On 12/10, a standing room only crowd gathered for three hours in the Santa Barbara County Administration Building to voice their concerns about plans to put large-scale luxury homes on the pristine Gaviota Coast. Read story.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Battle stations are being readied this week as the war over the future of Naples-that 485-acre slice of coastal California that sits at the southern gateway to Gaviota-is once again set to resume. After a nearly 15-month wait for the recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) to be released for public consumption, the massive document hit the streets just before Thanksgiving week, setting the stage for what promises to be a passionate public hearing on the subject in early December. Read story.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
With the Naples project looming, Goleta Grapevine looks at coastal conservation efforts. Read story.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
The debate returns to Transfer of Development Rights for project at Gaviota's gateway. Read story.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
After several months of research, the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission released a report this week on the feasibility of transferring development rights away from the proposed luxury home development at Santa Barbara Ranch to urban areas. Read story.