Staff Report

Santa Barbara County is seeking public feedback on its draft of a stormwater resource plan to improve regional water self-reliance and adapt to the effects on water supply from climate change.

The county Water Agency will take public comment at 5:30 p.m. July 19 in the Planning Commission hearing room of the County Administration Building at 105 E. Anapamu St. in Santa Barbara.

The draft plan is available for public review at

Beneficial projects identified by the plan include improving stormwater quality, increasing water supplies, and providing flood management, environmental and community benefits.

A 45-day public comment period ends on Aug. 15.

For information about the draft plan, the public comment period or the meeting, contact John Karamitsos, Program Specialist, at 805-739-8761 or

For more information on the county Water Agency, visit