Articles From : CityofSantaBarbara

  • Santa Barbara Community Development Department Earns Award for Outreach During the Pandemic

    Santa Barbara City's Planning Division received an award from the Central Coast Chapter of the American Planning Association for public outreach efforts in 2021.

  • Hotel Tax Results Nearly $900k Above Last Year

    The City of Santa Barbara collected $3 million in transient occupancy taxes for April 2022, about $893,000 above April collections last year.

  • Loma Alta Drive Has Reopened

    Loma Alta Drive is now reopened to vehicular traffic from Coronel Street to West Canon Perdido Street in Santa Barbara.

  • Downtown Parking Lots to Implement Phone Payments Monday

    Drivers will soon be able to pay for downtown Santa Barbara parking spots on their phones starting Monday, May 9.

  • Crosswalks, Bike Lanes, and Paseos Projects Begin

    Downtown De La Vina Street Safe Crosswalks and Buffered Bike Lanes and the Eastside Community Paseos Project Begins Construction

  • Water Main Replacement on West Calle Laureles and De La Vina

    The City of Santa Barbara is starting a water main replacement on W. Calle Laureles and De La Vina Street.

  • Virtual Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Fire Department Service Study

    The Santa Barbara Fire Department is conducting a study to determine the types of calls and risks we encounter, including the adequacy of the Fire Department to meet those needs.

  • Operation Clean Sweep Volunteers “Dive In” to Keep Santa Barbara Harbor Clean

    Santa Barbara Harbor’s Operation Clean Sweep, a seafloor debris cleanup program, will hold its 14th annual event on Saturday, May 7. 

  • Santa Barbara City Honored for Achievements in Financial Reporting

    Santa Barbara City was awarded the Certificate of Achievement of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

  • Community Garden Survey

    Santa Barbara City Parks & Rec wants the community's input on community gardens.

  • Santa Barbara Sales and Occupancy Tax Results

    The City of Santa Barbara received a 32% increase in sales tax and 54% increase in transient occupancy taxes compared to this time last year.

  • National Infant Immunization Week

    The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is joining the CDC and World Health Organization in recognizing April 25 – May 2, 2022 as National Infant Immunization Week.

  • Annual Recruitment for City Advisory Groups
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    Annual Recruitment for City Advisory Groups

    The City of Santa Barbara is seeking individuals to serve on its various City Advisory Groups. The City has more than 40 Advisory Groups and the members of these groups play an important role in shaping our community. 

    Lesley Wiscomb called her 12 years working on several City Advisory Groups an “exceptionally rewarding experience.”

  • Santa Barbara Receives Proposals for State Street Master Plan

    Eight firms submitted proposals to the City for the State Street Master Plan project by close of the request for proposals response period on March 24.

  • Community Workshops for Cliff Drive Vision Zero Project

    The community is invited to provide feedback and discuss the proposed safety enhancements for the commercial section of Cliff Drive.

  • La Mesa Park Turf Renovation Project

    Over the next three weeks, SB City Parks and Rec staff will be renovating two of the three large grassy areas at La Mesa Park.

  • Latest Lower Mission Creek Project Phase Construction Completed

    In March, the Lower Mission Creek Flood Control Project reached another milestone when contractors completed work on two sections.

  • Community Formation Commission to Present Civilian Oversight System Recommendations to City Council

    On Wednesday, the Santa Barbara Community Formation Commission approved the framework to create a civilian oversight system for the Santa Barbara Police Department.

  • Coast Village Community Benefit Improvement District Ballots Issued

    Ballots were mailed to all the 115 parcel property owners in the proposed Coast Village Community Benefit Improvement District to determine whether to form the property assessment district.

  • Amendments Proposed to Define and Address Dangerous or Vicious Dogs

    Santa Barbara City staff will consider proposed changes to the City’s municipal code that addresses dogs that have exhibited dangerous or vicious behavior.

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