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Santa Barbara County is getting hotter, drier, and windier due to climate change.
American Riviera: A Changing Climate in Santa Barbara County
Mrs. Nereyda (Rey) Harmon, Senior Planner, County of Santa Barbara’s Planning & Development Department
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
6:00pm to 7:00pm Pacific Time
Online via Zoom (details below)
About the Topic
Santa Barbara County is getting hotter, drier, and windier due to climate change. This has led to multiple natural disasters in recent years including the 2017 Thomas Fire and the 2018 Montecito Debris Flow, the deadliest natural disaster in Santa Barbara County history. The County’s Planning & Development Department is changing the way it operates to deal with the frequency of these disasters. In order to help homeowners rebuild their homes following these types of disasters, staff from the Department’s Development Review Division has modified permitting processes and made emergency amendments to the County’s land use ordinances.
About the Speaker
Nereyda (Rey) Harmon graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and from MIIS in 2014 with a Master’s degree in International Environmental Policy. She has worked for the County of Santa Barbara’s Planning & Development Department since May 2016 where she is now a Senior Planner. Rey was the assigned lead planner working with homeowners on home rebuilds and repairs following the Thomas Fire, Holiday Fire, Whittier Fire, and the 2018 Montecito Debris Flow. She is currently the lead planner reviewing applications for proposed cannabis storefront retail locations. Rey lives in Mussel Shoals, CA with her husband Bryan, daughter Elora, and their two dogs Boomer and Bodhi. Rey enjoys gardening and has a registered monarch waystation.
- Santa Barbara County Ready, Rebuild, Repair
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