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