Thursday, March 5, 2009

City of Goleta Proposed Sphere of Influence

Did anybody attend the SB LAFCO Meeting this afternoon regarding the City of Goleta Proposed Sphere of Influence? Thoughts/comments/dislikes/likes?

Yesterday's News: Goleta City Council votes to allow ATK expansion

SB Daily Sound/In a rare moment of harmony for the sometimes acrimonious Goleta City Council, the panel voted last night to allow a little known aerospace and defense company to dramatically expand its office building in the city’s Old Town redevelopment area.

Yesterday's News: Goleta Council Backs Inclusionary Exemption for Planned Assisted-Care Facility

Noozhawk/Applicants for Mariposa at Ellwood Shores got the nod from the Goleta City Council on Tuesday, which directed city staff to move forward with the General Plan Amendment the proposed 99-resident assisted-care facility would require.

The project drew a 4-0 vote of approval, with Councilwoman Margaret Connell abstaining.

Mariposa would be built at 7760 Hollister Ave.; Dixon’s Goleta Storage currently sits on the property, which is just under three acres in size.

Yesterday's News: City Council Gives OK's Condo Conversion Project

KEYT/Despite objections from residents, a mobile home park in Goleta can go ahead with a condominium conversion project.

Owner of the Rancho Mobile Home Park, Dan Guggenheim has prevailed in two lawsuits over the City of Goleta and on Tuesday the city council voted 4-1 in favor of the project.

Park residents have the option to purchase the parcels of land that their mobile homes occupy.

However the majority of residents say they will not be able to afford them giving Guggenheim a majority vote in the prospective lot owner's association.

Councilman Michael T. Bennett cast the lone nay vote.

Residents will be forced out but some will see their rents rise.

Joint Press Conference to Launch Radio Ready Emergency Preparedness Initiative

Joint Press Conference to Launch Radio Ready Emergency Preparedness Initiative
Friday, March 6, 2009

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Refreshments Provided

Santa Barbara County Employees' University
267 Camino del Remedio
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

The Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Services (OES), the Orfalea Fund's Aware and Prepare Initiative, and California Concern, a local citizen group is holding a press conference to launch Radio Ready, which is a partnership with designated local radio stations to create a system that connects the release of timely information from the OES to the radio-listening public. The collaboration will discuss the Radio Ready program, the importance of emergency communications and answer any questions from participating attendees.

  • Janet Wolf, County Supervisor, 2nd District.
  • Michael Harris, Emergency Operations Chief, Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Services (OES).
  • Bill Pearlman, Project Manager, California Concern.
  • Michael Mingee, President, Santa Barbara County Fire Chiefs' Association.

Goleta Extends Deadline for Comments on Proposed Environmental Changes and Adds Second Public Hearing

Santa Ynez Valley Journal/Environmental controls are on the table once more in the city of Goleta with proposed Track 3 General Plan amendments under review.

The deadline for comment was extended from March 16 to 5 p.m. April 6 after several citizens complained of inadequate notice for last week’s hearing, which was attended by fewer than a dozen people.

Also, a second public hearing has been scheduled at city hall on March 16 at 6 p.m.

Noozhawk/Goleta Extends Public Comment for General Plan Amendment Draft SEIR

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