The County of Santa Barbara will host a virtual public workshop on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, at 5 p.m. to provide information and receive input on developing potential amendments to the County’s Comprehensive Plan (i.e., General Plan) and Zoning Ordinance [i.e., Land Use Development Code (LUDC)]. The goal is to address the lack of adequate access to parks and recreation opportunities in our county. This workshop will provide a venue for broad-based public input to help shape the future of recreation in the County.
Many communities in the County of Santa Barbara lack adequate access to parks and recreation opportunities, and it can be challenging to develop new parks, trails, and recreational spaces. To improve the provision of new recreational opportunities and update outdated recreation plans, The Countywide Recreation Master Plan commenced in 2020, coordinating with the eight incorporated cities, agencies within Santa Barbara County, as well as nonprofit and private recreation service providers. There have also been dozens of public meetings and outreach at community events in both English and Spanish. Input from the community, government and local organizations helps support planning for new or improved parks, recreation, and trails, particularly in underserved communities with limited access to parks and other amenities.
If you would like to be part of the workshop Thursday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m., please visit Virtual Workshop Tickets and register for the online event. Additional details about the project and ways to get involved and have your input be heard can be found at www.sbcrecplan.com.