August 12, 1998

 

 

Honorable Frank J. Ochoa, Presiding Judge

Santa Barbara County Superior Court

1100 Anacapa Street

PO Box 21107

Santa Barbara, California 93121-1107

 

Board of Supervisors’ Response to the 1997-98 Grand Jury Interim Final Report on the Affordable Housing Process in the County of Santa Barbara County

 

Dear Judge Ochoa:

 

At its regular meeting of August 11, 1998, the Board of Supervisors adopted the responses of the County Administrator (see attached letter) as the Board’s response to the relevant findings and recommendations in the 1997-98 Grand Jury’s interim final report on Affordable Housing Process in the County of Santa Barbara County. The one exception is in the paragraph following the response to Recommendation #1. Specifically, the County Administrator’s response reads "Finding qualified low income buyers has not presented a major concern." The Board’s response has been modified to read "Finding qualified low income buyers has not presented a major concern."

 

The Board, as indicated in the responses, reserves its discretion to consider each item in light of further Board discussion, analyses and public deliberations. Consequently, adoption of the responses should not be considered a binding commitment to implementing any particular item. As a point of clarification, the Board of Supervisors has not considered changes with respect to the County’s Economic Development Program.

 

The Board commends the work of the Grand Jury on this topic.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

 

GAIL MARSHALL

Chair, Board of Supervisors

 

Attachment

 

cc: Tim Putz, 1997-98 Grand Jury Foreperson