WEATHER »

Potential Beach Parking Fees Topic of Upcoming Public Meetings

First Will Be Held July 26 in Downtown’s County Administration Building


As we reported last week, Santa Barbara County officials are looking at beach parking fees as a possible way to generate revenue for the area.

The Santa Barbara County Park Commission will hold a meeting this Thursday, July 26, where it will receive a report from staff about potential beach parking fees at seven county locations — Rincon Beach, Loon Point, Lookout Park, Arroyo Burro Beach, Goleta Beach, Ocean Beach, and Guadalupe Dunes Park.

The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors hearing room on the fourth floor of the County Administration Building at 105 East Anapamu Street.

For those in the North County who can’t make the trip, they can provide remote testimony from the Board of Supervisors conference room in Santa Maria. The address for that building is 511 East Lakeside Parkway.

Similar meetings will be held on August 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Santa Barbara Planning Commission Hearing Room at 123 East Anapamu Street, and August 23 at 9:30 a.m. at the Santa Maria Board of Supervisors Hearing Room. Remote testimony will also be available on those dates.

If you can’t make any of the meetings, you can fill out a questionnaire on beach parking fees at sbparks.org. These questionnaires must be completed by August 16.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

Lawmakers Move to Impede Offshore Oil Leases

A pair of bills aim to counter the federal government's new push for production.

More Money Available for Santa Barbara County’s Disaster Victims

The United Way is giving to Santa Barbara nonprofits and offering direct cash grants.

Santa Barbara’s Commuter Train Brings Solid Ridership and Timely Service

The first two weeks of service have seen a daily average topping 180 riders.

Animal Care for New Cuyama

County Animal Services will host free and discount pet services on April 22.

Goleta’s Library Is Seeking Volunteers

The location is separating from Santa Barbara's system and needs help changing barcodes.