COMMUNITY FORUM League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara presents “What is the future of Affordable Housing on the South Coast?”


Faulkner Galley, Santa Barbara Public Library
40 E. Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara California
California US
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:00pm

California has just passed 15 new laws designed to streamline and increase the affordable housing. Since that has long been the goal of our local governments, the League is eager to learn what these new laws will mean for rental housing on the South Coast area. For the first time these anti-NIMBY laws allow no reduction in housing units without serious penalties. They also provide funding mechanisms to build more affordable rental units. They may change how housing projects are approved in the future.


The South Coast plans to increase affordable rental housing. Expert speakers from the County and the Cities of Goleta, Santa Barbara and Carpinteria will discuss how the new laws may change the existing housing programs.



Scott Vincent, Santa Barbara City Attorney

Margo Wagner, Santa Barbara County Senior Housing Specialist

 Peter Imhoff, Planning Director, City of Goleta

 Jane Benefield, City of Carpinteria Planning Commission

 Community Forums are free and open to the Public. Bring a Brown Bag Lunch. Handicap Access at the Library’s Anapamu St. Entrance. Park across the street at the Granada Garage.

Community forums are co-sponsored by the Santa Barbara Public Library & TV Santa Barbara (TVSB). Sound provided by Gary Atkins Sound Systems. For more information go to

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