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|Project Title:||Agricultural Employee Dwelling (AED) Ordinance Amendments|
|Case Number:||18ORD-00000-00002; 18ORD-00000-00003|
|Project Location:||Countywide Program|
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On December 11, 2018, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to adopt the proposed AED ordinance amendments. The County Land Use and Development Code (LUDC) amendment went into effect in the Inland Area on January 10, 2019. The Article II Coastal Zoning Ordinance (Article II) amendment will go into effect in the Coastal Zone once it has been certified by the California Coastal Commission (CCC), which may take up to a year or more.
On February 20, 2020, the CCC conditionally certified the AED Article II amendment (i.e., the AED Local Coastal Program Amendment, or LCPA) with five suggested modifications. Planning and Development Department (P&D) staff presented the CCC's conditionally certified AED LCPA to the Board of Supervisors for approval on April 7, 2020. The Board of Supervisors requested that staff return with options for amending the AED employment location requirements. Staff returned to the Board of Supervisors on June 2, 2020 with a revised AED LCPA, which the Board of Supervisors approved and staff resubmitted to the CCC.
In summer 2020, CCC and P&D staff identified minor errors and omissions in the submitted AED LCPA. Staff will return to the Board of Supervisors with a revised AED LCPA in early 2021 and resubmit to the CCC shortly thereafter.
For application-specific or permit-related questions, please contact one of our Zoning Counters:
North County Zoning Counter: (805) 934-6251
South County Zoning Counter: (805) 568-2090
For general questions regarding the AED ordinance amendments, please contact:
Jessi Steele, Planner: (805) 884-8082, firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2017 and 2018, P&D staff prepared amendments to the LUDC (Case No. 18ORD-00000-00002) and Article II (Case No. 18ORD-00000-00003) to streamline the permit process for AEDs in the Agriculture-I (AG-I) and Agriculture-II (AG-II) zones. The amendments apply to the unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County, including the Coastal Zone, except the Inland Area portion the Montecito Community Plan Area governed by the Montecito Land Use and Development Code.
The AED ordinance amendments streamline the permit process for AEDs in the AG-I and AG-II zones as follows:
1. Reduce the permit requirements for certain AEDs;
2. Increase the number of employees allowed to occupy AEDs at each permit level;
3. Modify the employment location requirements for AEDs within certain zones and permit levels;
4. Clarify that mobile homes, manufactured homes, and park trailers complying with the California Code of Regulations, Title 25, Division 1, Housing and Community Development, may be used as AEDs.
California Coastal Commission
County Board of Supervisors
County Planning Commission
Montecito Planning Commission
County Agricultural Preserve Advisory Committee
We welcome any ideas, comments, suggestions or questions you may have
throughout all stages of this project. Please contact the Long Range
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