Letters

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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CPA asks BOS to deny the most recent Exxon / Mobil attempt to re-start corroded pipelines

Dear Supervisors: Over the past decades, Citizens Planning Association has offered input regarding the Plains pipelines, especially after the ruptured pipeline along our precious Gaviota Coast in 2015. We support the EDC position that ExxonMobil or its subsidiary should not be allowed to re-start production from the off shore platforms and use these damaged pipelines.

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How Tall is Too Tall? CPA replies to Brian Cearnal

CITIZENS PLANNING ASSOCIATION REPLIES TO BRIAN CEARNAL: “How tall is too tall?” There’s a straight-forward answer to that: It’s anything beyond what the voting residents of a city have decided via their charters and ordinances. Architect Brian Cearnal points out that our Santa Barbara City charter section, describing residential zoning limits to 45’ in multi-family

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State Street Parkway

Dear Santa Barbara City Council Members: 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. The CPA board supports the designation for the parkway of State

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