Mary Rose

Streamline Approval for Affordable Housing & Objective Design Standards

TO: Santa Barbara County Planning Commission FROM: Citizens Planning Association RE: Item 1: Streamline Approval for Affordable Housing and Objective Design Standards Dear Commissioners: CPA was very recently made aware that this item is before you today. Our board members have not had adequate time to study, or evaluate impacts and implication for design guidelines …

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Support for State Street Parkway Historic Designation

Santa Barbara Historic Landmarks Commission Dear Commissioners: Citizens Planning Association, a countywide, not for profit organization, has worked since 1960 to endorse and participate in the promotion of good urban planning. One of the core issues we promote is protection of our heritage and beauty. CPA has been actively studying proposals that come before your …

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Proposed Milpas Development Not In Best Interest of Santa Barbara

Letter to the Santa Barbara City Architectural Board of Review August 22, 2022 Dear ABR members: Citizens Planning Association has worked in Santa Barbara County, with a base in Santa Barbara City, since 1960. As our Mission, “We advocate for the best standards of design and natural resource protection in order to maintain sustainable communities …

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CPA & Watershed Alliance Support Funding Goleta’s Creeks & Watersheds

6/20/2021 Letter to the City of Goleta Re: City Budget and Sales Tax Revenue Priorities: Creek and Watershed Protection and Restoration   Dear Mayor Perotte and Councilmembers: The undersigned members of the Watershed Alliance support prioritization of the City’s watersheds and creeks as critically important community resources. Goleta’s creeks and watersheds recharge our aquifers, filter …

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Exxon Trucking

Citizens Planning Association strongly urges the Board of Supervisors to deny the findings necessary to approve the revised development plan and Exxon Mobil’s request to transport crude oil via diesel-driven tanker trucks from Las Flores Canyon facility to terminals in Santa Maria [SMPS] and Plains Pentland in Kern County.   We believe the necessary findings for …

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