Articles From : CityofSantaBarbara

  • Recent Storms Fuel Santa Barbara's Hydroelectric Plant

    Recent Rains Bring Improvements to the City’s Water Supply and Locally Produced Carbon-Free Electricity Production

  • Free In-Person Storm Recovery Assistance is Available at the Library

    In-person assistance for storm recovery is available at the Eastside Library in Santa Barbara.

  • Upcoming Vegetation Management Project at Douglas Family Preserve

    Santa Barbara Fire and Parks & Recreation Departments will conduct a vegetation management project in Douglas Family Preserve this week.

  • Central Library Closed Through Feb 4 Due to Construction Impacts

    [Update]: Santa Barbara Public Library will continue with modified operations through Saturday due to unanticipated construction impacts.

  • East Beach Closed for Sewage Spill

    East Beach within 1/4 mile of Sycamore Creek has been closed due to a sewage spill.

  • Santa Barbara Expands Homeless Services Downtown

    The City of Santa Barbara approved expanding services to address the needs of unsheltered individuals after hours in the downtown and waterfront areas.

  • Year-End Hotel Tax Higher Than Previous Year

    The City of Santa Barbara reports the hotel tax for December 2022 is 2.9% higher than the same time in the previous year.

  • Mid-century Modern Masterpiece Designated as Structure of Merit

    A Garden Street home has been recognized by the Santa Barbara City Historic Landmarks Commission.

  • Construction Begins for the Westside Community Paseos Project

    Construction for the Westside Community Paseos Project begins on the 600 block of West Mission Street on January 27 and will last for two months in this location.

  • Changes Proposed to Increase Community Garden Access

    The City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department is proposing several changes to reduce waitlists and increase access to Department-run community gardens.

  • Santa Barbara Public Library Increases Access to Central Library, Plus Storm Assistance

    Santa Barbara's Downtown Central Library is opening access to the upper level and providing access to Storm Recovery Assistance

  • Striping Removal and Slurry Seal Treatment on State Street

    The City of Santa Barbara will be removing pavement markings on State Street this week.

  • Parks Dept Warns of Unstable Cliffs at Shoreline Park

    Santa Barbara Parks Department warns of unstable cliffs at Shoreline Park above Leadbetter Beach.

  • Santa Barbara Shifts to Assessment and Community Recovery After Winter Storms

    City of Santa Barbara staff has shifted to assessment and community recovery after a series of winter storms this week caused flooding and minor damage, but no major injuries.

  • Emergency Dredging Operations Scheduled for Santa Barbara Waterfront

    The Santa Barbara Waterfront Department is working to schedule emergency dredging operations in the Harbor as soon as possible.

  • Annual Rose Pruning Event Postponed Due to Upcoming Storm

    The annual volunteer event at the A.C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden, is now scheduled for next Saturday, January 21.

  • Storm Causing Hazardous Road Conditions, Public Advised to Avoid Walking or Driving in Flooding Areas

    Due to the storm, manhole covers can be blown off due to high pressure being generated from the storm water and may cause extreme danger.

  • Sales and Hotel Tax for End of 2022

    The City of Santa Barbara released its latest data on sales tax through September 30 and hotel tax results through November 30.

  • Be Prepared for Rain Events: Sandbag Availability

    The City of Santa Barbara offers 20 free sandbangs to local residents to prepare for winter storms.

  • Phase One: East Beach Habitat Restoration Project Underway

    The East Beach Habitat Restoration Project will implement the restoration of native plants on sand dunes currently covered by non-native, invasive Ice Plant.

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