Coordination of Social Policy and Natural Resources

Coordination of Social Policy and Natural Resources

The League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara supports efforts to manage growth within limits of South Coast natural resources.
Position History: 

Established 1981.

Support of the following criteria for evaluating proposals for growth and change in the South Coast area:

  • Staying within the South Coast’s carrying capacity based on the environmental constraints of water supply and air quality. (In our view, this requires a conservative approach which allows for added growth when present and projected demands are within established resources capability).
  • Preservation, to the maximum possible extent, of the special character of the South Coast area and its existing quality of life, including prime agricultural lands, which should be protected. 
  • Policies which seek a balance between employment opportunities and any required additional housing.
League to which this content belongs: 
Santa Barbara