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 lwvsantabarbara.org.