Santa Barbara Looks for Ways to Pay for Affordable Housing

••• “Santa Barbara Turns Its Attention to Possible Funding Sources for Affordable Housing […] To meet housing demand and mandates, city officials consider diverting hotel bed taxes, adding a second-home vacancy tax and bond measures to pay for them.” —Noozhawk

••• “Santa Barbara’s historic courthouse building is reopening to the public [this] week, after being closed to tourism for more than two years. […] The county also will start allowing people to book the Mural Room and other courthouse venues for weddings.” —Noozhawk

••• A Newsmakers profile of Christy Lozano, who’s running for county school superintendent, makes a strong case for reelecting incumbent Susan Salcido.

••• A Wall Street Journal travel piece about the Santa Ynez Valley says that the Inn at Mattei’s Tavern will have an outpost of Santa Ynez General. Related: the resort used to accept bookings starting in June, but that has been pushed back to September.

••• In an Instagram story, Santa Barbara Life & Style featured a new-to-me boutique in Santa Ynez, Brass Tack. Its motto: “If Georgia O’Keeffe and Dolly Parton crashed fashion week….” (Photo courtesy Brass Tack. That’s how I looked reading about Christy Lozano.)


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