Tag archives: short term rentals

Looking for Reliable 911 Service
By Montecito Journal   |   July 12, 2022

We live on Channel Drive in Montecito and along with the neighbors we have sent several emails regarding the lack of Sheriff’s presence since COVID and the increase of illegal activities. Last night was 4th of July and sadly Channel Drive had far fewer families enjoying the fireworks and many more people drinking, flying drones […]

Underfunded or Overhyped? Defining the California Coastal Commission’s Impact on Montecito
By Nick Masuda   |   July 8, 2021

For Sigrid Wright, she can’t help the fleeting thoughts that she has as she drives down the 101 toward Ventura, and it has nothing to do with the anger-inducing traffic caused by endless construction. She wonders if the roadway will even be visible in 10 or 20 years. What will the impacts of climate change […]

The Year in Review 2018
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   December 27, 2018

It is more than obvious that 2018 was a pivotal year for Montecito and its residents. The first week of the year, we were recovering from the Thomas Fire, which weeks earlier had suffocated Montecito and Santa Barbara in smoke and ash while scorching nearly 282,000 acres from Ventura to Santa Barbara, including ten structures […]

Short-Term Rental Ban Latest
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   September 27, 2018

In August, Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors (BOS) received a briefing on Short-Term Vacation Rentals (STRs) in the Coastal Zone of the County and directed staff to return to the board with recommendations for how STRs should be allowed to operate in the Coastal Zone.  In May, the California Coastal Commission denied the BOS’s […]

Coastal Commission Denies Short-Term Rental Ban
By Tim Buckley   |   May 31, 2018

At a hearing earlier this month, the California Coastal Commission denied the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors’s ordinance amendments pertaining to the prohibition of Short-Term Rentals (STRs). The ban on STRs was approved by the Board of Supervisors in October of last year, after more than two years of multiple hearings as well as […]

Montecito’s Year in Review 2017
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   January 4, 2018

As another year passes, we reflect on notable events in the Montecito community. From California’s largest wildfire, progress on development and new businesses, school happenings, retirements, and more, 2017 was a busy year in Montecito. While far from all-inclusive, here is a snapshot of our community’s happenings in 2017.  Thomas Fire   Without a doubt, […]