County of Santa Barbara Long Range Planning Division

Short-term Rental (STR) Ordinance

The Board of Supervisors has directed the Long Range Planning Division of the Planning & Development Department to review and clarify provisions concerning the use of Short-term Rentals within the unincorporated areas of the County. The STR project could result in zoning ordinance changes regarding how and where STRs may or may not be permitted.

How To Participate:

 

 

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Call or email staff with any questions or comments.

David Lackie, Supervising Planner: dlackie@countyofsb.org
Jessica Metzger, Planner: jmetzger@countyofsb.org

Upcoming Public Meetings:

Information will be posted here on meeting times and locations as they are scheduled.

Planning Commission

County Planning Commission
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Planning Commission Hearing Room
123 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA
Hearing begins at 9:00 a.m.

Agenda and staff report are posted here.

Both the County and the Montecito Planning Commissions have conducted hearings and receive public testimony on STRs.

Planning & Development requested the Planning Commissions’ direction to develop specific zoning ordinance amendments to the County Land Use and Development Code, Montecito Land Use and Development Code, and Coastal Zoning Ordinance for the use or prohibition of STRs within the unincorporated County.

Based on the Planning Commissions’ direction, Planning & Development will prepare draft ordinance language for both the County and Montecito Planning Commissions’ consideration at future hearing dates.

County Planning Commission
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Planning Commission Hearing Room
123 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA
Hearing begins at 1:00 p.m.

Agenda and staff report are posted here.

The Marked agenda (including the action of the Commission) is posted here.

Montecito Planning Commission
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Planning Commission Hearing Room
123 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA
Hearing begins at 9:00 a.m.

The staff report is posted here.

The Marked agenda (including the action of the Commission) is posted here.

 

Public Workshops Meeting Material

Workshop #1
Tuesday, August 18th
6:00 p.m.
Santa Ynez Valley Marriott
555 McMurray Road, Buellton

Workshop #1 & #2 Presentation

Workshop #1

Public Comments Summary

 

Workshop #2
Thursday, August 20th
6:00 p.m.
Westmont College
Page Hall - Multipurpose Room
955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara

Workshop #2

Public Comments Summary

 

 

Public Workshops Meeting Material

Meeting #1
Thursday, July 16th
6:00 p.m.
Santa Ynez Valley Marriott
555 McMurray Road, Buellton

Meeting #1 Presentation

 

Meeting #2
Thursday, July 30th
6:00 p.m.
Westmont College
Page Hall - Multipurpose Room
955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara

Meeting #2 Presentation

 

All comments sent to the above email addresses are part of the public record and subject to the Public Records Act.