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City of Santa Barbara
Land Development Team Bulletin
Volume #103, 5/14





The LDT Bulletin is one way we are increasing communication between the City and our customers. These bulletins will also be located in our lobby area at 630 Garden Street.

We hope you'll find the contents of this issue useful. However, if you prefer not to receive this publication in the future, simply send us an email to:

Land Development Team Open House

The City of Santa Barbara is hosting an “Open House” to provide information and answer questions regarding Land Development Team (LDT) regulations and processes. This is an informal meeting and there’s no need to RSVP – please feel free to just show up!

When:  Thursday, June 5, 2014
              8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Where: City of Santa Barbara
              630 Garden Street
              David Gebhard Public Meeting Room

Topics proposed to be covered:

  • Overview of Municipal Code amendments related to hedges and fences and the Administrative Review process for Minor Exceptions to the standards. You may wish to review the newly amended regulations (SBMC ?28.87.170) and associated Fence, Screen, Wall and Hedge Guidelines and bring your questions to the meeting.
  • Update on implementation of the Average Unit-Size Density (AUD) Incentive Program
  • Update on building permit plan check efforts

If time permits, additional topics may be covered. LDT representatives from Community Development (Planning and Building & Safety Divisions), Fire and Public Works (Transportation and Engineering Divisions) Departments will be available to answer questions.

For questions regarding this Open House, or to suggest topics for a future LDT Open House later this year, please contact Renee Brooke, AICP, Senior Planner, at

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City of Santa Barbara/Community Development
630 Garden Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
T. (805) 564-5485, ext. 2653