By an edhat reader

Santa Barbara city advisory commissions: 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: . In addition, City TV covers many of them and has reruns; here’s the programming page:


Monday, 2/14, 3 pm; Architectural Board of Review (ABR)

Consent Agenda: Review after final, landscaping:

1200 Blk, Las Positas Rd,

Join Meeting Electronically at:

Ahead, 2/22: 710-712 East Cota St. Agenda not yet posted, but public comment available:


Tuesday, 2/15 City Council, regular meeting 2 pm.
Agenda packet, (204 pgs); Agenda:
Public Access, by Zoom, city council meeting registration:

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.

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. plus city zoning maps:; and .


Wednesday, 2/16, 1:30 pm. Historic Landmarks Commission: agenda:; Join meeting electronically:

HLC Consent agenda, 11am:, PDA and final approvals: 931 Anacapa Street and 123 W. Gutierrez St.
To join electronically:


Thursday, 2/17, 9-11 am, Water Commission: To observe, to speak, register for the webinar:

Agenda item 6a, proposed updates to wastewater rates;
agenda item 6b, presentation: What Is Direct Potable Reuse And What Are Some Key Considerations For Its Implementation In California (25 minutes)

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.

Thursday, 2/17, 6:30 pm, Harbor Commission, access info here.  


Friday, 2/ 18, City administrative offices are closed, a biweekly occurrence.


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