The city of Santa Barbara has one of the best reality shows on TV? If you haven’t watched it yet, you must tune in to Channel 18. You may get hooked. In fact, it’s binge-worthy. It is the city’s television channel that airs the recorded public meetings. These meetings include the Historic Landmarks Committee, Architectural Board of Review, Single Family Design Board, Planning Commission and the Water Commission, to name a few of the generous volunteer groups. They are part of orchestrating the way our city develops as it strives to retain its charm. These decisions made by the various boards affect where and how you live, how you park, how you drive and how you play. If you have missed past episodes of televised meetings, they can be viewed via the city’s website. Click on the board or commission meeting you want to watch, and the dates available will be listed. The televised meetings are archived for your convenience and information. Then there are the meetings that are not recorded, hence they are not televised nor archived. These require that you show up if you want to be informed and voice your opinion. One example is the Transportation and Circulation Department. This is an extremely important work group that affects every “sole” in this town, whether you rent, own, commute or visit. To be notified of their meetings, you must sign up on the city’s website. Otherwise, you are lost in a “Where’s Waldo” quest, as their schedule isn’t static. Most importantly, City Council meetings are televised and archived as well: SantaBarbaraCA.gov/cityTV . Happy viewing!