Local government roundup: 09/11/17

Sep 11, 2017

This week in local government in San Luis Obispo County, the board of supervisors has a full agenda of grant and funding allocation items, such as $755,000 for marketing and advertising for the San Luis Obispo County Tourism Business Improvement District for the next fiscal year. The board will also hold a hearing on issuing bonds to help pay for upgrades to facilities for developmentally disabled people in the county, and review the county’s year-end budget report. 

In Santa Barbara County, supervisors this week will hold a hearing on amending county, Montecito and coastal zoning codes regarding additional dwelling units or ADUs. Because of recent statewide legislation requiring cities make it easier for homeowners to build ADUs, county officials have to change current zoning laws to streamline the process. As the ADU legislation is intended to help solve the state’s rental housing shortage, rental term lengths on newly constructed ADUs are longer than 30 days and must be owner-occupied.

Santa Barbara officials will also hold public hearings on the grading code and the county’s energy and climate action plan.

County officials in Monterey are slated to approve a resolution supporting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - or DACA - program. The board will also take a look at its efforts to adopt a program called Governing for Racial Equality. The county’s five-year plan for capital improvements and a subdivision request in Carmel Valley are also on this week’s agenda.