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City of Santa Barbara
Land Development Team Bulletin
Volume #107, 11/14





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:

The City’s New Zoning Ordinance (NZO) Effort

The City has hired the consultant team of Dyett and Bhatia to work on the update to the City’s Zoning Ordinance.  Dyett and Bhatia is a highly experienced team that has prepared zoning code updates in various cities.  The Zoning Ordinance establishes the zone classifications, permitted uses, land use development standards and permitting process for development throughout the City.  The current ordinance, adopted in 1957, needs to be updated to reflect current uses and practices and to be more user-friendly.

This effort will include a broad public process, and we encourage you to stay informed and get involved.  A website has been developed for this effort, and will include information about public meeting dates and reference materials.  The website is

To receive updates of future meetings and workshops regarding the New Zoning Ordinance effort, please subscribe for Notifications of the New Zoning Ordinance at the website dedicated to this effort under the “Get Involved” tab.  Instructions for subscribing for the Notifications of the New Zoning Ordinance are included under the “Get Involved” tab.  The persons that subscribe on the website will comprise the City’s general “mailing list” for this effort.

You can also provide feedback and comment on the NZO website under the “Get Involved” tab.  The website now includes the Scope of Work, Schedule and Public Outreach Program under “Reference Documents.”  The public workshops for this effort will occur throughout next year.

This work effort is being conducted by the Planning Division of the Community Development Department in conjunction with the consultant and inter-departmental support.  The project contact is Beatriz Gularte, Project Planner at

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