New mayor gets right to work

January 14, 2010 7:00 AMMayor at Groundbreaking

On her first full day in office, new Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider rolled her up sleeves, donned a hard hat and got to work, wielding a golden sledge hammer at the groundbreaking ceremony for the city Housing Authority’s new Artisan Court affordable housing development at 420 E. Cota Street. Pictured behind the mayor are David Hughes, left, ex-mayor Marty Blum, Catherine Woodford and Cheryl Rogers.

A rendering shows the aerial perspective of what the Artisan Court affordable housing community, which will have 55 studios, will look like.

A hand-rendered street elevation shows the front of the 55-unit Artisan Court affordable housing development.