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Section 35-1 - Santa Barbara County Land Use and Development Code: This document is currently applicable to the unincorporated area of the County outside the Coastal Zone and the Montecito Planning Area. Although this document contains regulations that relate to the Coastal Zone, these portions will not be in effect until the Coastal Commission certifies this document as an amendment to the County’s Local Coastal Program. This document implements the Comprehensive Plan (and eventually the Coastal Land Use Plan) by classifying and regulating the uses of land, buildings and structures in the unincorporated area of the county located outside of the Montecito Planning Area. This document also contains road naming and street addressing standards as well as sign regulations.
Section 35-2 - Montecito Land Use and Development Code: This document implements the Comprehensive Plan and the Montecito Community Plan by classifying and regulating the uses of land, buildings and structures in those areas of Montecito located outside of the Coastal Zone. This document also contains road naming and street addressing standards as well as sign regulations
Section 35B - Montecito Growth Management Ordinance (MGMO): This document implements the goal of the Montecito Growth Management Plan which is to preserve the semi-rural character, quality of life and environmental resources of the Montecito community while assuring adequate services consistent with available resources and environmental constraints. The MGMO accomplishes this by pacing the development of new residences in order to bring resources related to air quality, fire protection, sanitary services, transportation infrastructure and water services into balance with existing and future development. The MGMO restricts the number of permits for new residences that may be issued on an annual basis. Allocations for residences that do not qualify as affordable are restricted to 19 per year, and are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications for allocations receive points depending on how the design of the project impacts existing service levels or protects resources
Article II - Coastal Zoning Ordinance: This ordinance is applicable to the unincorporated coastal zone and implements the Coastal Land Use Plan by classifying and regulating the uses of land, buildings, and structures in the coastal zone.
Article VIII - Sexually Oriented Businesses: The purpose of this ordinance is to regulate the location and operation of sexually oriented businesses which, unless closely regulated, have serious secondary effects on the community.
Article IX - Deciduous Oak Tree Protection and Regeneration Ordinance: This ordinance addresses deciduous oak tree removal in the inland rural areas if such removal is not associated with development that requires a permit under Section 35-1 and Section 35-2 of Chapter 35 of the County Code or Ordinance 661.
Article X - Medical Marijuana Regulations