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Planning Commission

The development of the City Planning Commission, formed in 1923, was mainly an outgrowth of the activities of the Plans and Planting Committee, a citizens group. The 1925 earthquake destroyed many structures, and the extensive rebuilding that followed offered the Commission a fresh opportunity for instituting a planning process for the future growth of the City.

The first building and zoning ordinances were adopted in 1923 and 1925, and the City's first comprehensive General Plan in 1964. The Commission now sends representatives to other City Boards and Commissions.

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General Functions

  1. Recommend to the City Council, after a public hearing thereon, the adoption, amendment or repeal of the General Plan, or any part thereof, and specific or precise plans it may deem advisable for guidance in the physical development of the City.
  2. Exercise such functions with respect to land subdivisions as provided by ordinance not inconsistent with the provisions of the City Charter (approve or disapprove tentative subdivision maps; and authorized to require dedications for public use as a condition for approval of subdivision maps, etc.).
  3. Exercise such functions with respect to zoning, building, land use, redevelopment, conservation, proposed public works and related matters as may be prescribed by ordinance not inconsistent with the City Charter (all actions provided by the Zoning Ordinance in connection with modifications, variances, site plans, development plans, etc. and make recommendations to City Council for amendments to the Zoning Ordinance).
Committee Functions
Membership Seven members
Qualifications Must be qualified electors of the City
Length of Term Four years and until successors are appointed. Staggered terms expire on December 31 of the appropriate year.
Meeting Schedule The Commission meets on the first, second and third Thursdays of each month* at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street, preceded by a 12:00 p.m. lunch meeting in Conference Room 15, City Hall, on the first and third Thursdays of the month. 
The Commission also meets, as needed, on Tuesdays at 7:45 a.m. at 630 Garden Street for site visits to projects.
*except as noted on PC meeting schedule
Financial Disclosure Requirement Members must file a Statement of Economic Interests upon appointment, annually and when leaving the advisory group.
 AB 1234 Ethics Requirement Assembly Bill (AB) 1234 requires this commission to complete AB 1234 Ethics Training no later than one year after the first day of service and then the training course must be completed once every two years thereafter.  
Compensation $50 per meeting attended.
Staff Beatriz Gularte, Senior Planner,
Community Development Department,
(805) 564-5470 xt. 5509
Reference City Charter Sections 800 - 806; Municipal Code Sections 2.08.020.H, 2.13.070, 27.03.010, and 28.06.010; Ordinance No. 5160

Public Notices

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January 05 2017 Notice of Meeting Cancellation.pdf
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January 12 2017 825 Roble Ln SHO appeal.pdf
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February 2 2017 Notice of Cancellation.pdf
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February 9 2017 Las Positas Modoc MUP Notice.pdf
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February 16 2017 Infill Design Guidelines Notice.pdf
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March 02 2017 New Zoning Ordinance Notice.pdf
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March 16 2017 350-352 Hitchcock Way Courtesy Notice.pdf
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March 16 2017 835 E Canon Perdido St Notice.pdf
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April 06 2017 1601 State State St Notice.pdf
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April 13 2017 1425 Las Positas Rd NZO Notice.pdf
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April 20 2017 413 Dibblee Ave Notice.pdf
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May 04 2017 Notice of Cancellation.pdf
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May 18 2017 505 And 509 W Los Olivos St And 2121 Oak Park Ln.pdf
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May 18 2017 926 Indio Muerto St Notice.pdf
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Current Agenda

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January 12 2017 Revised Agenda.pdf
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January 19 2017 Agenda.pdf
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February 9 2017 Agenda.pdf
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February 9 2017 Revised Agenda.pdf
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February 16 2017 Agenda.pdf
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February 16 2017 Special Meeting Supplemental Agenda.pdf
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March 02 and 09 2017 Agenda.pdf
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March 16 2017 Agenda.pdf
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April 06 2017 Agenda.pdf
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April 06 2017 Joint CC and PC Special Meeting Agenda.pdf
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April 13 2017 Agenda.pdf
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April 13 2017 Revised Agenda.pdf
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April 20 2017 Agenda.pdf
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May 11 2017 Agenda.pdf
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May 18 2017 Agenda.pdf
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June 01 2017 Agenda.pdf
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Staff Reports

