SBCAN SC Roundtable: Becker & Honikman discuss Housing and Commuting on Friday, Sep. 22, 2023

At this Friday's South County Roundtable, we have two interesting presentations regardinghousing and commuting, which have a lot to do with one another.

Please join us for these presentations by Mike Becker and Linda Honikman followed by a discussion.

Mike Becker, Director of Planning for the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments, will present SBCAG's analysis of where people are commuting from and to, and how it relates to the jobs-housing imbalance.

Linda Honikman, an affordable housing advocate and resident of one of the upzone areas in the County's Housing Element Update, will share work she has done to get a more complete picture of the size and type of housing developments we are likely to get in the South County and whether they could hurt or help our housing crisis.

She will look at pending projects, upzones and impact of state laws using data from the latest version of the County's Housing Element Update (Sept. 14, 2023). She will then focus on the Turnpike/101/San Marcos Growers neighborhoods to review "Threats and Opportunities for County Affordability and Livability."

SBCAN South County Roundtable
Friday, Sept. 22, 2023
12 - 1:30 PM
Via Zoom - register at the link below


  1. Call to Order Introductions; Agenda Review
  2. SBCAG's Commuter Analysis - Mike Becker
  3. Housing Analysis - Linda Honikman 
  4. Open discussion - Relationships between these two items
  5. Updates from members - please let us know if you have items you'd like to see added to the agenda
  6. Our next meetings are on the fourth Friday at noon every month via Zoom

Register in advance for this meeting:

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