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Airport Master Plan

The Airport Master Plan is an evaluation of current and forecasted airport activity, facility requirements, and a review of various alternatives for Santa Barbara Airport.  The objective of the Airport Master Plan is to provide guidance for future development which will satisfy aviation demand in an environmentally and fiscally responsible manner while adhering to appropriate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety design standards. Alternative development scenarios will be devised, each satisfying projected needs in a unique way.

Through coordinated review by the City of Santa Barbara, the FAA, airport users, and the public, a recommended development concept will evolve which serves as a guide to realistic and achievable airport development. The plan then acts as a guide to aid local, state, and federal decision-makers when considering airport improvements.

For more detailed information go to our Airport Master Plan website.

Environmental Review

A Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is available for public review and comment on the City’s
Environmental Review website. Please submit written comments by Friday, October 16, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

To view the Airport Master Plan, please visit the Airport Master Plan website.  To view the Draft EIR,
please visit the Environmental Review website.

Please send your comments by US Mail to:      

City of Santa Barbara
Planning Division
Attn: Andrew Bermond, AICP
P.O. Box 1990
Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990

OR by Email to:

Public Comment Hearings

You are invited to attend either of two environmental hearings to be held on the Draft EIR.  Comments at either meeting will be entered into the administrative record.

Airport Commission 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015  6:00pm
Airport Administration Building
601 Norman Firestone Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Airport Conference Room

Planning Commission

Thursday, October 1, 2015  1:00pm
City Hall
735 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
City Council Chambers


Meetings can be viewed live on City TV-18, or on your computer at
A rebroadcast schedule can be found at




Last Updated: Feb 1, 2016