Forum for City Council 4th District Candidates

The Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, October 10th from 7 PM to 8:30 PM at theFirst Methodist Church at the corner of Garden and Anapamu Streets in the main church sanctuary.  There will be parking available in the church’s parking lot off of Anapamu Street.

The three candidates for City Council from our district, the Fourth District, are all scheduled to attend. They will each give a short presentation and answer questions.

These candidates, along with the Mayoral candidates, will also attend our Semi-Annual General Meeting on October 22nd at the Marymount School.  Details to follow, but please save that date for our usual wine reception followed by an informative program with the City Council candidates.


A project to pave a five mile segment of Highway 192 from ½ mile east of Alamar Avenue in Santa Barbara to Cold Springs Road in Montecito will begin on Monday, Aug. 14. This project is scheduled to be complete mid-September.

Project hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am until 4 pm and some Fridays from 8:30 am to 1 pm. Motorists are advised to use U.S. 101 as the preferred detour, with local access provided to residents.  Local road detours are also available.  Roadwork hours may be adjusted when schools resume.
For the duration of this project, motorists should expect delays of up to 15 minutes, with one-way reversing traffic control and a pilot car to guide traffic in both directions of the area of Highway 192 under construction.
On Monday, Aug. 14 and/or Tuesday, Aug. 15, a full road closure will occur for a few hours on Highway 192 between Sycamore Canyon/144 and Mission Ridge Road.     Local traffic will be allowed to exit.

For traffic updates in Santa Barbara County, motorists may call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3237 or can visit our website at:

ADU discussion with Senator Bob Wieckowski in Santa Barbara at New Vic

Please note due to the popularity of the event the location has been changed from the Gebhard Room to the New Vic in order to accomodate everyone who wants to come!

Senate Bill No. 1069 came into effect on January 1, 2017 and provides for the creation of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in single-family and multifamily residential zones throughout the State of California. Local jurisdictions statewide are currently in the process of writing zoning ordinances to shape the application of ADUs within their purview.

California Senator Bob Wieckowski is the author of the Bill and will come to Santa Barbara to give background on the Land Use legislation and the intent behind it. The goal is to assist in the local thinking about the law and how to move forward from our current housing deficit. This event will be especially interesting for writers of local City zoning ordinances, property owners, architects, planners, contractors and the real estate/ development community. Greg Nickless, a Housing Policy Analyst with the State Housing & Community Development Department will be speaking for a few minutes after the senator.

Jointly organized by the Santa Barbara AIA (American Institute of Architects) and SBCA (Santa Barbara Contractor’s Association), we invite you to join us. Please rsvp here