LaVoie Denied Next Term

Bill LaVoie, a longtime veteran of Santa Barbara’s Historic Landmarks Commission, was denied another term because he failed to show up for his application interview with the City Council. LaVoie was valued as a guardian of Santa Barbara’s architectural traditions, but his abrasive style drew complaints. The council denied hydrologist Barry Keller a reappointment to the Water Commission for a similar failure to appear.


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