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Week of March 14-18: SB city council and commission 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? Last week, there were requests for coverage of Carpinteria and Goleta; volunteers to do that, 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; here’s the programming page: https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/cityadmin/programming.asp
Independent Redistricting Commission, 6-7:30 pm, district 6, at the City Council and electronically: https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/brdcomm/dm/irc/default.asp . Interactive map: https://ndcresearch.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=38464e2ca9c347af8009a06f4fa268d5
City Council regular meeting 2PM.
Agenda packet, Agenda includes the Consent Calendar, with Item 9, the Council’s response to the 12/2020 Grand Jury report on zoning and permitting issue; the Council via its City Attorney rejects the GJ’s Recommendations. Item 10: Public Hearing for the 2022 Downtown and Old Town Business Improvement Districts Assessments.
Historic Landmarks Commission, Consent agenda, 11am. Includes an item for 812 Garden Street, converting an office building into a 30-room hotel.
1:30 pm, regular meeting, Historic Landmarks Commission: agenda: https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/SBdocuments/Advisory_Groups/Historic_Landmarks_Commission/Current/02_Current_Agenda/2022-03-16_March_16_2022_Agenda.pdf, includes the archaeological report on the 601 Garden Street, site of the new 64, 498 sq. ft, 53’-high police station; a development plan review by the planning commission will be required.
Creeks Advisory Committee, 5:30 cancelled.
Thursday, 3/17, 9 am: Water Commission: To observe, to speak, register for the webinar:
https://santabarbaraca-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3tcKfRgRQu6n7ysL9nKbqw . For the agenda: click here, The agenda includes a 45-minute presentation by Dakota Corey, water supply analyst, updating the annual Januarywater system presentation.
3/17, 5:30 pm, Harbor Commission, agenda: here, includes access info. (new time and location for meeting, but still via Zoom.) Item 5, presentation on commercial fishing; item 6, introduction of various Waterfront Department fee increases.
Friday, 3/ 18, City administrative offices are closed, a bi-weekly occurrence.
Last week, there were requests for coverage of Carpinteria and Goleta; volunteers to do that, please contact email@example.com.