SBCAN Action Alert June 22, 2015 - Mosby Rec, Vacation Rentals, Refugio Oil Spill

Santa Barbara County Action Network 
June 22, 2015

1. Tuesday, June 23, 2015: 
Board of Supervisors to consider reaffirming denial of Conditional Use Permit for Mosby Recreational Fields.
2. Tuesday, June 23, 2015: 
Santa Barbara City Council Hearing on Short-Term Vacation Rentals at 6 PM.

3. Friday, June 26, 2015: 
Joint Legislative Hearing on Refugio Oil Spill, 2 to 5 PM at the County Administration Building, Fourth Floor.

HERE ARE THE DETAILS:
1. Tuesday, June 23, 2015: 
Board of Supervisors to consider reaffirming denial of Conditional Use Permit for Mosby Recreational Fields.
County Administration Building, 105 E. Anapamu St., Fourth Floor, Santa Barbara
Remote testimony from 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria.

The Superior Court set aside the Board of Supervisors' previous denial of this project and remanded the project to the Board for reconsideration.  Planning staff will present new evidence and recommended findings. The item should be heard tomorrow, Tuesday, June 23, sometime after 10:30 AM.

SBCAN will testify, as we did several times a year and a half ago, urging the County to deny the project.  It is contrary to the County's general plan and would set a terrible precedent of allowing an illegal conversion of agricultural land.

Here is the link to the County's agenda item #4: 
https://santabarbara.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=2353554&GUID=9CAFFFFF-BD3B-47C2-AA52-482285B493B4&Options=&Search=
2. Tuesday, June 23, 2015: 
Santa Barbara City Council Hearing on Short-Term Vacation Rentals at 6 PM. 
City Hall, Council Chambers, 735 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101


Short-term vacation rentals are harming the availability of housing for workers and residents in Santa Barbara. 

Here is the link to the City's agenda item:
http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/cals/default.asp?ViewBy=7&CalDate=6/23/2015&EventDateID=193054

Click here for SBCAN's letter to the City Council: Vacation_Rentals_to_City_of_SB.pdf

3. Tuesday, June 26, 2015: 
Joint Legislative Hearing on Refugio Oil Spill, 2 to 5 PM at the County Administration Building, 105 E. Anapamu St., Fourth Floor, Santa Barbara. 

Click here to view the agenda for this Friday's hearing, sponsored by Das Williams and Hannah-Beth Jackson.

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Thank you,

Ken Hough

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