Letters

CPA Supports a Study Group to Help Care for City Trees

Dear Mayor Rowse and City Council members: Citizens Planning Association* has been a part of Santa Barbara’s planning processes since 1960. We have been credited – or criticized for standing up for what we consider good planning. What is good planning, we’ve often been asked? It’s the forethought that takes into consideration our city’s history, […]

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CPA Strongly Opposes the County Allowing 100,000 Oil Tanker Trips on Harris Grade Road

To: Jacquelynn Ybarra, Project Planner Re: Draft Negative Declaration for proposed Sentinel Peak Resource Truck Rack (and Trucking Project) 22LUP-00000-00199 100,000 Oil Tanker Trips over a 50 Year period Proposed Citizens Planning Association has followed this oil development since 1980, when the Lompoc Separation Plant was first proposed. We are very concerned that this current

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CPA Requests that Housing Authority Be a Major Player in the Paseo Nuevo Housing Proposals

RE: Agenda Item 13, Recommendation “A”: TO: Mayor Randy Rowse and Council members: E. Friedman, A. Gutierrez, O. Gutierrez, M. Harmon, M. Jordan, K. Sneddon; Clerk@SantaBarbaraCA.gov Dear Mayor Rowse and Council members: Citizens Planning Association has been part of SB City planning process for more than 60 years. Although focused on the present and future,

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CPA Cite Concerns of Proposed 101 Garden Street Hotel in the Funk Zone

To: Santa Barbara City Planning Commissioners Re: 101 Garden Street 250 Room Hotel Citizens Planning Association is quite familiar with this site. When CPA was founded in 1960, this site was an industrial site which was quietly creating significant contamination. We feel this current project should not be given an exemption under CEQA. In the

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CPA Supports the Gaviota Community Plan Viewshed Policies

To: Santa Barbara County Planning Commission Re: Gaviota Coast Conservancy (GCC) Appeal of Project F1-F2. Citizens Planning Association followed closely the entire Gaviota Coastal Plan (GCP) process and felt after several years of discussion by county stakeholders that our precious Gaviota Coast would be safe from impactful development. We are very concerned to discover the

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CPA Supports Stronger Voice for SB City Historic Landmark Commisson on the State Street Advisory Committee

Since its founding in 1960, CPA has advocated for the best standards of design and we work to protect the heritage of SB County. Also in 1960, the El Pueblo Viejo was established. The Historic Landmarks Commission was also formed in 1960 to ensure the EPV would be protected through ‘careful City planning and development.”

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CPA Says Yes to Suggestions to Focus on Low Income and Moderate level Housing in the County HEU Rezoning

To: Chair Lavagnino and Supervisors. Citizens Planning Association is here today to say ‘Yes”. As president of CPA, I am here today to speak in support of some of the proposals for criteria to be considered in determining parcels in the HEU rezoning process. CPA has attended all workshops and hearings regarding the HEU. We

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CPA Offers Suggestions for the SB City AUD Progress Report

Citizens Planning Association has participated in the public process regarding planning and housing for more than 63 years. We recently hosted City Planner Allison deBusk at our monthly Speakers Series. Ms. deBusk included information about the AUD process during her presentation. We appreciated her encouragement to participate in today’s discussion. CPA board members have read

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