Hunter compares Lucas Valley to his former home of Santa Barbara, which is defined by its Spanish, red-tiled architecture. The result is a charming, small city that is loved by visitors and locals alike. "You create that consistency and it does create a nicer place to live," he says.
"Yes, some people don't like being told what to do," he says. "But if you stop and talk to them and explain, 'It's for the good of everybody, it maintains the integrity of the Eichlers,' they understand. "This is what we're trying to maintain. It's the integrity of a community."
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