Archinect - News 2014-07-30T05:14:00-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/55049663/santa-barbara-architectural-board-of-review-majority-abstains-from-chick-fil-a-vote Santa Barbara Architectural Board of Review Majority Abstains from Chick-fil-A Vote Archinect 2012-08-10T11:40:00-04:00 >2012-08-13T22:28:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/34/344r7iy7yybtrmlc.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The project received approval from the Architectural Board of Review (ABR) last year, but this week, with the plan returning for final sign-off on some late-hour landscaping tweaks, the board majority, for what appeared to be political reasons stemming from the gay-marriage flap, opted to abstain from voting on Monday.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Helene Schneider, the mayor of SB, and a proponent of marriage rights, says <a href="http://independent.com/news/2012/aug/08/chick-fil-s-architectural-approval-shouldnt-hinge-/?on" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chick-fil-A&rsquo;s Architectural Approval Shouldn&rsquo;t Hinge on Owner&rsquo;s Politics</a>.</p>