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General Meetings

Join us for our monthly COAST General Meetings, where local elected officials, City Planners, Traffic Engineers, and Sustainable Transportation Advocates present timely local and regional transportation news and updates.

WHERE:  Union Bank Community Partners Building — 11 E. Carrillo St., Santa Barbara

WHEN:  2nd Wednesday of the month — Noon to 1:15

If you have any additional questions about our General Meetings or would like to present, please contact our Program Director, Joanna Kaufman at

NOTE:  Meeting videos for June, 2017 and later can be found on the COAST Blog “Word on the Street.”


October 11th, 2017
To be announced…



Promoting active Transportation in Lompoc,” with Ashley Costa and Emily Casarez, Healthy Lompoc Coalition

Designing a multi modal transportation hub at the Amtrak stop in Goleta,” with Mark Linehan (Wynmark Company)


Shared Economy & Self Driving Cars: Revolution You Can Count On” with Peter Brown, Transportation Planner, City of Santa Barbara Link to Presentation PDF

News from Santa Barbara Car Free,” Krista Nightingale and Lyz Hoffman, Air Pollution Control District and SB Car Free


COAST Membership Open House — COAST’s 2016 accomplishments, board member introductions and discussion for 2017.  Link to presentation PDF.

Video of March General Meeting:


Overview and Priorities of SBCAG,” with Marjie Kirn, Executive Director, Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG)

Pacific Surfliner and Peak Hour Service, and Commuter Bus Updates,” Scott Spaulding, Principal Transportation Planner, SBCAG

Fast Forward 2040 (Regional Transportation Plan) Update & Upcoming Year Planning Focus” Michael Becker, Senior Transportation Planner, SBCAG

MAY 10

County Roundabout Updates & Santa Claus Lane Streetscape Project,” with Matt Dobberteen, Transportation Planner, County of Santa Barbara

What’s new with MTD?,” Hillary Blackerby, Marketing & Community Relations Manager, Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transportation District


“County Jurisdiction Hollister Project,” Thomas Park, Walter Rubalcava, Gary Smart, Matt Dobberteen, Allen Bell, County of Santa Barbara link to presentation

Link to meeting video:


Carbon Fees,” with Dennis Allen, Allen Construction and John Kelley, AIA.

For more information about the carbon fee and dividend proposal, visit Citizen’s Climate lobby:

Parking In-Lieu Fees,” with Eve Sanford, Planning and Policy Coordinator, Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition

No General Meeting in August

“Notes from Portland,” travel stories with Eva Inbar
“From Bend to Boulder:  The Evolution of a Bicycle Advocate,” with Frank Peters