Adaptive Management Program
An important component of the 2011 General Plan is the Adaptive Management Program (AMP). The intent of the AMP is to ensure that the General Plan is being implemented effectively and towards achievement of its vision of a sustainable Santa Barbara, and to provide a feedback loop and opportunity for timely policy and implementation action adjustments, rather than infrequent, major reactive updates. Annual AMP reports have been prepared each year since 2013 for the joint meetings of the City Council and Planning Commission. To date, the AMP reports have not recommended any objective, policy, or implementation action adjustments.
The 2016 AMP report will focus on a discussion as to whether the Average Unit-size Density (AUD) Incentive Program is on track to result in generating workforce housing in the City, the stated objective of the program. That AMP report is expected to be finalized and available to the public in early October 2016.