Author: Riviera Association

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 […]

Letter from Geoge Buell, City Planning Director, re: ADUs

For your information: As you are likely aware, at this time City staff is following state law with respect to ADUs.  However, we have just entered into a contract with a firm that will be helping craft a local ordinance that provides a better suited ADU regulatory structure to Santa Barbara.  The state law under […]

Letter to the Riviera Association from member Helen Couclelis, May 18, 2017

Regardless of whether Rivera homeowners welcome or deplore the new ADU legislation, we all are subject to the same natural and manmade hazards. Our beautiful neighborhood is officially a high-fire-risk area, and also a high-earthquake-risk area according to the California Earthquake Authority, which recently listed Zip Code 93103 as such. Our narrow, winding, and steep […]