Tag archives: land use

Montecito Association Land Use February 6 Meeting
By Joanne A Calitri   |   February 13, 2024

The Montecito Association (MA) held its Land Use monthly meeting February 6 via Zoom. Key issues on the table were pedestrian paths, YMCA Update, the Debris Nets and a Montecito resident’s creek issues with neighbor. MA Chair Bill Babbitt called the meeting to order. Present were Pat McElroy, Executive Director for The Project for Resilient […]

Housing and Flooding Discussed at Land Use 
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 14, 2023

At this month’s Montecito Association Land Use Committee meeting, chair Bill Babbitt introduced Cindy Chvatal, who will be working with the committee regarding affordable housing requirements and initiatives in Montecito.  Babbitt explained there are three different ways the state of California is trying to add to affordable housing supply: the Housing Element and RHNA (Regional […]

The Food Truck… Or…
By Sharon Byrne   |   June 13, 2023

Yet another reminder that things are seldom as simple as they seem I want to say thanks to Penny Bianchi, Sally Bromfield, and others for reaching out to the Montecito Association on the food truck situation and engaging in a very complicated conversation. This is not a simple case of a food truck being asked […]

Land Use Committee Meets
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   May 9, 2023

The Montecito Association’s Land Use & Transportation Committee met on Tuesday to discuss a number of items, including the permitting process currently in progress for four automated license plate readers in Montecito.  The 13-ft readers are to be located at 129 Sheffield Drive, 104 San Ysidro Road, 385 San Ysidro Road, and 191 La Vereda […]

Land Use Committee Meets
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   May 10, 2022

On Tuesday, May 3, the Montecito Association Land Use Committee met via Zoom to further discuss the parking issues at the Hot Springs Trailhead, which we’ve covered extensively over the last several weeks.  On the call were 30 members of the community, including members of the Land Use Committee, as well as representatives from the […]

Fire Smoke Drifting In; Housing Bills Facing Opposition
By Sharon Byrne   |   August 31, 2021

In the past few weeks, you may have noticed a smoke smell in the air and greyer skies. That’s wildfire smoke drift coming into the area. If you watch the Purple Air site (purpleair.com), you can zoom in or out to monitor air quality conditions in our area and across the state. Our Air Pollution […]

Montecito Association Tackles Multiple Land Use Issues
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   January 14, 2021

The Montecito Association Land Use Committee met earlier this week, and took a look back at the major land use projects the committee worked on in 2020. “We recognized early on after the debris flow that there would be multiple large scale projects to tackle,” said MA Executive Director Sharon Byrne, adding that the projects […]

Land Use Committee Discusses 2020 Goals
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   February 6, 2020

Chris Sneddon, Deputy Director of Transportation for the County of Santa Barbara, was back in front of the Montecito Association Land use Committee on Tuesday, reporting that several changes have been made to the San Ysidro Roundabout project over the last several weeks. The project is set to be back in front of Montecito Board […]

New Director of P&D
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   February 21, 2019

Last week, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors approved the appointment of Lisa Plowman as the County’s next Director of Planning and Development. Plowman has more than 19 years of experience assisting private and nonprofit developers with land use entitlement and planning processes.  For the past five years, Plowman has served as Principal and […]

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. […]

Land Use Committee Meets
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   May 3, 2018

At the Montecito Association’s Land Use Committee meeting on May 1, Bucket Brigade co-founders Josiah Hamilton and Abe Powell reported on a project they are working on to build a pedestrian pathway along North Jameson Road. “Now that this area is opened up, the dirt is primed and the time is right to build a […]

Land Use Committee Meets
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   April 5, 2018

At a standing-room-only Land Use Committee meeting on Tuesday, April 3, several County staff members gave updates on mudslide recovery, including Water Resources deputy director Tom Fayram, who assured the Committee that FEMA officials are working hard on finishing revised flood maps for Montecito. The maps, which are expected to be finalized in June, will […]