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AUD Incentive Program Phase I & II Amendments

On December 13, 2016, City Council established the Housing Task Force (HTF) for a limited duration to evaluate certain aspects of the AUD Incentive Program. On August 15, 2017, the City Council considered the recommendations of the HTF and directed staff to initiate related ordinance amendments to Title 30 of the Santa Barbara Municipal Code (SBMC). Based on direction received at the Joint City Council and Planning Commission Work Session held on April 13, 2018, the work effort has been split into the below two phases to expedite the amendments which do not require additional public outreach (Phase I). Phase II amendments will be worked on concurrently, but will have a more in-depth public process, due to their complexity, and therefore a longer time period for completion.


Phase I of the AUD Incentive Program amendments consist of:

  • Requiring two parking spaces for AUD units with three or more bedrooms, in projects located outside of the Central Business District (CBD).
  • Prohibiting all units approved under the AUD Program from future conversion to a hotel use.

Previous Meetings

Planning Commission Meeting
September 13, 2018, 1:00 P.M.
City Hall, Council Chambers, 735 Anacapa Street
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  • Requiring affordable inclusionary rental units and affordable housing in lieu fees.
  • Removing mobile home parks from the AUD Incentive Program map.
  • Addressing the initial trial period of eight years or until 250 units are constructed in the High Density or Priority Housing Overlay Areas.
  • Considering allowing increased residential density and other development incentives in the Central Business District.
  • Considering revising the geographic boundaries of the AUD Incentive Program map and location of the Priority Housing Overlay.
  • Considering additional changes to parking requirements.
  • Other procedural actions as directed.

Upcoming Meetings

No meetings scheduled at this time.

Project Contact

This work effort is being conducted by the Planning Division of the Community Development Department. For questions contact Jessica Metzger (805) 564-5470 x4582.

Stay Informed

This area will link to Public Meetings information and archives and possibly a page for reference documents. Stay tuned for more.

Get Involved

We will soon have a newsletter for this Planning Effort. To be placed on the list to receive updates and notices for this, please email Jessica Metzger at

To receive updates and notices for other items of interest, click here to create a MySB Quick Subscriptions Account. Scroll down to the Newsletters & Bulletins section and select any items of interest. The AUD Newsletter will also be in this area when it is finalized.

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2018
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