The City of Santa Barbara’s unofficial kickoff to its 2030 General Plan update began Tuesday with the City Council’s approval of the Upper State Street Study Report. Councilmembers received input from developers and community members during the meeting, which focused on the urban design, transportation issues, and future of the State Street area beginning at Calle Laureles. Although the report is designed as a traffic study, councilmembers stressed the need to include affordable and workforce housing in the discussion, as people unable able to afford housing in the area directly contribute to traffic. For longer story, see here.


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