SANTA BARBARA COUNCIL AND ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS: SEPTEMBER 19
By an edhat reader
Week of September 19-23, 2022: City of Santa Barbara Council and Advisory Committee Meetings
Long-time Edhat subscriber, hoping for more audience participation in our local government, thought it would be useful and interesting for the community to have a weekly list of selected meetings, those of interest to the whole city. We agree. Please let us know what you think. There have been requests for coverage from other jurisdictions; volunteers to do so, please contact [email protected] If we misposted an address or there’s a meeting we didn’t list, please note the correction in the Comments section below. Thanks!
Santa Barbara has a municipal calendar of meetings; for September: https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/cals/. (NB: City Calendar is a guide and may not be complete or, as with this week, completely accurate.) city tv covers many meetings and has replays and updates with newly scheduled meetings: https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/cityadmin/programming.asp?Month=5&Year=2022#Top. There’s a new city website design, but it’s a mixed blessing, with information harder to find if it exists.
Common acronyms and abbreviations: Hybrid, meeting access is both in-person and via Zoom or another website; PDA, project design approval; FA, final approval. Meeting locations: City Council rooms upstairs at City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street; David Gebhard Hall, 630 Garden Street; or where indicated. HyFlex, means both in-person and Zoom access; CAR, Report on the Council Agenda.
This week continues CREEK WEEK, 9/17-24, see link/schedule for daily events; and there are the usual commission and council meetings in the city of Santa Barbara.
Architectural Review Board1 p.m., Consent, DGR, Cancelled.
State Street Advisory Board4 p.m., DGR, Cancelled, as were the June and July meetings with the only summer meeting held on August 15, 8.15 agenda. Next meeting tentatively scheduled: October 17. In the meantime, check out the Agenda page for various resources, including the city’s 1964 General plan, particularly interesting reading for committee members; also: miscellaneous past presentations and staff reports.
Signaling Committeelisted as an alternate meeting on Tuesdays, 9am, including today, but we couldn’t find the agenda.
municipal Councilregular meeting, 2 p.m., municipal council chamber., HyFlex, access information to Agenda, Consent Schedule; Item 11, Department of Public Works, State Street Interim Operations Update, SELF.
Single Family Design Consulting3 p.m., DGR, agenda: 3239 Cliff Drive, PDA, FA; 1220 Flora Vista Drive, New Element, Concept Review; 817 Spring Street, new Concept Review article; 229 Vista del Mar Drive, New Item: PDA and FA – Public Comment including Appeal: 55 pages, link.
Calanques Committee5:30-7:00 PM Andree Clark Bird Sanctuary Restoration Tour, meet at the Bird Sanctuary outlet on East Beach near the volleyball courts.
No board or committee meetings scheduled. Those wishing to catch up could revisit some of the summer ABR, HLC, Planning Commission and Water Committee meetings. In next week’s version of the city calendar, we’ll try to list some meetings of particular interest.
Of general interest:
The Municipal Advisory Commissions are listed with their duties and powers described in the charter of the City of Santa Barbara, See: Article VIII, Appointed Boards and Commissions, pg; 25 and seq. Other commissions may be formed by the municipal council for certain matters of public interest. Santa Barbara City Code.
AIA-Santa Barbara, August 2020, State Street Promenade and Housing Community Survey Results, 4,800+ responses, linked here. Civic groups concerned with municipal government: Association of Allied Neighborhoods, Citizen Planning Association, League of Women Voters -Santa Barbaraand various hyperlocal neighborhood associations.
The City of Santa Barbara emphasizes transparency: https://santabarbaraca.gov/government-transparency. A link to the Ralph M. Brown law is not listed under the city’s transparency (“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 be conducted openly.”