Lack laments that Santa Barbara
Measure B, the controversial height limit proposal on the city’s November ballot, will no doubt change the way buildings are erected in Santa Barbara, but contractor David Lack thinks there’s something more pressing at hand: making green builders feel welcome.
“If someone like me bends over backward to meet the city requirements and goes to the ends of the earth to make sure a project is sustainable, that kind of thing shouldn’t be appealed,” Lack said. “Think about the kind of message that’s sending to other potentially sustainable builders.”
Lack is still sore after what “felt like a smack in the face” — having his approval overturned on a project more than two and a half years in the making.