- AUD Incentive Program
The AUD Program replaces the existing Variable Density Program & allows increased residential densities to encourage smaller, more affordable units in areas of the City.
- Climate Action Plan
The City Climate Action Plan identifies strategies for reducing carbon dioxide and other "greenhouse gas" emissions in Santa Barbara that contribute to climate change.
- General Plan Implementation
Following Council adoption of the General Plan update in December 2011, a number of key implementation efforts have been initiated.
- Safety Element Update
The City has received grant funding and begun work to update the 1979 Safety Element of the City General Plan.
- Zoning & General Plan Map Amendments
Zoning Map and General Plan Map Ammendments were approved in June 2013. State law requires consistency between the General Plan map land use designations, boundaries and residential densities and the Zoning map of the City.
- Fences, Screens, Walls and Hedges
Santa Barbara Municipal Code (SBMC) §28.87.170 regulates the height and location of fences, screens, walls and hedges on private property in the A, E, R, C-O, and C-X Zones. The City is in the process of considering amendments to this Municipal Code section, with the intent of adopting regulations consistent with the community’s values that can be regularly and fairly enforced.