CPA Letters

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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CPA Sends HLC Suggestions for De la Guerra Plaza
Re: HLC Concept Review, Item 4, de la Guerra Plaza, 20 de la Guerra St. Dear Historic Landmarks Commission members: Citizens Planning Association has been active in Santa Barbara since 1960, working for...
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CPA Supports County Re-districting Map that does the "Least-Harm"
Dear Redistricting Commissioners, The non-profit Citizens Planning Association, representing residents from throughout Santa Barbara County, has supported sound land use policies on the Central Coast since...
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CPA Joins Coalitions against 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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CPA Voices Concern for Traffic from Turnpike Drive Thru
January 11, 2021 To: Santa Barbara County Planning Commission Re: Appeal of the Amity Development Proposal Dear Planning Commissioners, The Board of Directors of Citizens Planning Association has been...
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CPA Comments on HLC Plans for DelaGuerra Plaza
HLCSecretary@SantaBarbaraCA.gov February17. 2021 To the Historic Landmarks Commission: Citizens Planning Association has been active for more than 60 years, working to protect Santa Barbara. We have followed...
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