UPCOMING VIRTUAL PUBLIC WORKSHOP ON COUNTY PARKS, RECREATION, AND TRAILS PLANNING

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By the County of Santa Barbara

The County of Santa Barbara will host a virtual public workshop on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022 at 5 p.m. to provide information and receive input on developing potential amendments to the County’s Comprehensive Plan (i.e., General Plan) and Zoning Ordinance [i.e., Land Use Development Code (LUDC)].  The goal is to address the lack of adequate access to parks and recreation opportunities in our county. This workshop will provide a venue for broad-based public input to help shape the future of recreation in the County.

Many communities in the County of Santa Barbara lack adequate access to parks and recreation opportunities, and it can be challenging to develop new parks, trails, and recreational spaces. To improve provision of new recreational opportunities and update outdated recreation plans, The Countywide Recreation Master Plan commenced in 2020 coordinating with the eight incorporated cities, agencies within Santa Barbara County, as well as nonprofit and private recreation service providers.  There have also been dozens of public meetings, and outreach at community events in both English and Spanish. Input from the community, government and local organizations helps support planning for new or improved parks, recreation, and trails, particularly in underserved communities with limited access to parks and other amenities.

If you would like to be part of the workshop Thursday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. please visit Virtual Workshop Tickets and register for the online event.  Additional details about the project and ways to get involved and have your input be heard can be found at www.sbcrecplan.com.

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fitz Dec 07, 2022 09:42 AM
UPCOMING VIRTUAL PUBLIC WORKSHOP ON COUNTY PARKS, RECREATION, AND TRAILS PLANNING

Where is Sen. Limon on all this forced development on the So.Coast? Will Gregg Hart advocate for us maintaining local control? Why is staff and the County just rolling over and letting the State take over planning in our County? The only local community leaders who are handling this wisely are the Goleta City Council members. Goleta is very lucky to have such advocates while the rest of the electeds seem to just cave. Why does Wiener have so much sway up in Sacramento? What might be good for his district is NOT good for our very fragile strip on the Central Coast.

Zenyatta19 Dec 06, 2022 06:55 PM
UPCOMING VIRTUAL PUBLIC WORKSHOP ON COUNTY PARKS, RECREATION, AND TRAILS PLANNING

If the County is so concerned about recreational opportunities, perhaps they need to scrap the proposed rezone of Glen Annie Golf course. The potential addition of 4,721 new homes all concentrated in the Eastern Goleta Valley, will increase the need for recreation, water, infrastructure, energy and so much more.The state mandated housing will devastate this area.

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