Articles From : CityofSantaBarbara

  • Survey on City of Santa Barbara Solid Waste Services

    The City of Santa Barbara is looking for feedback from residents and business owners on solid waste services.

  • SB City Council Adopts Recommendations for Police Department Oversight

    During a special meeting Monday, the Santa Barbara City Council adopted recommendations for oversight of the Police Department and included additional direction to ensure that community expectations are met during the implementation of the new civilian oversight system.

  • Public Meeting: Ortega Park Master Plan – Revised Pool Design

    The City of Santa Barbara is hosting a public meeting to discuss the revised pool design at Ortega Park.

  • Introducing Summer Nights at La Cumbre Jr. High School

    City of Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation and Santa Barbara Unified School District announce the launch of a new pilot program, Summer Nights at La Cumbre Jr. High School, starting Wednesday June 8.

  • Santa Barbara Mayor's Clean Up Day

    Join the Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce and its Hospitality Committee in partnership with the City of Santa Barbara and Mayor Randy Rowse for a community clean up event on June 18

  • Parks and Recreation City Tennis Courts Upgrades and Closures

    The City of Santa Barbara’s Parks and Recreation Department recently completed an upgrade to existing tennis court lighting at the Pershing Park tennis courts located at 100 Castillo Street.

  • Navigating the Infant Formula Shortage

    Parents and caregivers who face a shortage should call their healthcare providers first to help them navigate formula options when supplies are scarce.

  • 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.”

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