Montecito Ring Nets Get Emergency Permit from County

SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT

Privately Funded Project Aims to Mitigate Debris Flows. An ambitious and controversial project to install steel “ring nets” in canyons above Montecito was permitted today by the Santa Barbara County Planning and Development department. “The project consists of a temporary debris flow prevention and mitigation system that will be located in … Cold Spring Canyon, San Ysidro Canyon, and Buena Vista Canyon,” according to the emergency permit issued to The Partnership for Resilient Communities, a nonprofit underwritten mostly by wealthy Montecito residents.

Megan Miley