School District Inches Closer to Absorbing Armory

The mostly vacant 28,000-square-foot National Guard Armory and its nearly five-acre lot are moving closer to becoming part of the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Assemblymember Das Williams’s AB 2247 has reached the full Assembly after passing the Senate by a 79-0 vote. The bill would give the district first dibs on purchasing the property, located at 700 East Canon Perdido, before July 1, 2017, at fair market value. To help pay for it ​— ​estimates call for a $10 million acquisition and another $10 million for renovations ​— ​the district plans to put a bond measure on the November ballot.

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Downtown Bungalow Haven Wins Big Appeal

City councilmembers voted unanimously against the proposed “monolithic” fourplex.

Free Parenting Classes

Parents and kids can learn together at SBCC

Steven Seagal Named Special Envoy by Russia

The former Santa Ynez resident is a Russian citizen.

County Services Transitioning Away from Montecito Disaster Center

Post-1/9 support will still be available at

Goleta Limits Accessory Dwelling Units to 800 Square Feet

The city followed most of the state's ADU rules, though two large projects swept through before the ...