Planning Issues In Depth

Revitalizing Saticoy’s character as a historic railway hub in Ventura County through reinvestment and opportunity

“When God doesn’t provide the water… it’s not here…”

The Times columnist, George Skelton, artfully illustrates our drought within the context of fish vs. farms. Was it Reagan’s fault? And is Gov. Brown going to pull off a rain dance next?


VOTE – for Cal Chapter Board Members

Trouble receiving your ballot from State APA… please make sure you contact our admin board for your ballot! Voting closes on December 10!!!


Visalia? Really? Our Central Coast APA raffle winners gets a whif of the Central Valley and like what they see…

Here’s a recap of our raffle winners’ experience from the Cal Chapter APA conference last month in Visalia.


Design Your Route to School Poster Contest Winners Announced in Los Alamos

Safe Routes to School, Pedestrian Circulation, Downtown Revitalization, and Parking focus of Planning Efforts in Los Alamos, Santa Barbara County


What’s YOUR zoning? A view on zoning – and our Planning Academy – from a ‘Brennie’

Hannah, who is one of our Planning Academy students, as well as a Master’s Candidate from the Bren School, gives a first hand overview of how the Planning Academy is treating her. Who said there wouldn’t be any homework?


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Local Water Agencies may start using the “D” word… Montecito in particular

Here’s the Mission & State article about the imminent Water Shortage Emergency if we don’t get rain…stat!

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Planning Academy Night #6 Presentations and Information on the Habitat for Humanity Project

Oil. Water. Green Building! We’ve got the presentations by Amy Steinfeld of BHFS and Ed De Vicente of DMHAA. We’re trying to get the oil presentation uploaded so please check back. THANKS!

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Fifth Night – Advance Materials for the Planning Academy

Here’s what we have so far from a REALLY PACKED night of speakers on New Urbanism, Lansdscape Design of Public Spaces, Santa Barbara’s Water System and Storm Drain Systems and Regulations.

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Fourth Night – Presention Materials to the Planning Academy

The housing/jobs balance and the City’s affordable housing programs by Lisa Plowman and John Ledbetter is here, as is Rene Brooke’s presentation on the City’s application review process.

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