County of Santa Barbara Long Range Planning Division

Gaviota

Gaviota Coast Plan Adoption Hearings

Adoption hearings for the Gaviota Coast Plan began in July 2016 and ended in November 2016. The Board of SUpervisors adopted the Gaviota Coast Plan on November 8, 2016. The Plan took effect in the inland area on December 9, 2016. Within the Coastal Zone, the Plan will not take effect until it is certified by the California Coastal Commission. A decision by the Coastal Commission is not anticipated before early 2018. Links to the proceedings of the County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission, along with all documents reviewed by these decision makers, are available on the webpage below.

 

Board of Supervisors Hearing

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 4th Floor
105 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hearing begins at 9:00 a.m.

Board of Supervisors Minute Order here.

The Board Letter and all attachments, including revised ordinance amendments are now available here.

The hearing agenda will be posted on Thursday, November 3, 2016 here.

Written comments are welcome. All letters should be addressed to the County Board of Supervisors, c/o Clerk of the Board, and may be emailed to sbcob@co.santa-barbara.ca.us.


The Gaviota Coast Plan, Final EIR, and EIR Revision Letter incorporating the Planning Commission's recommendations are available below.


Gaviota Coast Plan
Board of Supervisors Draft Final
October 2016

Gaviota Coast Plan October 2016 Draft Final (full text, large file)(PDF)

Gaviota Coast Plan October 2016 BOS Draft Final by Chapters
Cover and Table of Contents (PDF)
1.0 Introduction (PDF)
2.0 Natural and Cultural Resources Stewardship (PDF)
3.0 Agriculture (PDF)
4.0 Parks, Recreation, and Trails (PDF)
5.0 Land Use (PDF)
6.0 Visual Resources (PDF)
7.0 Transportation, Energy, and Infrastructure (PDF)

Appendices
Appendix A:  Art Work and Photo Credits (PDF)
Appendix B:  ESH Types Based Primarily on Vegetation (PDF)
Appendix C:  Trail Siting Guidelines (PDF)
Appendix D:  Steep Slope Guidelines (PDF)


Minor changes to the July 2016 Draft Final EIR have been incorporated into the October 2016 Final EIR. Replacement pages can be found here. The complete EIR by chapter is available below.


Gaviota Coast Plan
Draft Final Environmental Impact Report
October 2016


EIR Revision Letter RV01
(PDF)

Volume 1: Environmental Analysis

Cover, Table of Contents (PDF)
Executive Summary (PDF)
Chapter 1: Introduction (PDF)
Chapter 2: Project Description (PDF)
Chapter 3: Environmental Setting (PDF)
Chapter 4: Environmental Impact Analysis (PDF)
4.1: Land Use and Development (PDF)
4.2: Transportation and Circulation (PDF)
4.3: Aesthetics/Visual Resources (PDF)
4.4 Agricultural Resources (PDF)
4.5: Air Quality (PDF)
4.6: Biological Resources (PDF)
4.7: Flooding and Water Resources (PDF)
4.8: Cultural and Historical Resources (PDF)
4.9: Public Services (PDF)
4.10: Noise (PDF)
4.11: Geologic Hazards/Soils/Mineral Resources (PDF)
4.12: Hazardous Materials/Risk of Upset (PDF)
4.13: Parks, Recreation, and Trails (PDF)
Chapter 5: Consistency with Plans and Policies (PDF)
Chapter 6: Alternatives (PDF)
Chapter 7: Other CEQA Mandated Sections (PDF)
Chapter 8: References, Persons Contacted, and Prepares (PDF)
Chapter 9: Letters of Comment and Responses (PDF)(large file)

Letters and responses to comments can also be downloaded as smaller, grouped files:

Chapter 9: Letters of Comment and Responses Intro and TOC
Agencies -- Letters 1-6B
Groups -- Letters 7-10
Groups -- Letters 11-14
Groups -- Letters 15-19
Groups -- Letters 20-23
Individuals -- Letters 24-52

Volume 2: Appendices

Cover (PDF)
Appendix A: Notice of Preparation, Environmental Scoping Document for the Gaviota Coast Plan, and Notice of Preparation Comments (PDF)
Appendix B: Proposed Ordinance Amendments Package (PDF)
Appendix C: Draft Gaviota Coast Plan Trail Siting Documents (PDF)
Appendix D: Draft Gaviota Coast Plan Design Guidelines (PDF)
Appendix E: Steep Slope Guidelines (PDF)
Appendix F: Results of Air Quality Modeling for Existing Conditions and Build Out (PDF)
Appendix G: Existing and Build Out Traffic Noise Calculations (PDF)
Appendix H: Sensitive Wildlife Species List (PDF)
Appendix I: Gaviota Overlay District (Coastal Zone only) (PDF)

Planning Commission Recommends Adoption of the Gaviota Coast Plan

On September 19, 2016, following four public hearings, the County Planning Commission recommended that the Board of Supervisors adopt the Gaviota Coast Plan with several revisions. Please refer to the Action Letter and additional Planning Commission hearing materials below.

