The deadline to comment on the County of Santa Barbara’s Draft Housing Element Update is by 5:00 PM on March 1, 2023. To view the Draft Housing Element Update, please go to: www.countyofsb.org/3177/Housing-Element-Update.
Of particular note to Goleta residents, the County’s Draft Housing Element Update proposes a significant amount of new housing just outside of the City of Goleta borders, including on agricultural land and the Glen Annie Golf Course.
Public comments may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Santa Barbara County Planning and Development,
Long Range Planning Division, Attn: Jessi Steele
123 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
The Draft Housing Element Update plans for existing and projected housing needs to accommodate 5,664 new housing units within the unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County between the years 2023 to 2031. It describes countywide policies and programs and identifies a range of sites that will be considered for rezones to meet the required number of housing units.
Further opportunities for public comment will be available throughout the Housing Element Update adoption process. To view upcoming events and for more information, go to www.countyofsb.org/3177/Housing-Element-Update.