City Council Chooses Police Station Over Farmer’s Market

••• Surprising no one, the Santa Barbara City Council voted to proceed with building a new police station at the current site of the Saturday farmer’s market. The proposed site for the farmer’s market, De La Guerra Plaza, has limited parking and is likely to prove a poor substitute. —Noozhawk

••• “No One Can Agree on How to Price California Home Insurance for Wildfires: Insurers, consumer advocates at odds over use of algorithmic models to assess risk.” —Wall Street Journal (PDF here, via the Montecito Association, if you’re not a subscriber)

••• Womenswear designer Catherine Gee has opened a boutique at 414 E. Haley Street (in the Mill): “Her Signature Pieces Are Silk with Simple, Clean Lines.” —Independent

••• Edhat ran a press release from the city of Santa Barbara: “Join City Public Works at a Listening Workshop”—what a terrible phrase—”to plan for the future of the Milpas Street Corridor. The Listening Workshop’s purpose is to discover community desires and needs for the future of Milpas Street from Highway 101 to Canon Perdido Street. Specifically, the City is looking for feedback about walking, biking, traffic, parking, lighting, parkway trees, and landscaping. The Listening Workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 1 at 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Franklin Community Center. […] A design update on the grant-funded Eastside Green Lanes & Bike Boulevard Gap Closure Project will also be provided at the workshop.”

••• Debate over a mural in the Funk Zone. —KEYT