Bob Short: A Community Icon

By Sharon Byrne   |   October 5, 2021

Bob Short, an icon and pillar of the Montecito community, passed this week.

While we all adjust to the news, we will be visiting with his friends and family in the coming days to do a much longer piece on his remarkable life and significant contributions to Montecito next week.

But, for now, please know that Bob was a force in this community for decades. Montecito would not be what you know and love if not for Bob. He played a significant role in the Montecito Association, most recently serving on our Transportation Committee, supporting Hands Across Montecito, and our legislative efforts with the state of California.

The lane that expands the 101 North from the Hot Springs on-ramp to Salinas St – Bob Short got that installed. He left us a huge legacy, and we will forever miss him. Bob passed away peacefully at Casa Dorinda, surrounded by his loving daughters.


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