Tag archives: Summerland Citizens Association

Summerland Signage Woes 
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   December 13, 2022

Also at the Land Use Committee meeting, representatives from the Summerland Citizens Association (SCA) reported to the committee that they are spearheading an appeal of a portion of developer John Price’s new Fuel Depot project at 2285 Lillie Avenue in Summerland. Specifically, the SCA is appealing the gas station’s sign on the back side of […]

Summerland Citizen’s Association Board of Directors Report
By Montecito Journal   |   November 1, 2022

Summerland Citizens Association BOD (SCABOD) is happy to report that on October 24, CalTrans successfully hit their target date for opening the Evans 101 Northbound onramp. During onramp closure, MTD was forced to make adjustments for the Line 20 bus in Summerland, which meant additional efforts had to be made by the passengers. Some of […]

Sonya Harris’s 101 Freeway Ramp Garden Relocated
By Joanne Calitri   |   July 26, 2022

Summerland is blessed with the beautiful green thumb of Sonya Harris, who single-handedly created a garden scape with over 250 plants and stonework along Lillie Avenue’s sidewalk through the northbound 101 onramp.  Caltrans was ready to bulldoze through that garden were it not for a good deed message from Kirsten Ayars, PR for the Caltrans […]

We Need Sunshine in Summerland!
By Pam Scott   |   January 18, 2022

I’ve lived in Santa Barbara and Summerland for nearly 50 years and while I love our community, the continued lack of transparency needs to end. The current gas station remodeling in Summerland is a microcosm of the darkness that shrouds many County-decisions. More importantly, it demonstrates how our 1,500-person community is being run: In the […]

The Squeaky Wheel Method
By Leslie Westbrook   |   December 31, 2020

Suzy “Squeaky Wheel” Cawthon has spent eight long years on a long and winding road of a dream that began with Fran Davis, the “founding mother” of an effort to re-imagine and enhance Lookout Park. The idea was to move the camp host from its perch and a primo spot to the upper end of […]

Summerland Cannabis Survey
By Leslie Westbrook   |   September 3, 2020

Decisive Opposition to New Dispensary Despite 70 percent of Summerland voters in the state election voting in favor of marijuana legalization, residents and business owners are overwhelmingly against the establishment of a cannabis dispensary in town. So says a recent survey with a sample that comprises 25 percent of residents and almost all business owners […]