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.
Chair, Board of Supervisors
cc: Tim Putz, 1997-98 Grand Jury Foreperson