OFFSITE UPDATE-   As a precautionary step in response to COVID-19, SBAOR staff will be working from home effective immediately. The Association office building will be closed, but we are still here for you by phone or email. We have the capabilities to receive our office emails and office phone lines at offsite locations to support your needs. At this time, we are scheduling the closure through the end of March. We will update as things progress. Be safe and follow for more information.

Repeal ZIR Initiative



The Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS® is moving forward with the initiative process to place on the November 2019 ballot an initiative to repeal Zoning Information Reports (ZIR’s).  As you may recall, we have worked with the City of Santa Barbara for the past decade to rectify problems pertaining to ZIR’s which have entailed multiple City Council hearings, Planning Commission hearings, Task Force meetings, meetings with staff, and a Grand Jury Report.  While we have produced solutions to fix some problems, we have not been able to concur on the issues of accountability, reliability, accuracy and affordability.  Given our divergent mindsets on these points and the results of a recent poll of City residents, we have concluded that the residents of the City of Santa Barbara should determine the necessity of this program. 



Find out all about it by following this link to NAR's article.



Download this informational Q&A sheet to be a true ZIR FAQ rockstar!




Paid for by Santa Barbara REALTORS® Protecting Homeowners. Committee major funding from California Association of REALTORS® and National Association of REALTORS®.



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