County of Santa Barbara Long Range Planning Division

Santa Ynez Valley Community Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

Project Description

Public Hearings

Public hearings regarding the adoption of the Santa Ynez Valley Community Plan were held at the following locations on the following dates:

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING

Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Board Hearing Room
105 East Anapamu Street, 4th Floor
Santa Barbara, California
Hearing Convenes at 9:00 a.m.

 

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS

Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Betteravia Government Center
Board Hearing Room
511 East Lakeside Parkway
Santa Maria, California

Monday, June 29, 2009
Betteravia Government Center
Board Hearing Room
511 East Lakeside Parkway
Santa Maria, California
Video recording

Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Engineering Building, Room 17
123 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, California
Video recording

Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Solvang Veterans Hall
1745 Mission Drive
Solvang, California
Video recording

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Solvang Veterans Hall
1745 Mission Drive
Solvang, California
Video recording

Monday, May 4, 2009
Betteravia Government Center
Board Hearing Room
511 East Lakeside Parkway
Santa Maria, California
Video recording

 

October 6, 2009 Board of Supervisors Documents

Board Supplemental Memo
Board PowerPoint Presentation
Board Letter

Board Letter with Attachments
Proposed Final Community Plan

Corresponding Planning Commission Hearing Memoranda

May 4, 2009
Planning Commission Staff Report with Attachments
Planning Commission PowerPoint Presentation
Public Comment Letters

May 13, 2009
Planning Commission Memorandum with Attachments
Planning Commission PowerPoint Presentation
Agricultural Advisory Committee Memorandum

Public Comment Letter
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May 27, 2009
Planning Commission Memorandum
Planning Commission PowerPoint Presentation
Public Comment Letters

June 3, 2009
Planning Commission Memorandum
Planning Commission PowerPoint Presentation
Comments from Urban Planning Concepts
Public Comment Letters

June 29, 2009
Planning Commission Memorandum with Attachments
Planning Commission PowerPoint Presentation
Downzone Alternative Parcel Level Survey
Public Comment Letters

July 15, 2009
Planning Commission Memorandum with Attachments
Planning Commission PowerPoint Presentation
Corrected Revision Letter #1
Public Comment Letters

Adoption of the Draft SYVCP includes amendments to the Santa Barbara County Comprehensive Plan and Land Use and Development Code. The public hearings culminate a multi-year effort by the Santa Ynez Valley Community and the County to develop a plan for physical development in the SYVCP area.

The proposed Final SYVCP EIR was released on March 27, 2009 and includes all public comments received on the Draft EIR (releasd for public review on June 9, 2008) and the County's responses (CEQA Guidelines Section 15132).

Document Availability

Documents may be reviewed at the Planning & Development office located at 123 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara; the Planning & Development office located at 624 W. Foster Road, Santa Maria; the Solvang Branch Library at 1745 Mission Drive in Solvang; and the Santa Maria Public Library located at 420 South Broadway in Santa Maria.

Final EIR Copies

An electronic version of the Santa Ynez Valley Community Plan Final EIR is available on this website. Members of the public may purchase hard copies of the Final EIR from the Office of Long Range Planning. Copies of the document include Volume 1 (EIR Analysis) and Volume 2 (EIR Appendices) for a cost of $287.38. Volumes 1 and 2 are available independently. Volume 1 is available for $175.85 and Volume 2 for $111.53. Contact Brian Tetley to order and allow 2 business days for processing. Copies are also available for review at the following libraries: Santa Barbara, Solvang and Santa Maria. Additionally, free CD copies of the electronic Final EIR are available from the Office of Long Range Planning, both North and South County Planning Counters, or at the library locations listed above.

EIR Revision Letter

Entire EIR (Volume 1)
EIR Appendices (Volume 2)

Individual sections:

0.0 Executive Summary
1.0 Introduction
2.0 Project Description
3.0 Environmental Setting
4.0 Impacts
4.1 Land Use
4.2 Parks and Recreation
4.3 Public Services
4.4 Traffic and Circulation
4.5 Biological Resources
4.6 Air Quality
4.7 Fire Hazards
4.8 Noise
4.9 Water Resources and Wastewater Quality
4.10 Seismic, Soil, and Landslide Hazards
4.11 Hydrology and Water Quality
4.12 Hazards and Hazardous Materials
4.13 Cultural Resources
4.14 Visual and Aesthetic Resources
4.15 Agricultural Resources
5.0 Policy Consistency Analysis
6.0 Alternatives
7.0 Other CEQA-Required Discussions
8.0 References
9.0 Response to Comments
10.0 Mitigation Monitoring & Reporting Program

Contacts:
David Lackie, Interim Deputy Director: dlackie@co.santa-barbara.ca.us
Brian A. Tetley, Senior Planner: btetley@co.santa-barbara.ca.us