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The City of Santa Barbara is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for designer-owned plans for preapproved Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Preapproved plans are ADU designs submitted by designers, architects, builders, and…
This year, we celebrate nationwide, the 56th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act. The Act made discrimination in housing transactions unlawful, including the rental, refinance, and sale of housing. The Fair Housing Act…
Building Permit Inspection requests can now be scheduled online through the City’s Permit Portal! Traditionally, inspection requests have been submitted via phone and email messages, an administratively intensive process for building…
The City's Human Services and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs allocate funds to help support local non-profit organizations that provide social services to low and moderate-income residents.
On Monday, March 18, 2024, City Staff will provide an update on the Create State Master Plan process, which will include review of the Plan's topic areas, timeline, guiding principles, and districts. Staff will also discuss the State…
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Starting March 5, 2024, Building Permit Inspection requests can now be scheduled online through the City’s Permit Portal! Traditionally, inspection requests have been submitted via phone and email messages, an administratively intensive…
In December 2023, the City Council amended the Average Unit-size Density Incentive Program (AUD Program) to make it into the City’s permanent multi-unit housing program by eliminating the Program’s expiration date (Ordinance 6129). The…
On December 12, 2023, City Council adopted the 2023-2031 Housing Element with two edits. The Final adopted 2023-2031 Housing is posted for a seven-day review prior to submittal to the State Department of Housing and Community Development…
End of Year Closure As part of the City’s annual Holiday closure, most City Land Development Team offices and operations will close beginning Friday, December 22, 2023, and will resume business on Tuesday, January 2, 2024…
On November 16, 2023, the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) informed the City that the 2023-2031 Adoption Draft Housing Element meets the statutory requirements of State Housing Element Law and the Planning…
Building & Safety Division Inspection Staff will be in training on the following two dates and no building permit inspections will be conducted: Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023 Wednesday, December 13, 2023 The Building…
On Tuesday, November 14, 2023, the City upgraded Accela Citizen Access (ACA), the online permit portal, to have a new user-friendly look and feel for our customers. The new permit portal makes it easier to submit a new building permit,…
On November 15, 2023, the Community Development Department will deploy an expedited OnDemand permitting process for electric vehicle (EV) charger installation permits. Applicants are now able to apply online, pay fees, and instantly…
On Tuesday, November 14, 2023, the City will be upgrading Accela Citizen Access (ACA), the online permit portal, to have a new user-friendly look and feel for our customers. The new permit portal will make it easier to submit a new…
On October 20, 2023 the Adoption Draft 2023-2031 Housing Element was released for public review. On November 16, 2023 the Planning Commission will hold a hearing to review and consider the Adoption Draft and forward a recommendation to…
End of Year Closure As part of the City’s annual Holiday closure, most City Land Development Team offices and operations will close beginning Friday, December 22, 2023, and will resume business on Tuesday, January 2, 2024…
End of Year Closure As part of the City’s annual Holiday closure, most City Land Development Team offices and operations will close beginning Friday, December 22, 2023, and will resume business on Tuesday, January 2, 2024…
Starting January 1, 2024, the temporary use of private property for outdoor dining, granted to many local businesses, will need to be permitted. Outdoor dining on private property typically occurs in private parking lots or in other areas…
Starting November 2, the City is accepting proposals for its 2024-2025 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs, with around $600,000 available for local non-profits. These grants support community projects like rehabilitation,…
City staff have worked closely with HCD to respond and prepare the proposed Adoption Draft 2023-2031 Housing Element that complies with State Housing Element Law. Two versions of the document are posted for public review until October 30,…
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