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A $50 gift card for your thoughts on housing and sustainable transportation | Local News

Posted on September 12, 2022
| 2:36 p.m.

Source: Lauren Bianchi Klemann for the Association of Santa Barbara County Governments

The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) is asking the public to complete an online community survey about housing and sustainable transportation.

The five-minute survey is available in Spanish and English and is part of SBCAG’s efforts to gather data that will help decide what kind of transformative projects could receive funding from the $5.3 million Regional Business Planning Grants. California Early Action of 2021 (REAP 2.0).

Participants who complete the survey online or at in-person events by October 5 will have the chance to receive a $50 cash card.

“This county-wide survey is important because it gives us a better understanding of what people think about their housing and transportation priorities,” said Dajung Chung, planning and public outreach intern for SBCAG. . “The information we collect helps community leaders make informed decisions about how best to use limited resources.”

REAP 2.0 grants are intended to accelerate progress toward housing goals and state climate commitments.

“For the first time, flexible public funds are being made available to help implement local and regional sustainable community strategies,” said Michael Becker, director of planning for SBCAG. “This new program allows us to take a step forward on integrated transport, housing and land-use projects to meet climate goals and improve people’s lives.”

The public is invited to complete the survey in Spanish and English and learn more about the REAP 2.0 program at the following in-person and online events:

In person:

Santa Ynez: 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, September 22, Santa Ynez Chamber Mixer, Santa Ynez College School, 3525 Pine St.
Isla Vista: 12-4 p.m., Saturday, October 1, California Clean Air Day, Isla Vista Recreation & Park District, 950 Embarcadero Del Mar.

On line:

City Hall on Housing and Sustainable Transportation: 5:30 p.m., Monday, September 19 via Zoom webinar, or by phone at 669-900-9128, webinar ID: 883 0585 2163 *Program in English, simultaneous interpretation in English and in Spanish.

REAP 2.0 Webinar Lunchtime: 12:00-1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 21, REAP 2.0 Webinar via Zoom Webinar or by phone at 669-444-9171, Webinar ID: 863 2925 6120 *Program in English and intended to those interested in applying for the $5.3 million REAP 2.0 fund.

SBCAG will invite housing authorities, school districts, special districts, community organizations, cities and Santa Barbara County to submit proposals to use the $5.3 million for transformative housing and transportation projects at from October 6.

Eligible projects must reflect public feedback received and represent housing, transportation, infrastructure, climate change, infill development, and equity.

For questions about the survey or to request more information about the REAP 2.0 program, contact Dajung Chung, Planning and Public Outreach Intern, 805-961-8925 or [email protected] More information is also available on REAP 2.0 fact sheet and website