County of Santa Barbara Long Range Planning Division

Gaviota

The Gaviota Coast Planning Area

One of the largest remaining stretches of undeveloped coastline in southern California, the Gaviota Coast in Santa Barbara County is a spectacular landscape composed of agricultural, biological, cultural, recreational, and scenic resources. The County's Comprehensive Plan outlines policies that apply to the Gaviota Area.

New Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report

The County of Santa Barbara is the lead agency preparing the program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) with the purpose of informing decision-makers and the public regarding the potential environmental effects related to the Gaviota Coast Plan in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (Public Resources Code §21000 et seq.). The EIR will consider the potential effects of the project on the environmental areas identified during initiation of the project and the scoping period.

The County of Santa Barbara Planning and Development Department (P&D), as the Lead Agency, has issued a Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the Gaviota Coast Plan Environmental Impact Report. The purpose of the NOP is to solicit views as to the scope and content of the environmental information in connection with the proposed project from agencies and other interested parties.

New Notice of Preparation (.pdf)

New Environmental Scoping Document for the Gaviota Coast Plan (.pdf)

The Environmental Scoping period and hearing schedule is listed below. All interested parties are invited to attend.

Gaviota Coast Plan – Environmental Scoping Meeting
February 10, 2014 (6:00 pm)
Planning Commission Hearing Room 17
123 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara

The scoping period for the Plan EIR runs from January 10, 2014 to February 24, 2014.

All comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. February 24, 2014.

Board of Supervisors (BOS) Initiation Draft Gaviota Coast Plan

On December 3, 2013, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing to consider initiating environmental review for the draft Gaviota Coast Plan. The BOS Initiation Draft Gaviota Coast Plan includes amendments to the Santa Barbara County Comprehensive Plan, Land Use and Development Code, and Local Coastal Program, including amendments to County land use and zoning maps.

December 2013 Board of Supervisors Initiation Draft Gaviota Coast Plan with Maps (full text, large file) (.pdf)

December 2013 Board of Supervisors Initiation Draft Gaviota Coast Plan without Maps (full text, large file) (.pdf)

Gaviota Coast Plan Errata (.pdf)

For information, please contact: Brian Tetley at btetley@countyofsb.org or (805) 884-6848, FAX (805) 568-2076

Contacts:
Matt Schneider, Deputy Director: mschneider@co.santa-barbara.ca.us
David Lackie, Supervising Planner: dlackie@countyofsb.org
Brian A. Tetley, Senior Planner: btetley@countyofsb.org
Heather Allen, Planner: hallen@countyofsb.org

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Also visit:

Initiation Draft Gaviota Coast Plan Webpage

Gaviota Coast Planning Advisory Committee (GavPAC) Webpage

Subcommittees Webpage

Editorial

The Editorial Subcommittee completed work on this phase at their last meeting on 02/13/13. To see information from past Subcommittee meetings please click here.

Trails

The Trails Subcommittee completed work on this phase at their last meeting on 04/05/12. To see information from past Subcommittee meetings please click here.

Agriculture

The Agriculture Subcommittee completed work on this phase at their last meeting on 01/17/12. To see information from past Subcommittee meetings please click here.

Visual Resources

The Visual Resources Subcommittee completed work on this phase at their last meeting on 04/19/11. To see information from past Subcommittee meetings please click here.

Documents

 

Maps

Photos

Historic Photos:
Slideshow 1 (Refugio Beach, El Capitan, Alcatraz Oil, etc.)
Slideshow 2 (Gaviota Pass, Graffiti, Arroyo Hondo Bridge)
Slideshow 3 (Vista del Mar School)

Other Links

Gaviota Coast Current Projects Map and List (click the link below to access)

http://www.sbcountyplanning.org/projects/index.cfm

Land Use and Development Code (LUDC) Certification Process (click the link below to access)

http://sbcountyplanning.org/projects/LUDCCoastalCommission/index.cfm