Tag archives: Historic Landmarks Commission

New Role for Lieff
By Richard Mineards   |   February 22, 2022

Montecito animal activist Gretchen Lieff, founder and president of the Lutah Maria Riggs Society, has been appointed a member of the county’s Historic Landmarks Advisory Commission. The organization was created in 1965 to promote the preservation of historic buildings and structures. “The county has such a rich history of architectural protection and preservation,” says Gretchen. […]

Mission Creek Options
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   June 24, 2021

Last week, Public Works representatives were in front of the Historic Landmarks Commission to present conceptual options related to the initial Mission Canyon Bridge Studies effort. The complicated project will ultimately enhance safety along the sensitive corridor and Mission Canyon Bridge, which spans Mission Creek and is located to the north of Mission Santa Barbara […]

Fiesta at the Courthouse
By Lynda Millner   |   January 28, 2021

One of these days the Santa Barbara Courthouse will be open to the public once again. Meantime there is an interesting story about the sixth Theo Van Cina painting that hangs on the ground floor near the lawyer’s entrance titled “Fiesta at the Courthouse,” circa 1930s. There are five others on the second floor: “Cabrillo […]

Recycle, Upcycle, Bicycle
By Gwyn Lurie   |   September 17, 2020

As people flee crowded cities to more peaceful and less congested towns like ours, places like Santa Barbara become less peaceful and more congested themselves. The fact is, as urbanization and population reach unprecedented levels, and road congestion has become a daily tax of tedium. And it doesn’t just grind at our psyches. Heavy traffic […]

HLAC Considers Rancho San Carlos
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   August 16, 2018

At a hearing on August 13, the Historic Landmarks Advisory Commission (HLAC) heard from both sides of a contentious third party nomination for historic land marking in Montecito. Rancho San Carlos, the 237-acre property on East Valley Road, long owned by the Jackson family, was being considered for nomination as a Santa Barbara County Historic […]

Land Use Committee Meets
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   August 9, 2018

Next week, the Board of Supervisors (BOS) will consider adopting amendments to County land use development codes regarding Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Planning and Development staff has prepared final-draft proposed ADU ordinance amendments based on direction and comments from the BOS, County Planning Commission, Montecito Planning Commission, and the public in the last year and-a-half. […]

Overhead Wires = Aesthetic Blight
By Montecito Journal   |   May 24, 2018

I have lived on Santa Rosa Lane for over 30 years. The ugly power lines have always been a blight on what should be beautiful mountain views. Years ago, I asked Southern California Edison to take a look at the mess for safety reasons and to discuss the possibilities of putting the wires under the […]