SBCAG is convening a public workshop in support of the draft Regional Growth Forecast. SBCAG is required to develop a forecast of employment, housing demand, and population for use in long-range planning. This draft forecast covers the years 2017-2050 and will replace SBCAG's current Regional Growth Forecast which has a horizon of 2040. The draft forecast has been developed with the assistance of a consultant, Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy, and with the guidance of SBCAG's Joint Technical Advisory Committee. The draft forecast is scheduled to be adopted by the SBCAG Board during its January 2019 meeting.
The draft forecast document may be found here.
Draft Regional Growth Forecast Public Workshop
Date: Monday, November 5, 2018
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 P.M.
Santa Barbara County Association of Governments - Wisteria Conference Room
260 N. San Antonio Road, Suite B
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
If you have any questions or comments on the draft forecast or the public workshop, please contact Michael Becker at: email@example.com or (805) 961-8912.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOPS
October 23, 2018, 6:00—7:30 PM
Solvang City Council Chambers
1644 Oak Street
October 24, 2018, 6:00—7:30 PM
Buellton City Council Chambers
140 West Highway 246
The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments, the City of Buellton, the City of Solvang, and the County of Santa Barbara invite and encourage you to participate in public workshops being conducted in support of the Santa Ynez Valley Bicycle Master Plan project. These workshops are the first in a two-part series, with the second workshops to be conducted in February or March, 2019. Please come share your concerns and ideas for how bicycles should be accommodated in the Santa Ynez Valley.
If you cannot attend, but would like to discuss the issues important to you, or simply have questions, please contact Mike Becker of SBCAG at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-961-8912.
Favor de llamar a SBCAG al 805-961-8900, para más información del reunión.
Santa Ynez BMP Workshops Notice
The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments staff will be holding three public hearings and one public workshop to learn about the transit needs of the residents of Santa Barbara County. Please plan to attend and present your comments or concerns about transit service in Santa Barbara County.
Santa Barbara: Tuesday, October 30, 5:30 pm, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St.
Santa Maria: Tuesday, November 6, 12:00 pm AND 5:30 pm, Shepard Hall, Santa Maria Central Public Library, 421 S. McClelland
Lompoc: Thursday, November 1, 4:00 pm, Lompoc Council Chambers, 100 Civic Center Plaza
Simply come to a public hearing to present your comments or concerns about transit service in Santa Barbara County.
You may also send your comments in writing by November 30, 2018 to:
Santa Barbara County Association of Governments
260 N. San Antonio Rd., Suite B
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
-or by email to-
2018 Unmet Transit Needs Hearings Flyer (English)
2018 Unmet Transit Needs Hearings Flyer (Spanish)
The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments is providing notice of its intention to amend Fast Forward 2040, the Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP-SCS). The purpose of this amendment is to add two separate projects to the RTP-SCS.
Project 1: Santa Monica Road / Via Real Intersection Improvements. Amendment #1 adds this project to Fast Forward 2040 as a programmed project. All project phases are included – environmental, preliminary engineering, design, right of way, and construction. This intersection includes US 101 ramp termini and is located in the City of Carpinteria. Project cost estimates are $2.69 million for the environmental and design aspects, and $3.61 million for construction. The funding for this project comes from SB 1 Local Partnership Program Formula and SB 1 Congested Corridors, neither of which were considered during the development of Fast Forward 2040.
Project 2: State Street Undercrossing Sidewalk and Bike Lane Improvements. Amendment #1 adds this project to Fast Forward 2040 as an illustrative project. This project is located in the City of Santa Barbara, on State Street between Gutierrez Street and Yanonali Street. This project is estimated to cost $5.48 million and is currently unfunded. The City of Santa Barbara will seek State grant funding to advance the project.
SBCAG is holding a hearing to receive public comment on this amendment.
The hearing will be held:
Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Place: Board of Supervisors Hearing Room
105 E. Anapamu St., 4th Floor
Santa Barbara, CA
Remote testimony is also available at the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria, CA. If you cannot attend the hearing, you may still submit written comments up until Friday, June 22, 2018. You may e-mail them to email@example.com or mail them to SBCAG at 260 North San Antonio Road, Suite B, Santa Barbara, CA 93110.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations to participate in the meeting should contact SBCAG at least three working days prior to the meeting at (805) 961-8900. For more information, call SBCAG at 961-8900. Favor de llamar a SBCAG al 961-8900, para más información del reunion.
CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ALLOCATES $226 MILLION IN NEW SB1 STATE GAS TAX FUNDING FOR 101 HOV WIDENING
The California Transportation Commission approved $226 million in SB 1 state gas tax funding for the U.S. 101 HOV Widening Project in south Santa Barbara County at its meeting last Wednesday in Orange County.
Marjie Kirn, SBCAG Executive Director, said “Thanks to new transportation money from the SB1 state gas tax signed into law by Governor Brown last year, the California Transportation Commission now has funding available to accelerate construction of the 101 HOV Widening Project. We are very excited to be able continue the forward momentum from the bridge construction work currently underway in Carpinteria. In addition to the CTC funding allocation this week, we are very hopeful the Commission will also look favorably on our pending $183 million state grant funding request. If successful, we will have the funding necessary to complete the next three segments of the 101 widening from Carpinteria north through the Sheffield interchange in Montecito.”
Santa Barbara County voters approved Measure A in 2008 to raise the local sales tax to fund regional transportation projects. Local Measure A funds are combined with additional state and federal funding to fully fund highway projects like the 101 HOV Widening in south Santa Barbara County. Measure A provides $140 million in locally controlled transportation funding that, combined with additional state or federal funding, will fund the remaining ten mile segment of the 101 between Santa Barbara and Carpinteria.
Joan Hartmann, Santa Barbara County Supervisor and SBCAG Board Chair, said “ Santa Barbara County taxpayers voted to use local Measure A transportation sales tax funds to attract additional state funding for SBCAG’s highest regional transportation priority – constructing new peak hour carpool lanes on the 101 freeway. With the passage of the SB1 new state gas tax, the California Transportation Commission can now bring critically needed state transportation funding to partner with SBCAG & Caltrans to keep the 101 HOV project on track.”
The California Transportation Commission is expected to make an allocation decision on SBCAG’s additional $183 million SB 1 funded transportation grant application at its May 2018 meeting. If this grant application is successful, the next three segments of the 101 HOV Project, from Bailard Avenue in Carpinteria to past the Sheffield Interchange in Montecito, can begin construction in late 2019.