Santa Ynez Valley Community Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
Objective and Results: The objective of this project is to update the 1981 Santa Ynez Valley Community Plan in collaboration with the Santa Ynez Valley Planning Advisory Committee (SYPAC). This update will enable the community to modernize its planning goals and objectives to foster the quality of life that the community desires.
Background: The Santa Ynez Valley was last reviewed for appropriate land use and zoning designations as part of the County-Wide update to the Comprehensive Plan that was undertaken in 1980-81. Since that time, considerable growth has occurred and new planning issues and development trends have emerged. This has raised concerns regarding the changing character of the Valley.
Process: The County has prepared an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Santa Ynez Valley Community Plan.
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
|PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS|
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
October 6, 2009 Board of Supervisors Documents
Corresponding Planning Commission Hearing Memoranda
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).
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.
0.0 Executive Summary
2.0 Project Description
3.0 Environmental Setting
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
4.9 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
7.0 Other CEQA-Required Discussions
9.0 Response to Comments
10.0 Mitigation Monitoring & Reporting Program