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Shoppers who come to the Certified Farmer's Market on Saturdays at Santa Barbara's Cota Street parking lot will have a chance to speak out about the controversy surrounding its future.

This Saturday, a public workshop will be taking place to discuss the future of the market, which has been identified as a possible site for a new Santa Barbara Police Station.

The city of Santa Barbara has spent months studying locations for the possibility of a new police command headquarters.

The new preferred site appears to be the Cota Street commuter lot. The lot is currently used as parking during the week, and a farmer's market on Saturday.

The Santa Barbara Police Department's effort to relocate and build a new facility has support, but the sites are proving controversial.