Housing on the South Coast in 2030: What’s Ahead?

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Wed, Mar 17 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Online via Zoom

Starting today, what steps can we take to begin resolving our community’s housing crisis? We have a chance to embrace big ideas which could make a significant and positive difference for our community’s future. Just as the earthquake of 1925 led to a rebirth of the City of Santa Barbara, there is an unprecedented opportunity to reshape the entire South County landscape in more equitable, healthy, economically viable and sustainable ways.

On March 17, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific time, a free, Community Forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara will feature local leaders and housing experts offering their visions and paths forward for improved housing in 2030.  Simultaneous Spanish interpretation of the Forum will be available.

Four key aspects of housing will be addressed by the panelists:

The Problems and Causes of our Local Housing Crisis

●     Rob Fredericks, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, HACSB (Housing Authority City of Santa Barbara)

●     Frank Rodriguez, Policy Advocate, CAUSE (Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy)

●     Kristen Miller, President & CEO, Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce

●     Dick Flacks, Chair, SUN (Sustainable University Now)


Countywide Approach to Planning, State Policies and Goals, ADUs

●     Frank Thompson, Frank Thompson Housing Consultants

●     Dan Kleman, Deputy Director, Long Range Planning, Santa Barbara County Planning

●     Jane Benefield, Vice Chair, Carpinteria Planning Commission

●     Katie Maynard, Chair, Goleta Planning Commission

Sustainable Communities

●     Katie Maynard, UCSB Sustainability Coordinator

●     Detty Peikert, Architect, AIA Design Charette for State Street

Downtown Vision to Implementation for Workforce and Higher Density Housing

●     Detty Peikert, Architect, RRM Design Group

●     Renee Brooke, City Planner, City of Santa Barbara Planning

●     Geoff Green, HACSB Commissioner & SBCC Foundation CEO

●     Rob Fredericks, HACSB Executive Director

 State Assemblymember (37th District) Steve Bennett will also share thoughts and answer questions related to his interest in affordable housing.

Advance registration is required to attend this online Community Forum

When: March 17 (Wednesday) 12:00 -2:00 p.m. Pacific time
Where: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free with registration

RSVP: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vK0z9XheT7SORBuWBxtcmg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


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