The Santa Barbara County Planning Commission will be changing meeting locations for several upcoming meetings to allow for planned upgrades to the Santa Barbara Planning Commission Hearing Room.

Meetings in late July, August, September and October will be in the Santa Maria Hearing Room in the Joseph Centeno Administration Building, 511 Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria.

Planning Commission meetings are now scheduled to take place in Santa Maria on July 26, Aug. 2, 9, 30; Sept. 6, 13, 27; and Oct 4, 11, 25.

The upgrades to the Santa Barbara Planning Commission Hearing Room are part of a series of scheduled improvements to better provide constituents with access to the meetings.

Both the Planning Commission Hearing Room and Board of Supervisors Hearing Room are closed from late July through October for audio and visual upgrades to take place.

Community members should check schedules for other organizations’ meetings that regularly take place in the Santa Barbara Hearing Room (fourth floor at 105 E. Anapamu St.) or the Santa Barbara Planning Commission Hearing Room (first floor at 123 E. Anapamu St.) to see where alternate locations will be during the closure.

Neither hearing room will be available for remote testimony during the closure. Instead, community members can participate in person at the Santa Maria Hearing Room, 511 Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria, or virtually by registering for the meeting in advance by visiting

Residents may also continue to watch the live stream of the Planning Commission meetings in the following ways:
• Online at:
• YouTube at: (Closed Captioning Available on YouTube)
Please contact Planning Commission Recording Secretary David Villalobos at 805-568-2058 for general questions related to the changes and assistance with the following:
• Participating in the meeting telephonically or electronically.
• A disability-related modification or accommodation.
• Any issues attempting to access the hearing telephonically or electronically.