The Battle of the Biltmore Rages On

••• “County Supervisors Approve Modoc Road Multi-Use Path Project in Santa Barbara […] The ‘Alignment B’ design [rendering at right] that the supervisors supported would remove fewer trees, require fewer retaining walls and overall ‘create a better user experience,’ according to the county. It was the route preferred by members of the public who commented during the meeting. […] If the county can’t get access to the properties needed for the preferred trail route (owned by La Cumbre Mutual Water Co. and The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County), the project will come back to the supervisors to talk about another trail design.” —Noozhawk

••• “The legal battle between Biltmore owner Ty Warner and hotel management company Four Seasons rages on, with Warner filing a petition earlier this week at the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, asking that the Courts step in to appoint arbitrators to hear the dispute between the two sides. […] Warner served notice to the Four Seasons in March 2021 terminating their long-term agreements at both the Four Seasons Santa Barbara and Four Seasons New York [….] The Four Seasons contested the termination of the agreements, and has refused to vacate the properties.” —Montecito Journal

••• Fashion designer Catherine Gee has moved her boutique from E. Haley Street to La Arcada Plaza on State Street, with a grand opening on November 18. —Noozhawk

••• More on the recent transaction involving Tri-County Produce and/or the land it sits on. —Independent

••• “Federal Judge Slams City of Santa Barbara’s ‘Sit-Lie’ Ordinance […] Judge Carter Says Preventing Homeless People from Sitting or Lying on Portions of State and Milpas Streets Qualifies as ‘Selective Enforcement.'” —Independent

••• As of October 28, “roughly 17 Percent of County’s Registered Voters [had] Turned in Their Ballots Ahead of November 8 Midterm Election.” As those of us who read the candidates’ statements can attest, your vote really matters. —Independent


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