Project Title:Circulation Element Update
Case Number: (None)                                
Project Location:Countywide
Assigned Staff and Division:

Mark Friedlander, Long Range Planning Division



Staff is conducting preliminary background research and stakeholder coordination in 2019.  The plan development and community outreach will take place in 2020.


The County of Santa Barbara proposes to update the Circulation Element of the Comprehensive Plan to update local transportation system information and incorporate current trends, best practices, and regulatory changes in the planning and impact analysis of transportation networks.

The current Circulation Element was first adopted in 1980 and last significantly updated in 1991. The transportation sector has evolved since 1991 and recent State legislation has changed the way local governments approach transportation planning. The Circulation Element update will provide an opportunity to communicate goals, policies and programs to address the County's current and future transportation needs. Additionally, the Circulation Element update will include a broader focus that plans for all modes of transportation and meets the needs of all users of the transportation network in a manner that is suitable for the context of the region, pursuant to the Complete Streets Act of 2008. 


Long Range Planning will develop a timeline for the project and more information will be available on this website as the project develops. 

Important Links

Circulation Element


Additional Information

OPR General Plan Guidelines

OPR Required Elements

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