SB planning staff tinkers with its housing codes – and perhaps teases apartment development along the way.READ MORE »
Planning Issues In Depth
Exceptional plans, compelling planners, indie films, local art and gambling all in a nights work for our local planners. Award winners and photos of the event here!READ MORE »
Bill Fulton provides a summary of the CEQA reform bill by Darrell Steinberg. It’s not about the Kings…for the rest of us.READ MORE »
Dave Ward asks, “Why not Bonus Density and Inclusionary Housing together?”READ MORE »
Bret McNulty of Santa Barbara County introduces the start of the process for the Pedestrian Circulation and Parking Plan for downtown Los Alamos. The funky little town in between Orcutt and Santa Ynez has caught the attention of many for its famous pizza and bucolic scenery.READ MORE »
It was a case that reeked of Nimbyism and CEQA abuse. Did the project (to rezone a portion of the property to make it consistent with the land use designation) require a full EIR? “No” and… “The respondents shall recover their legal costs on appeal.”READ MORE »
Real CEQA Reform? Gov. Brown recently: “Any time you have a law, it spawns rules, it spawns a culture, it spawns a whole constituency…Changing it in any dramatic way is difficult…” Here’s a report by Holland & Knight that summarizes 95 published CEQA opinions (’97-’12)
Pursuant to the Section By-laws Article VII – Section 8.2.1 and 8.2.3, the Board is notifying the membership of our intention to create YPG Coordinator positions for each subsection.
With the table set for Planning Commission decisions on the Gaviota Community Plan, the EDC has put forth a short movie. It will show this Friday, February 1 from 11:30-1pm at the Bren School.
Barb Kautz and Pete Parkinson from the Northern News share their experience with the Housing Element Focus Group.