Letters

CPA Opposes Exxon Mobil’s Oil Trucking Proposal

916 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 September 27, 2021 To: Santa Barbara County Planning Commission Re: 9/29/21 ExxonMobil Interim Trucking for SYU Phased Restart hearing Citizens Planning Association strongly urges the Commission to deny the findings necessary to approve the revised development plan and Exxon Mobil’s request to transport crude oil via diesel-driven tanker …

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CPA Asks SBCAG to Justify High South Coast Housing Numbers in Face of High Fire Zoning

July 9, 2021 To: Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) RE: July 15, 2021 Regional Housing Needs Allocation [RHNA] Public Hearing and Adoption Dear Chair Sierra and Honorable SBCAG Board of Directors: Citizens Planning Association (CPA) understands and is sympathetic to the goals of RHNA/Housing Element to increase the supply of housing in proximity …

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CPA Calls for Story Poles and Transparency for City Projects

June 21, 2021 RE: 825 de la Vina Street appeal: need for transparency Dear Mayor Murillo and Councilmembers: Citizens Planning Association is in its 6th decade of participating in Santa Barbara city and county governmental planning processes. CPA is particularly concerned about public awareness and participation. This letter is a forward-looking call-out for story poles …

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SB 9 Doesn’t Give Our Community Affordable Housing. Please Oppose

916 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 June 4, 2021 Re: CPA Position on SB 9 Citizens Planning Association, since its founding in 1960, has supported good planning and historic preservation in Santa Barbara. Our mission statement says it well: “We advocate for the best standards of design and natural resource protection in order to …

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City Paseos Are Not Garbage Collection Sites

To: Historic Landmarks Commission From: Citizens Planning Association Re: Conditions of Current Paseos August 30, 2021 Dear City Historic Landmarks Commissioners: It has come to the attention of Citizens Planning Association that some existing policies regarding historic paseos are being disregarded by the City Public Works Department. We are writing to make sure that all …

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CPA Lists Concerns for the Neighborhoods Project in Orcutt

February 6, 2021 To: SB County Planning Commission Re: The Neighborhoods at Willow Creek and Hidden Canyon. For more than sixty years, CPA has promoted sound planning practices. CPA strongly encouraged the County to develop the Community Planning process and to use these documents in decision-making. Our board is very concerned that the Orcutt Community …

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CPA Comments on Caltrans Culvert Project on the Gaviota Coast

Re: Appeal of the Caltrans Culvert Project August 29,2020 Citizens Planning Association has been following environmental issues in Santa Barbara County for more than 60 years. CPA members participated in the planning process for the Gaviota Coastal Plan and we have kept abreast of the proposals for a California Coastal Trail segment during the Las …

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CPA Comments on Goleta Stormwater Project

February 8, 2021 To: Goleta City Council Re: Stormwater Dear Mayor and City Council Members: Citizens Planning Association has been advocating for environmental sustainability in Santa Barbara County for more than 60 years. We strongly support the proposed Goleta’s creeks and watersheds proposals. Creeks and watersheds are valuable public resources that must be actively managed …

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CPA Questions Transparency for Bike Stations Review

January 24, 2021 To: Santa Barbara City Council via Clerk@SantaBarbaraCA.gov RE: City Council Agenda, January 27, Item #15, Appeal of the Planning Commission’s Approval of a Coastal Development Permit for Bicycle Share Stations in the Coastal Zone Dear Mayor Murillo and Councilmembers: This is a request for postponement of Council Agenda Item 15. Since 1960, …

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