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January 12 2017 Item II.C.1-4 Draft Minutes and Resolutions of December 01 and 08 2016.pdf
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January 12 2017 Item III 825 Roble Ln SHO Appeal Staff Report.pdf
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January 12 2017 Item IV REVISED South Coast 101 HOV Lanes Draft EIR Staff Report.pdf
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January 19 2017 Item V 32-36 W Carrillo St Staff Report.pdf
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February 9 2017 Item IV 121 E Mason St Staff Report.pdf
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February 9 2017 Item II.C.1-4 Draft Minutes and Resolutions of January 12 and 19 2017.pdf
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January 19 2017 Item III Draft Six-Year CIP 2018-2023 Staff Report.pdf
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January 19 2017 Item IV 121 E Mason St Staff Report.pdf
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February 9 2017 Item III Las Positas Modoc Rd Multiuse Path Staff Report.pdf
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February 9 2017 Item III Las Positas Modoc Rd Multiuse Path Staff Report Exhibits A-J.pdf
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February 16 2017 Item III Draft Six-Year Capital Improvements Program 2018-2023 Staff Report.pdf
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February 16 2017 Item IV Draft Infill Design Guidelines Staff Report.pdf
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March 2 2017 Item II.C.1-4 Draft Minutes and Resolutions of February 9 and 16 2016.pdf
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March 2 2017 Item III New Zoning Ordinance Staff Report.pdf
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March 9 2017 New Zoning Ordinance Memorandum One.pdf
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March 9 2017 New Zoning Ordinance Memorandum Two.pdf
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March 16 2017 Item B.1. 350-352 Hitchcock Way Staff Memorandum.pdf
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March 16 2017 Item II.C.1 Special Meeting Draft Minutes of March 2 2017.pdf
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March 16 2017 Item III. 835 E Canon Perdido Staff Report.pdf
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April 06 2017 Item II.C.1-2. Draft Minutes of March 09 and 16 2017.pdf
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April 06 2017 Item III. Growth Management Program Staff Report.pdf
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April 06 2017 Item IV. 1601 State Street Staff Report.pdf
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April 06 2017 Item IV. Joint CC and PC Work Session Staff Report.pdf
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April 13 2017 Item III. Draft New Zoning Ordinance Staff Report.pdf
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April 20 2017 Item III. 413 Dibblee Avenue Staff Report.pdf
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April 20 2017 Item IV.A. Carsharing Program in Santa Barbara Staff Report.pdf
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April 20 2017 Item IV.B. Cota Street Bike Lane Implementation Staff Report.pdf
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May 11 2017 Item II.C.1.-4. Draft Minutes and Resolutions for April 13 and 20 2017.pdf
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May 11 2017 Item III.A. Carsharing Program in Santa Barbara Staff Report.pdf
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May 11 2017 Item III.B. Cota Street Bike Lane Implementation Staff Report.pdf
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May 18 2017 Item III.A. 505 and 509 W Los Olivos and 2121 Oak Park Lane Staff Report.pdf
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May 18 2017 Item III.B. 926 Indio Muerto Street Staff Report.pdf
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June 01 2017 Item II.C.1.-4. Draft Minutes and Resolutions for May 11 and 18 2017.pdf
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June 01 2017 Item III.A. LCP Permit and Appeals Jurisdiction Map Staff Report.pdf
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June 01 2017 Item III.B. 400 W Pueblo Street Staff Report.pdf
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Action Agendas

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January 12 2017 Finished Agenda.pdf
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January 19 2017 Finished Agenda.pdf
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February 09 2017 Finished Agenda.pdf
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February 16 2017 Finished Agenda.pdf
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February 16 2017 Special Meeting Supplemental Finished Agenda.pdf
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March 02 2017 Special Meeting Finished Agenda.pdf
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March 09 2017 Special Meeting Finished Agenda.pdf
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March 16 2017 Finished Agenda.pdf
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April 06 2017 Finished Agenda.pdf
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April 13 2017 Finished Agenda.pdf
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April 20 2017 Finished Agenda.pdf
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Minutes

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January 12 2017 Minutes.pdf
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January 19 2017 Minutes.pdf
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February 09 2017 Minutes.pdf
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February 16 2017 Minutes.pdf
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March 02 2017 Special Meeting Minutes.pdf
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March 09 2017 Special Meeting Minutes.pdf
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March 16 2017 Minutes.pdf
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April 06 2017 Minutes.pdf
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April 13 2017 Minutes.pdf
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April 20 2017 Minutes.pdf
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May 11 2017 Minutes.pdf
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May 18 2017 Minutes.pdf
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Resolutions

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001-17 825 Roble Lane 01.12.17.pdf
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002-17 32-36 W Carrillo St 01.92.17.pdf
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003-17 City Right of Way Along Las Positas and Modoc Rds 02.09.17.pdf
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004-17 Recommendation to City Council - Draft CIP 2018-2023 02.16.17.pdf
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005-17 Allocation of Small Addition Square Footage 04.06.17.pdf
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006-17 1601 State St 04.06.17.pdf
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Last Updated: Apr 21, 2016