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City of Santa Barbara
Land Development Team Bulletin
Volume #221, 7/29/2020

Upcoming CEQA Ordinance
at the Ordinance Committee Meeting


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On August 11, 2020, the Ordinance Committee will consider an ordinance updating the City’s CEQA process and regulations. The proposed CEQA Ordinance streamlines the City’s CEQA process, increases transparency, and updates the list of ministerial and exempt projects consistent with current circumstances. A public review draft of the Ordinance Committee Agenda Report and the Proposed CEQA Ordinance are available on the City’s website at the following link:

Ordinance Committee Meeting
Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 11:30 a.m.

Via the GoToWebinar platform

This meeting will be conducted electronically via the GoToWebinar platform, as described in more detail on the Agenda that will posted on Thursday, August 6, 2020, available on the Ordinance Committee web page. The draft ordinance amendments and Ordinance Committee staff report will be posted on Thursday, August 6, 2020 .

This work effort is being conducted by the City Attorney’s Office. For questions about the CEQA ordinance amendments, please contact Dan Hentschke at

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