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Mesa Lane Steps Open
updated: Nov 09, 2012, 12:15 PM

Source: Santa Barbara County Parks and Recreation


The City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that the beach access steps at Mesa Lane re-opens to the public today, Friday, November 9, 2012. The steps were closed on October 3, 2012 to replace the lowest landing and stair segment and other critical repairs. The project included the demolition of the existing concrete foundation and steps as well as the last wood segment and landing. The stairs and landing were reconstructed with steel posts and stairs and new concrete steps to the beach. A number of other site improvements were completed including the replacement of worn steps, repairs to the existing wood posts, painting, repairs to the asphalt walkway, and installation of new trash cans. As a result of a coordinated team of contractors and public agency staff, the project was completed ahead of the anticipated schedule. Cushman Contracting installed the new landing and stairs, City staff and contractors completed the additional improvements, and the County of Santa Barbara provided access to the beach via Arroyo Burro Beach County Park. Funded by the City of Santa Barbara and the State Coastal Conservancy, the new steps provide safe public access to the beach. The public is invited to join Mayor Helene Schneider and the Santa Barbara City Council in the ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for Monday, November 26, 2012 at 1 pm.

Contact: Jill E. Zachary, Assistant Parks and Recreation Director

Phone: 805-564-5437

Email: jzachary@santabarbaraca.gov

Comments in order of when they were received | (reverse order)

 COMMENT 341040 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 12:51 PM

Way to go Linda West!


 MESARATS agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 01:04 PM

Re040. I second that.


 COMMENT 341049 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 01:11 PM

Good to see our tax dollars at work. And ahead of schedule too!


 COMMENT 341083 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 02:30 PM

This El Ninio winter will put it to the test.


 COMMENT 341147P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 07:07 PM

No 083 - the new steps will put El Nino to the test!


 COMMENT 341173 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 08:43 PM

Awesome news, especially after they got such a late start on the project.


 COMMENT 341251 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-10 09:04 AM

I took my dog to the steps i have been using for well over 30 years and to my dismay my dog would not walk on the new bottom platform let alone down to the beach. All this work is done with large grating and the grate openings are way too big for most dogs. I find dogs to be cautious and avoid grates naturally and now this huge grate is preventing my dog and others i watched this morning going to the beach without being carried by their owners. My dogs legs would go through those holes and she is too heavy for me to carry down all those steep steps. I am so bummed out that i cannot go to the beach this way anymore. I can't be the only one feeling this design is totally flawed for neighborhood steps to the beach.


 COMMENT 341331 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-10 11:59 AM

147p-we will see


 COMMENT 341338 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-10 12:13 PM

This article could have been greatly enhanced by the addition of photographs.


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