The Santa Barbara City Council voted to proceed with Alternative 2A and install curb extensions and lighting at the Figueroa/De la Vina intersection, returning to the original proposal that won the HSIP grant. The vote was 4-3, with Council members Francisco, Hotchkiss and Rowse opposed and Schneider, House, White and Murillo in favor.
COAST would like to thank our newest council member, Cathy Murillo, who went out there herself to observe and spoke eloquently to the needs of the many walkers in the area.
We also want to thank all the people who e-mailed and called. Brittany Odermann Heaton, Robert Adams and Ed France spoke in favor of alternative 2A – thank you!
Through all of our efforts, we turned this around.