City of Santa Barbara Attempts To Push Back Against Backlog Of Development Projects

Aug 9, 2017

Normally not known for fast-tracking development, the city of Santa Barbara is dealing with a backlog.

Staff members say housing projects and downtown business plans are stacking up.

City leaders are supporting funds to hire staff and resources to get caught up.

The target area has numerous vacancies, and the city claims money spent now on processing applications and moving business plans forward will have economic benefits sooner rather than later.