S.B. County Beach Parking Fees Workshop

Listen to a presentation given to the S.B. County Park Commission addressing the potential implementation of parking fees at seven S.B. County beaches, and provide comments.

When: Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, 5:30 p.m.

Where: S.B. Planning Commission Hearing Room, 123 E. Anapamu St.

Cost: Not available

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Citizen's Alert


Seven of our County Beaches: Rincon Beach, Loon Point, Lookout Park, Arroyo Burro Beach, Goleta Beach, Ocean Beach and Guadalupe Dunes Park. The Commission will hear and consider all public comment.

Submit comments on the proposed beach parking fees:
Email Herman Parker at
And copy Supervisor Janet Wolf at:

Phone: 805-899-2583

Event posted July 26, 2012
Last updated July 26, 2012


Independent Discussion Guidelines

Please come and speak in opposition to beach access fees. This proposed money grab will do nothing directly to benefit parks or beaches . That was explained in the last meeting. The funds will be spent on contractors to run the system and any leftover dough will disappear into the black hole known as our county general fund. Oh .... and people , please stop referring to the city in your comments. This is a county proposal , not city.
If this passes, I hope you guys like parking tickets and no parking signs everwhere , cause thats what you'll get.

geeber (anonymous profile)
August 16, 2012 at 3:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm all for abundance and free socialized services but we're neglecting the necessities. I hope many will insert some levity and gravitas at these hearings. We have some serious deficits in services, needs for infrastructure repair and needed upgrades. Law enforcement in general and specifically on our roadways are minimal and people are out of control with their transportation choices. And I know people in Santa Barbara County that never go to the beach and never use this subsidized parking. Maybe the users should pay for the space under their tires and shadows of their monster vehicles.

DonMcDermott (anonymous profile)
August 16, 2012 at 8:29 a.m. (Suggest removal)

What next? Toll booths for sidewalks?

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
August 16, 2012 at 11:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Don McMisinformed, without going back and searching, how much do you think this bad proposal will add to the general fund coffers ? Now , after you realize that you have no idea , go back and research the projections and ask yourself if this is a good idea.

geeber (anonymous profile)
August 16, 2012 at 4:32 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Seems to me some pro-parking fee advocates demonstrate hostility if not hatred for surfers and other beachgoers.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
August 16, 2012 at 4:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)

What was it, 3-4 years ago when fees were brought up to pay for the Permeable Pier at Goleta Beach? The fees were going to be used to save the park. Now, due to fiscal imcompetence by the current BOS, they want to charge fees at all the beach parks with the money going into the General Fund. Let's see....$16-18 million upside down next year and less than $2 million in fees. None going into the Park System. Where is the money for Goleta Beach 2.0? Keep up the substandard lame work BOS.

BeachFan (anonymous profile)
August 16, 2012 at 5:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)