Neighborhood Planning

SEPPS Principal Planner, Laurel Perez, has been working as part of the volunteer group called the “Mesa Architects” whose goal is to strengthen the community, self-sufficiency and sustainability of the Mesa neighborhood in Santa Barbara. The Mesa Architects proudly received the 2011 Barry Siegel Award presented by COAST (the Coalition for Sustainable Transportation) for their extraordinary success in organizing the neighborhood toward a progressive plan (“from good to great”) and the recently concluded restriping of Cliff Drive between Meigs Road and Santa Barbara City College. It was noted as the outstanding achievement in transportation in 2011. Check for more information.