CPA 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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CPA Points Out Major Issues with the Housing Element Update
Dear Supervisors: Citizens Planning Association has been following the Housing Element process since the very beginning. We hope you have read the many CPA letters regarding the RHNA numbers allotment...
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Concept Review for 335 S. Milpas Street
To the Architectural Board of Review: Citizens Planning Association has worked within Santa Barbara City and County for good planning since 1960. The off-ramp area from the 101 to Milpas is truly the “entrada”...
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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....
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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....
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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...
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Housing Element additional Sites
Dear (Santa Barbara County Board of) Supervisors: Citizens Planning Association, a volunteer organization created 63 years ago, promotes sound planning and sustainable communities throughout Santa Barbara...
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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....
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CPA Public Comments: LAFCO re Bailey Avenue.
Citizens Planning Association of Santa Barbara County has been closely following this annexation attempt since it was first proposed in 1998. In the past, LAFCO has denied the annexation. Today the city...
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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...
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