Politics
7:26 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden in Santa Barbara through Saturday afternoon

Vice President Joe and Dr. Jill Biden arrive at the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport.
Vice President Joe and Dr. Jill Biden arrive at the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport.
Credit Oscar Flores - Twitter @oflores

Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit the Central Coast on Friday and Saturday. He and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, met with teachers from the Santa Barbara Unified School District immediatly after landing at the Santa Barbara airport.

The Vice President is scheduled to attend a Democratic National Committee fundraising dinner in Montecito on Friday night. It's a gathering of just 25 people at $5000-a-plate, according to the Santa Barbara Independent.

While the FAA has some flight restrictions in place during the visit, air traffic at local airports is not expected to be affected, except for a 10-15 minute window for when Air Force Two arrives and departs.

The Vice President and Dr. Biden meet with teachers from the Santa Barbara Unified School District, and David Cash, Superintendent.
The Vice President and Dr. Biden meet with teachers from the Santa Barbara Unified School District, and David Cash, Superintendent.
Credit Lynn Houston copyright 2014 SBA

  The visit could cause some traffic snarls as a result of motorcades and security measures.

Expect delays at the following locations and times:

  • (Friday) 2:00-3:00p: US 101 between SR-217 and Mission Street
  • (Friday) 5:30-8:30p: Between Foothill Road and Alameda Padre Serra and Alamar Avenue and Hillcrest Drive
  • (Friday) 8:30-9:30p: Between US 101 and the Pacific Ocean and Butterfly Lane and Eucalyptus
  • (Saturday) 3:45-4:15p: Between US 101 and the Pacific Ocean and Butterfly Lane and Eucalyptus
  • (Saturday) 3:45-4:15p: US 101 between SR-217 and Mission Street

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