County of Santa Barbara Long Range Planning Division

Disadvantaged Communities (Senate Bill 244)

Background

Senate Bill 244 (SB 244) requires local governments to review and update the land use element with information regarding unincorporated disadvantaged communities inside or near its boundaries. According to SB 244, a disadvantaged community is "a fringe, island, or legacy community in which the median household income is 80 percent or less than the statewide median household income". These communities must also meet certain requirements related to population size and the length of time the community has been established. The County must include an analysis of water, wastewater, stormwater drainage, and structural fire protection needs or deficiencies for each identified disadvantaged community, as well as an analysis of potential funding mechanisms that could make the extension of services and facilities to identified communities financially feasible. Ultimately, SB 244 seeks to address the barriers that contribute to regional inequity and infrastructure deficits within these disadvantaged communities.

Board of Supervisors Hearing

On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, the Board of Supervisors conducted a public hearing to consider recommendations to adopt an amendment to the Land Use Element of the Santa Barbara County Comprehensive Plan to incorporate Disadvantaged Unincorporated Communities Policies.

Board of Supervisors Hearing
February 3, 2015

Board Agenda Letter
Attachment A. Findings
Attachment B. CEQA Exemption
Attachment C. BOS Resolution
Exhibit 1. Maps
Attachment D. Signed MPC Resolution
Attachment E. Signed PC Resolution

County Planning Commission Hearing
December 3, 2014

Staff Report
Attachment A. Findings
Attachment B. CEQA Exemption
Attachment C. PC Resolution
Exhibit 1. Maps
Attachment D. Signed MPC Resolution

Montecito Planning Commission Hearing
November 19, 2014

Staff Report
Attachment A. Findings
Attachment B. CEQA Exemption
Attachment C. MPC Resolution
Exhibit 1. Maps


 

Contacts

Dan Klemann, Deputy Director: dklemann@countyofsb.org
David Lackie, Supervising Planner: dlackie@co.santa-barbara.ca.us

 

Useful Links

 

Senate Bill 244

Community Equity Initiative