••• The Carpinteria “City Council voted Monday during a special meeting to approve the lease disposition and development agreement for 499 Linden Ave., the site of the controversial, proposed Surfliner Inn project. The final plans for the project will still need to be revised by the developers, and a final ground lease agreement will be approved or rejected at a future public meeting.” —Coastal View News
••• “The remains of Jack Cantin, the 17-year-old Montecito boy who died in the Montecito debris flow, have been located. […] Search crews and volunteers spent three and a half years searching a 110-acre zone for the remains of Jack and 2-year-old Lydia Sutthithepa. Crews working with dogs logged 2,000 canine search hours. The toddler’s remains have not been found.” —KEYT
••• “The City of Santa Barbara wants to put solar panels atop the Granada Garage, but the Historic Landmarks Commission doesn’t want them to be seen—at least from Anapamu Street.” —Noozhawk
••• “The Santa Barbara City Council on Tuesday voted 7-0 to ban natural gas construction for projects with building permits issued after Jan. 1, 2022. […] The rule does not apply to accessory dwelling units or junior accessory dwelling units. Public interest projects, restaurant and commercial kitchens, and laboratories also would be exempt.” —Noozhawk
••• Newsmakers interviewed District 4 challenger Barrett Reed, who “skewered incumbent City Council rival Kristen Sneddon as vacillating and indecisive on key policies—while also blaming her for a bizarre City Hall investigation involving the religious affiliation of transportation czar Rob Dayton.”
••• Noozhawk takes a long look at the redistricting process for the county’s Board of Supervisors.
••• “The Santa Barbara City Council will discuss negotiating a water supply agreement with La Cumbre Mutual Water Company during their regular meeting Tuesday. Due to water supply shortages exacerbated by drought conditions, officials from La Cumbre Mutual Water Company have asked the City to negotiate a long-term supply agreement tied to the Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant.” —Santa Barbara News-Press
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