CPA Letters

County Housing Element Update
TO: Jessica Steele/Staff RE: County Housing Element Update Scoping Comments Dear Staff: CPA has written several letters to County Planning and BOS over the past year urging public information and outreach...
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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...
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Nojoqui Farms appeal
Citizens Planning Association submits this letter to the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission in support of the Seaman appeal of the Nojoqui Farms cannabis cultivation LUP. Citizens Planning Association,...
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CPA Opposes Huge Project in Funk Zone
Letter presented to the SB City Architectural Board of Review July 10, 2022 Citizens Planning Association appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposal before you today.  Several members have...
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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...
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CPA Objects to Chick-fil-A Expansion
Dear Santa Barbara City Council Members: Citizens Planning Association has worked to create and support city guidelines and ordinances for more than 60 years. Many of our current members remember clearly...
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CPA Supports Tighter Cannabis Ordinance
TO: Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors RE: 5-24-22 BOS Hearing: Amendments to Cannabis Land Use ordinance Dear Chair Hartmann and Board Members: As you know, Citizens Planning Association has repeatedly...
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CPA Promotes Transparency and Community Involvement
Dear Chair Hartmann and CEO Miyasato: The Board of Directors of Citizens Planning Association wish to express urgency and concerns about the absence of transparency and community engagement in the 2023...
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CPA Asks BOS for Fairness with Cannabis Ordinance
TO: Santa Barbara County Planning Commission RE: 5-11-22 PC Hearing: Item 2: Amendments to Cannabis Land Use ordinance Dear Chair Cooney and Commissioners: As you know, Citizens Planning Association has...
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CPA Supports Yet Another Cannabis Appeal, this time in Carpinteria (Cate School)
Dear Santa Barbara County Planning Commission) Chair Cooney and Commissioners: Citizens Planning Association has expressed repeated concerns about the inadequate protections and safeguards that the County’s...
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CPA Supports More Oversight before Cannabis Appeal Was Pulled
Dear (Santa Barbara County Planning Commission) Chair and Commissioners: Citizens Planning Association submits this letter in support of the La Barge appeal ABL Partners cannabis cultivation LUP. For reasons...
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CPA Makes Suggestions for De la Guerra Plaza Update Joint Hearing
Dear Historic Landmarks Commission members: Citizens Planning Association has been active in Santa Barbara since 1960, working for good planning, including the preservation of our historic resources for...
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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...
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CPA Supports Neighbors' Appeal of Highway 1 Cannabis Operation (Big Bend)
Citizens Planning Association supports the appeal by Ms. Sally Isaacson et al of this cannabis operation. CPA has voiced concern about other cannabis operations, but we feel very strongly that this operation...
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CPA Asks for Transparency in Cannabis Ordinance Updates
County of Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors RE: 3-1-22 Hearing: Item A-4 Chapter 50 Second Reading Dear Chair Hartmann and Board: Citizens Planning Association requests that you refrain from adopting...
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CPA Opposes Draft Ordinance Regulating Hemp
Citizens Planning Association has, for decades, participated in the development of ordinances, processes and policies advocating for careful community planning and environmental protection throughout Santa...
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