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Regional BAR Membership Requirements Back to Regional BAR

Regional BAR Membership Requirements


Membership Requirements & Qualifications

NBAR

CBAR

SBAR

MBAR

 

Five members with two possible alternates. One member appointed by the 1st district, one member appointed by the 3rd district, two members appointed by the fourth district, and one member appointed by the fifth district. Two alternates may be appointed, one member by the fourth district and one by the fifth district. All members are approved by the Board of Supervisors. 

The NBAR makeup is as follows:

Three members who are either licensed architects or licensed landscape architectsThese members must reside within the boundaries of the NBAR but need not live in the district of the appointing supervisor. An exception to the residence rule may be made for licensed architects or licensed landscape architects who may live outside the boundaries of the NBAR if their “professional business is located within the boundaries of the NBAR.”

The two remaining members must reside within the boundaries of the NBAR and must be “skilled in reading and interpreting architectural drawings and able to judge the effects of a proposed building, structure, or sign upon the desirability, property values, and development of the surrounding area.”

 

Five members with two possible alternates. All appointed by the 3rd district supervisor and approved by the Board of Supervisors. 

The CBAR makeup is as follows:

Three members who are either licensed architects or licensed landscape architects. These members must reside within the county.

The two remaining members must reside within the boundaries of the CBAR and must be “skilled in reading and interpreting architectural drawings and able to judge the effects of a proposed building, structure, or sign upon the desirability, property values, and development of the surrounding area.” One of these members may be the 3rd district Planning Commissioner.

 

 

 

Seven members.  Two members appointed by the 1st district supervisor, three members by the 2nd district supervisor and two members by the 3rd district supervisor, with all members approved by the Board of Supervisors.  

The SBAR makeup is as follows:

Three members who are licensed architects. These members must reside in the county but need not reside within the district of the appointing supervisor or within the boundaries of the SBAR.

The four remaining members must reside within the boundaries of the SBAR and must be “skilled in reading and interpreting architectural drawings and able to judge the effects of a proposed building, structure, or sign upon the desirability, property values, and development of the surrounding area.” At least 2 of these members must be licensed landscape architects.

 

 

Seven members.  All appointed by the 1st district supervisor and approved by the Board of Supervisors.  

The MBAR makeup is as follows:

Five members who are either licensed architects or licensed landscape architects. These members must reside in the county but need not reside within the district of the appointing supervisor or within the boundaries of the MBAR.

The two remaining members must reside within the boundaries of the MBAR and must be “skilled in reading and interpreting architectural drawings and able to judge the effects of a proposed building, structure, or sign upon the desirability, property values, and development of the surrounding area.”

 

 

Alternates may be licensed architects or landscape architects or community members skilled at reading plans.

Alternates may be licensed architects or landscape architects or community members skilled at reading plans.

No Alternates

No Alternates

 

Meetings & Compensation

Meets on the fourth Friday, of each month, in the Public Works Conference Room Rm., 620 W. Foster Road , Santa Maria

Meets on the second Friday, of each month, in the Solvang Municipal Courtroom, 1745 Mission Drive

Meets on the first and third Fridays, of each month, in the County Engineering Building, Planning Commission Hearing Room, 123 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara

Meets every other Monday in the County Engineering Building, Planning Commission Hearing Room, 123 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara

Members may convene special meetings at their discretion.

 

Compensation:   The county offers compensation for preparation time at $150 per meeting attended, plus mileage to and from meetings for NBAR, CBAR and SBAR.  MBAR members do not receive compensation.

 

Terms:                 All BAR members serve 4 years terms; terms will be shorter initially to correspond with those of the appointing supervisors.



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