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Upcoming Public Meetings

City Council

Tuesday August 7, 2018
City Hall, Council Chambers (2nd Floor)
735 Anacapa Street

The General Plan Map Amendment and Local Coastal Program Amendment is the first item on the Administrative Agenda (after Public Comment and Consent Calendar) and will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m.

At this hearing, staff is recommending that City Council:

  • Make the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings contained in the Council Agenda Report;
  • Adopt, by reading of title only, a Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara adopting environmental findings pursuant to CEQA and approving a General Plan Map Amendment (MST2018-00070) to remove land use designations on the adopted General Plan Map in the Coastal Zone and retitle the modified map as “General Plan Map for Inland Areas; and
  • Adopt, by reading of title only, a Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara adopting environmental findings pursuant to CEQA and approving a Local Coastal Program (LCP) Amendment (MST2018-00070) that shall not take effect until it has been certified by the California Coastal Commission to: 1) Repeal the existing LCP Land Use Plan (entitled “Local Coastal Plan”; originally certified by the CCC in 1981 and subsequently amended by the City of Santa Barbara City Council and CCC) in its entirety and approve a new LCP Land Use Plan entitled “Coastal Land Use Plan”; and 2) Repeal the existing LCP Land Use Plan Map and approve a new LCP Land Use Map, which includes various land use designation changes.

Hearing Documents:

Past Meetings and Events

Planning Commission

Thursday June 21, 2018
City Hall, Council Chambers (2nd Floor)
735 Anacapa Street

At this hearing, the Planning Commission recommended the following to be adopted by City Council:

  • A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara adopting environmental findings pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and approving a General Plan Map Amendment (MST2018-00070) to remove land use designations on the adopted General Plan Map in the Coastal Zone, and retitle the modified map as “General Plan Map for Inland Areas”; and
  • A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara adopting environmental findings pursuant to CEQA and approving a LCP Amendment (MST2018-00070) that shall not take effect until it has been certified by the California Coastal Commission to: 1) Repeal the existing LCP Land Use Plan (entitled “Local Coastal Plan”; originally certified by the CCC in 1981 and subsequently amended by the City of Santa Barbara City Council and CCC) in its entirety and approve a new LCP Land Use Plan entitled “Coastal LUP” and 2) repeal the certified LCP Land Use Plan Maps and approve a new LCP Land Use Map, which includes various land use designation changes.

Hearing Documents:

Planning Commission

Thursday, March 1, 2018
City Hall, Council Chambers (2nd Floor)
735 Anacapa Street

At this hearing, the Planning Commission recommended the following, with a list of plan amendments, be adopted by City Council:

  • A General Plan Map Amendment (MST2018-00070) bifurcating the adopted General Plan Map at the Coastal Zone boundary, except in the Airport Area, to create a General Plan Land Use Map for the Inland and Airport Areas (no other changes proposed) and a General Plan Land Use Map for the Coastal Zone with minor land use designation name changes.
  • A Local Coastal Program Amendment (MST2018-00070) comprised of:
    • An update to the Coastal Land Use Plan (LUP); and
    • A General Plan Land Use Map for the Coastal Zone.

Hearing Documents:

Commission and Advisory Committee Meetings

In November 2017, informational presentations on the Public Review Draft Coastal LUP were conducted by Planning Division staff to the Parks and Recreation Commission, Creeks Citizens Advisory Committee, and Harbor Commission. The Agendas and Staff Reports are posted below:

Parks and Recreation Commission

Wednesday November 15, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers
City Hall – 735 Anacapa Street 

Creeks Restoration and Water Quality Improvement Citizens Advisory Committee

Wednesday November 15, 2017

Harbor Commission

Thursday November 16, 2017

Public Open House for the Coastal Land Use Plan Update

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Chase Palm Park Center
236 East Cabrillo Boulevard (Ocean side of Cabrillo)

The City of Santa Barbara hosted a community Open House on November 11th at the Chase Palm Park Center to initiate public review of an updated Draft Coastal Land Use Plan (LUP). The Open House included stations with information about topics covered in the Draft Coastal LUP, giving people an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about coastal planning and the review process.

Last Updated: Aug 9, 2018
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