By an edhat reader
Week of April 11 to April 15: meetings of the municipal council and the advisory committee of the SB
Santa Barbara City Government: https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/default.asp. According to the decrees of the Council: All Board and Advisory Committee meetings are now held in person; only the Council will have “hybrid” access, in person and via Zoom, allowing those unable to attend in person to raise concerns via Zoom. But for the advisory boards, public comments must be in person only. City Council Chambers upstairs at City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street; David Gebhard Hall, 630 Garden Street.
The meetings will be broadcast live on City TV-Channel 18 and online on SB City Television. Written public comments are permitted via email prior to the start of the meeting – times vary, see the committee webpages, listed below.
The city of Santa Barbara has a schedule of meetings; here it is for April: https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/cals/. (NB: City Calendar is a guide and is not always accurate.) City TV covers many meetings and offers replays and updates with newly scheduled meetings: https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/cityadmin/programming.asp
A long-time Edhat subscriber, hoping for more public involvement in our local government, thought it would be useful and interesting for the community to have a weekly list of select meetings, ones that might be of interest to the whole town. . We agree. Do not hesitate to tell us what you think, good idea? waste of time? do you want it to continue but covering more than the city of Santa Barbara? There were cover requests from Carpinteria and Goleta; volunteers to do this and/or county meetings, please contact [email protected]
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Architectural Review Board. Consent Agenda, 1:00 p.m.; Project Design Approval/Final Approval (PDA/FA) 1298 Las Positas Rd; PDA/FA 812 rue de la Vina; PDA/FA, 1109 San Pascual Street; Concept review: 230 Stearns Wharf for 65 feet of privacy fence.
Single Family Design Consulting, 3 p.m.. Agenda, David Gebhard Room, PDA: 36 Rincon Vista Road; conc. Rev. : 650 Rockwood Drive; PDA: 2944 Valencia Drive; conc. Rev. : 549 La Marina Drive; conc. Rev. : 2315 Edgewater. Architectural drawings are available hereas did public comment letters posted on Saturday, April 9, expressing support and concern for the Rincon Vista and Edgewater properties.
SFDB, 11 a.m. Consent Calendar, Agenda, DG Room: PDA and FA, 501 San Pascual St., New item, Concept Review: 1440 Manitou Rd.; FA: 1125 Cima Linda Ln.
municipal Councilordinary meeting, 2 p.m.hybrid; Agenda, included access instructions and a link to the 256-page Board Agenda packet that includes more minutes from 2021 and those from two recent March meetings. In the consent agenda as well as the minutes are item 9, increasing the airport appropriations by $200,000 from reserves for marketing and also reserves, item 11, increasing the contract amount by $20,000 to the National Association Of Civilian Oversight Of Law Enforcement (NACOLE); and Item 13, $21,167 to Parks and Rec. Dept., for Yanonali Park. responding to neighborhood concerns.
Agenda Item 18of the community development department, will provide an update on the actions of the city and partner agencies to respond roaming.
HLC, regular meeting, 1:30 p.m.; Agenda: update of the housing element of the general plan, a brief introduction; Single Concept Review: 400 W. Carrillo Street, parking for commuters: the felling of 15 trees and the construction of 63 rental units at controlled rents for middle and middle incomes; PDA and FA for 931 Anacapa Street; PDA and FA requested the following item, 524 Chapala St (Jewish Federation Building).
Community Training Board, 5:30 p.m.., meeting in the council chambers, public comments in person.
the Survey resultsa total of 1040 receipts, were posted last week on the site: here.
Downtown Parking Committee7:30 a.m.David Gebhard Hall, Agenda: Report of the State Street Advisory Board; DPC budget update and State Street Promenade update. (As of 10/4, this first meeting is not listed as televised by City TV.)
Urban planning committee: meeting cancelled.
Bi-weekly closure of the municipal administration.
Ahead, uncertain times:
April 19, The city council is considering ‘stabilizing’ or ‘controlling’ rents, according to Josh Molina on Journalists with JR.
April 22, Joint meeting of the HLC and the Plaza de la Guerra Revitalization Design Advisory Committee at the library’s Faulkner gallery, not on the City TV program.
City departments will present their annual budgets to city council starting in early May with a final review on June 21.
A helpful City of Santa Barbara web page is Government transparency: https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/transparency/default.asp. Unlisted is a link to the Ralph M. Brown Law (“brown law“)“In enacting this chapter, the Legislature finds and declares that the public commissions, councils, and councils and other public agencies of this State exist to assist in the conduct of the affairs of the people. It is the intent of the law that their actions be taken openly and their deliberations conducted openly.”