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Las Varas Ranch

     The owners of Las Varas Ranch have proposed a series of land use changes to facilitate residential development on this important Gaviota Coast working ranch. The County began an environmental review process, starting with the "scoping" of the environmental impact report (EIR). During the scoping phase, issue areas and topics to be addressed in the EIR are identified. Comments on the scoping document should be sent to atuttle@co.santa-barbara.ca.us. The formal deadline is July 8, but comments may be sent to the County at any time. County planner Alex Tuttle will prepare a draft EIR over the course of the next year, then circulate it for public review and comment. Following the public comment period, the project will be considered in formal hearings before the County Planning Commission, the Board of Supervisors, and then the California Coastal Commission. Provide us your email and we will notify you when the Draft EIR is available for comment and when hearings are scheduled. Download the Gaviota Coast Conservancy's comments to the scoping of the EIR for the Las Varas Ranch residential project. (PDF document) Additional information may be found at the County web page for this project: http://sbcountyplanning.org/projects/05TPM-00002/index.cfm Thanks for taking action to help save the Gaviota Coast!!

Las Varas