The Initial Study for the CWPP is Now Available Online

Comments on the Initial Study/Environmental Checklist are due by 4pm on Monday August 3, 2020!

Comments on the Initial Study/Environmental Checklist are due by 4pm on Monday August 3, 2020 via email to CWPP@SantaBarbaraCA.gov or by mail to Amber Anderson, 925 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101. The public will also have an opportunity to comment on the potential environmental impact of policies and actions in the CWPP once the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) is released.

Download the Initial Study/Environmental Checklist and Notice of Preparation for the CWPP here:

These materials can also be viewed at State Clearinghouse – Office of Planning and Research CEQAnet Web Portal here: https://ceqanet.opr.ca.gov/

The CWPP is subject to the review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). New policies and actions proposed in the CWPP could result in impacts to the environment, to be analyzed in a PEIR pursuant to CEQA Guidelines §15083. The Draft CWPP and Initial Study describing potentially significant impacts was presented to the City’s Planning Commission on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 1pm. At this Public Scoping Hearing the Planning Commission received public input and provided direction to staff on the proposed scope of analysis for the PEIR. 

Update 7/24/2020: Scoping hearing documents available.