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Santa Barbara County Gets Nearly $1.4 Million Dollars In Fees From Developer To Build New Visitor Facilities

Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 8:30am

Construction has yet to start, but a major new resort planned for the South Coast could have some benefits for visitors to the region long before it ever opens its doors to the public for the first time.

As part of approval for plans for Montecito’s new Miramar Resort, the California Coastal Commission made the project’s developer ante up a million dollar plus check to Santa Barbara County, to be used for low cost visitor accommodations.

Santa Barbara County has already received the check, and now, has the pleasant problem of figuring out how to use it for visitor related coastal projects it otherwise couldn’t afford.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story.

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