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Planning Counter
(805)-564-5578
PlanningCounter@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

Division Manager

Renee Brooke, AICP
City Planner
(805) 564-5564
RBrooke@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

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Planning Division

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 What We Do


  • We develop public policies that reflect the community’s vision, manages the City’s growth within existing resources, and enhances our unique quality of life.
     
  • We manage the process of land use entitlement and environmental review, including stakeholder involvement, through all stages of development.
     
  • We assist the community in preserving and protecting the City’s natural beauty, character, heritage, and established architectural traditions.
     
  • We provide information on land use and zoning to the public and ensure that development complies with those regulations.
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Upcoming Draft Housing Element Hearing
On July 5, 2020, the draft 2023-2031 Housing Element was released for public review.  On July 14, 2022 the Planning Commission will hold a hearing to receive an overview of the draft Housing Element, take public comment, and provide…
July 7, 2022
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Public Draft Housing Element for Review
The City’s Draft 2023 Housing Element is available for review and comment from July 5 to August 3, 2022.  The Draft 2023 Housing Element contains goals, policies, and programs to create new housing opportunities, preserve and improve…
July 5, 2022
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Draft Santa Barbara African American and Black Historic Context Statement Released
The City of Santa Barbara, through a grant from the California Office of Historic Preservation, has developed a Draft Santa Barbara African American and Black Historic Context Statement that explores the themes, events, people, and places…
June 19, 2022
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South Coast Housing Workshop
Local Housing Elements Come learn about the Housing Element process, regional needs, and local challenges. You will have the opportunity to discuss solutions to South Coast housing challenges with local representatives. This event will…
June 17, 2022
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Santa Barbara Design Standards Work Group Meeting #3
The third Work Group meeting will be held on February 11, 2022 via Zoom. The meeting materials are found on the project website here.
February 11, 2022
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