Santa Barbara County Planning Commission to Support Santa Ynez Valley Foster Family Appeal | Government and Politics
The issues cited in the appeal were unauthorized use of the site, creating excessive noise, nuisance from parked cars and traffic, lacking character with the neighborhood, violating privacy, risk of security involving the door code, unauthorized signs and breach of conditions. approval.
Planner Ben Singer said staff investigated each of the complaints on appeal and found them resolved or not under the responsibility of the Planning and Development Department because they involved a private gate and a private road.
But Ingrid Jackson’s presentation to the commission and Abbud’s response mostly focused on accusations about the other’s behavior, with mentions of incidents involving dog raids on the other’s properties, horses running free, more dogs and horses than allowed, people wandering the access road and stranded. vehicles and telephone numbers.
“We lost the privacy we once had because of the business operation right across the fence,” Jackson said, later adding, “It’s supposed to be our sanctuary.”
Abbud said Jackson had “constantly called Animal Control” to the point that an officer advised Abbud to get a restraining order and that he “had been harassing me online for 15 years.”
During public comments, former Planning Commissioner CJ Jackson, a first cousin, said the homestay operation was not in line with the Santa Ynez Valley Community Plan and warned that it would generate other appeals.
“I think this host family will work to set a precedent that will make these meetings more on your agenda than you would like,” he told Commissioners.