Tag archives: Joe Cole

Montecito Is Leading the Way
By Sharon Byrne   |   October 26, 2021

Montecito always was a place of talent, care, resources, and community. There are a lot of smart, accomplished people making this beautiful place their home. It has also suffered its share of disaster, with the biggest fire in California history at the time — the Thomas Fire in December 2017. That fire has now dropped […]

Planning Commissioner Steps Down
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 21, 2019

Montecito Planning Commissioner Joe Cole has stepped down from the Montecito Planning Commission, after being reappointed in January 2018 to fill the seat left vacant by Dan Eidelson. Cole served as chair of the Commission following the 1/9 Debris Flow through the end of 2018, and says he values the experience. “It was humbling to […]

The Upper Village of Montecito: Part II
By Bob Hazard   |   February 8, 2018

While retailers across the country enjoyed a very Merry Christmas, retail in Montecito struggled. From hair salons to gift shops to restaurants, business owners watched helplessly as fire and ash led to mandatory evacuations, intolerable air quality and the absence of holiday tourists, all of which put a damper on holiday parties and decimated local […]

Montecito Planning Commission Updates
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   December 7, 2017

At this week’s SB Board of Supervisors hearing on Tuesday, December 5, First District supervisor Das Williams reappointed Montecito Planning commissioners (MPC) J’Amy Brown and Susan Keller to the MPC, each for another two-year term.  The reappointment marks Brown’s eighth year on the commission and Keller’s third. More changes are in store for MPC in […]