Santa Barbara City Council to review Average Unit Density program

On Tues­day, Feb­ru­ary 28, 2017, Santa Bar­bara City Coun­cil will con­sider  a tem­po­rary restric­tion on devel­op­ment projects pro­posed under the Aver­age Unit-Size Den­sity (AUD) Incen­tive Pro­gram. The AUD Incen­tive Pro­gram car­ries out a key imple­men­ta­tion action of the City’s 2011 Gen­eral Plan and is intended to encour­age smaller, more afford­able hous­ing units.

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Santa Barbara Explores Tax Increase to Fund Mounting Infrastructure Needs

SANTA BARBARA –Santa Bar­bara offi­cials are mov­ing toward a sales-tax increase as their pri­mary tool in address­ing the city’s mount­ing infra­struc­ture needs.  On Tues­day, the City Coun­cil got the ball rolling by vot­ing to nego­ti­ate a con­tract with a polling firm to con­duct a sur­vey and con­vene focus groups.

The city will likely begin gaug­ing pub­lic opin­ion next month on the nature of a sales-tax increase that, depend­ing on the amount, would help fund main­te­nance needs for streets, side­walks, ...

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Donald Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Pres­i­dent Trump on Tues­day nom­i­nated Judge Neil M. Gor­such to the Supreme Court, ele­vat­ing a con­ser­v­a­tive in the mold of Jus­tice Antonin Scalia to suc­ceed the late jurist and touch­ing off a bru­tal, par­ti­san show­down at the start of his pres­i­dency over the ide­o­log­i­cal bent of the nation’s high­est court.

Mr. Trump announced his selec­tion dur­ing a much-anticipated evening cer­e­mony that unfolded in prime time at the White House. He described Judge Gor­such, a fed­eral appeals court ...

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