minutes to 2 minutes per person --- prepared by City Attorney, Ariel Colonne.
On 2/15 main agenda items (other Consent items all potentially of interest):
Item 10, Human Resources: Presentation by the Community Formation Commission on work/timeline of the proposed police review board, aka OPO, including estimated costs to be funded by the General Fund. https://tinyurl.com/4um227v2.
Item 11, Community Development, seeking City Council direction on multi-unit housing program and regulations: City Council will receive a presentation on the merits of staff’s recommendation to regulate multi-unit development by Floor-to-Lot Area Ratio (FAR). Staff is recommending a move to FAR as a way to increase the production of housing units, as envisioned in the General Plan (Attachment 1), .... City Council will also receive a report on the option to continue to regulate multi-unit development with the Average Unit-Size Density Incentive Program (AUD) through increased allowed densities in different areas of the City. https://tinyurl.com/2p94zzhb plus city zoning maps: https://tinyurl.com/37mmmmuv; and https://tinyurl.com/bddkjwwt .
Wednesday, 2/16, 1:30 pm. Historic Landmarks Commission: agenda: https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/SBdocuments/Advisory_Groups/Historic_Landmarks_Commission/Current/02_Current_Agenda/2022-02-16_February_16_2022_Agenda.pdf; Join meeting electronically: https://santabarbaraca-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DI4mDIjaS4GgDJ0wcW80qQ
HLC Consent agenda, 11am: https://santabarbaraca-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DI4mDIjaS4GgDJ0wcW80qQ, PDA and final approvals: 931 Anacapa Street and 123 W. Gutierrez St.
To join electronically: https://santabarbaraca-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hBbNXeq2T1W_SCWTDy-eNg
Thursday, 2/17, 9-11 am, Water Commission: To observe, to speak, register for the webinar:
Thursday, 2/17, 1 pm: Planning Commission, agenda: Staff training on the following subjects: making motions and findings; ex parte communications; and the Ralph M. Brown Act (Government Code § 54950) as it pertains to serial meetings.
Friday, 2/ 18, City administrative offices are closed, a biweekly occurrence.