The record for the Planning Commission hearings can be found at the links in the matrix below. To assist in your review, please first review the staff report to the Planning Commission for the July 27th hearing. The staff report provides an overview of the proposed changes to the Gaviota Coast Plan and implementing ordinances. Attachments to the staff report include the draft resolutions and ordinance amendments. The Design Guidelines are included in Attachment D-7. The Trail Siting Guidelines and Steep Slope Guidelines have been added to the Plan as Appendices C and D, respectively. The July 2016 Draft Final Plan and the Draft Final EIR can be found below the Planning Commission hearing information.

County Planning Commission
Materials

Monday, September 19, 2016
Planning Commission Hearing Room
123 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hearing begins at 9:00 a.m.

Agenda
Action Letter

(no staff report for today's hearing)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Planning Commission Hearing Room
123 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hearing begins at 9:00 a.m.

Agenda, staff report, and attachments are posted here.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Planning Commission Hearing Room
123 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hearing begins at 9:00 a.m.

Agenda, staff report, and attachments are posted here.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Planning Commission Hearing Room
123 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hearing begins at 9:00 a.m.

Agenda, staff report, and attachments are posted here.

 

Gaviota Coast Plan
Planning Commission Draft Final
July 2016

Gaviota Coast Plan July 2016 Draft Final (full text, large file)(PDF)

Gaviota Coast Plan July 2016 Draft Final by Chapters
Cover and Table of Contents (PDF)
1.0 Introduction (PDF)
2.0 Natural and Cultural Resources Stewardship (PDF)
3.0 Agriculture (PDF)
4.0 Parks, Recreation, and Trails (PDF)
5.0 Land Use (PDF)
6.0 Visual Resources (PDF)
7.0 Transportation, Energy, and Infrastructure (PDF)

Appendices
Appendix A:  Art Work and Photo Credits (PDF)
Appendix B:  ESH Types Based Primarily on Vegetation (PDF)
Appendix C:  Trail Siting Guidelines (PDF)
Appendix D:  Steep Slope Guidelines (PDF)

 

Gaviota Coast Plan
Draft Final Environmental Impact Report
July 2016

Volume 1: Environmental Analysis

Cover, Table of Contents (PDF)
Executive Summary (PDF)
Chapter 1: Introduction (PDF)
Chapter 2: Project Description (PDF)
Chapter 3: Environmental Setting (PDF)
Chapter 4: Environmental Impact Analysis (PDF)
4.1: Land Use and Development (PDF)
4.2: Transportation and Circulation (PDF)
4.3: Aesthetics/Visual Resources (PDF)
4.4 Agricultural Resources (PDF)
4.5: Air Quality (PDF)
4.6: Biological Resources (PDF)
4.7: Flooding and Water Resources (PDF)
4.8: Cultural and Historical Resources (PDF)
4.9: Public Services (PDF)
4.10: Noise (PDF)
4.11: Geologic Hazards/Soils/Mineral Resources (PDF)
4.12: Hazardous Materials/Risk of Upset (PDF)
4.13: Parks, Recreation, and Trails (PDF)
Chapter 5: Consistency with Plans and Policies (PDF)
Chapter 6: Alternatives (PDF)
Chapter 7: Other CEQA Mandated Sections (PDF)
Chapter 8: References, Persons Contacted, and Prepares (PDF)
Chapter 9: Letters of Comment and Responses (PDF)(large file)

Letters and responses to comments can also be downloaded as smaller, grouped files:
Agencies -- Letters 1-6B
Groups -- Letters 7-10
Groups -- Letters 11-14
Groups -- Letters 15-19
Groups -- Letters 20-23
Individuals -- Letters 24-52

Volume 2: Appendices

Cover (PDF)
Appendix A: Notice of Preparation, Environmental Scoping Document for the Gaviota Coast Plan, and Notice of Preparation Comments (PDF)
Appendix B: Proposed Ordinance Amendments Package (PDF)
Appendix C: Draft Gaviota Coast Plan Trail Siting Documents (PDF)
Appendix D: Draft Gaviota Coast Plan Design Guidelines (PDF)
Appendix E: Steep Slope Guidelines (PDF)
Appendix F: Results of Air Quality Modeling for Existing Conditions and Build Out (PDF)
Appendix G: Existing and Build Out Traffic Noise Calculations (PDF)
Appendix H: Sensitive Wildlife Species List (PDF)
Appendix I: Gaviota Overlay District (Coastal Zone only) (PDF)

Contacts:

Dan Klemann, Deputy Director: dklemann@countyofsb.org
David Lackie, Supervising Planner: dlackie@countyofsb.org
Julie Harris, Senior Planner: jharris@countyofsb.org

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For project background, history, Draft EIR, and Board of Supervisors Initiation Plan, click HERE.

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