State Street Advisory Committee
On July 20, 2021, the Santa Barbara City Council established a State Street Advisory Committee to guide the production of a State Street Master Plan.
The Advisory Committee will provide input and recommendations for the creation of a State Street Master Plan that addresses the following elements:
- Streetscape Design and Amenities
- Transportation and Circulation and Parking
- Housing and Redevelopment Opportunities
- Economic Development
- Historic Resources
- View Corridors
- Stormwater Management
- Sustainability and Resiliency
- Equity and Accessibility
- Homeless Strategies
- Public Art
- Implementation Plan and Phasing
- Funding Strategy
- Operation and Maintenance and Safety
- Ongoing Operations
The main focus of the State Street Master Plan is to conceptualize the Downtown State Street corridor and adjacent city blocks. The Master Plan will be a holistic and long-term planning document that provides a conceptual layout of the area and an action plan. The proposed area of the Master Plan is from the 101 freeway to Sola Street, Chapala to Anacapa Streets. The State Street Master Plan will also evaluate connectivity and synergy to the commercial areas of the Funk Zone and Waterfront. Likewise, the Master Plan will take into account connectivity of the surrounding downtown neighborhoods, ensuring that other areas of the downtown core are addressed in the Master Plan.
15 members in total – 3 Councilmembers, 1 Planning Commissioner, 1 Historic Landmarks Commissioner and 10 open seats to be appointed by City Council via an application selection process; 3 of the 10 seats are to be assigned to a downtown property owner, a downtown business owner and or a business organization representative.
A Committee member selected by a majority of SSAC members
Professional experience, education and stakeholder/community representation; the ability to be a consensus builder and effective Master Plan process representative; and the ability to be an influential champion of the Master Plan, once complete.
1 - 2 years
The SSAC will meet the third Monday of every month from 4-6pm unless indicated otherwise. The December 20, 2021 meeting has been cancelled. In January, the SSAC will meet on January 10, 2022 from 4-6pm.
Approximately 4-8 hours/every other month
Yes, Successful applicants will receive Ethics training required by AB 1234
Professional and Logistical Assistance
The Council anticipates that a consultant team would be utilized to develop the Master Plan after the advisory committee member selection process.