WHY COMMUNITY PLANNING MATTERS

The plans our cities and counties make affect our daily lives, and greatly impact our region’s ability to move toward a fossil free future.

WHAT CEC IS DOING

CEC plays a major role in long-term sustainable community planning by encouraging civic engagement in the government planning such as the Regional Transportation Plan, the County’s Climate Action Strategy, and the City of Santa Barbara’s Bike Master Plan and general plan update. In addition to attending meetings and providing our own detailed comments, our job is to bring more community members into the process so our region can design truly people-centered communities.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Attend Public Hearings 

Stay tuned to CEC’s monthly newsletter and Facebook page for opportunities to weigh in on Santa Barbara City and County planning decisions.

Get Informed

Learn more about alternative and sustainable transportation on our Resources page.

Drive Less

Try out alternatives to the single-passenger commute available in our community – like buses, trains and rideshares – or see if greener transportation options like telecommuting, biking and walking could fit in in your life. Any of these will reduce vehicle miles traveled while improving health and creating more vibrant communities.