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Proposed Amendments to the Historic Resources OrdinancePlanning Central

Santa Barbara Municipal Code Chapter 30.157.


In 2012, the City adopted the Historic Resources Element of the General Plan intended to promote historic preservation through identification, designation, and protection of historic resources with the implementation of four goals, including  Protection and Enhancement of Historic Resources, Increased Awareness and Appreciation, Government Cooperation, and Neighborhood Historic Preservation.  

The City’s existing Historic Resources Ordinance (SBMC Chapter 22.22) provides the authority to protect and preserve the City’s historic resources consistent with the goals and policies of the Historic Resources Element. The City is currently pursuing amendments to the existing Historic Resources Ordinance to ensure the continued protection, preservation, and enhancement of historical, architectural, and archaeological resources.  Proposed amendments are intended to update the Ordinance with language consistent with the State and National historic preservation standards, streamline the review process, and outline a process for designating historic districts. 

Upcoming Public Hearings  

Ordinance Committee  - March 9, 2021. 

Council Agenda Report and Draft of Historic Resource Amendments

Click Here to view the council agenda page.


Past Meetings

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Please send any comments or questions to Nicole Hernandez, Urban Historian,

Last Updated: Mar 3, 2021
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