Articles From : CityofSantaBarbara

  • Fire Won't Wait, Plan Your Escape

    As Fire Prevention Week Approaches, the City of Santa Barbara Fire Department Reminds Residents That “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape.”

  • New Court Opinion Does Not Affect Santa Barbara Camping Regulations

    A new Ninth Circuit Opinion in Grants Pass, Oregon will not affect Santa Barbara’s camping regulations, the city states.

  • Thousand Steps Reopens Following Safety Repairs and Improvements

    Thousand Steps, a historic beach access stairway in the Mesa neighborhood, has reopened after a six-month closure.

  • Public Input Requested for Castillo Street Undercrossing

    The City of Santa Barbara is developing a design for bicycle and pedestrian facility improvements at the approaches to the Castillo Street undercrossing at Highway 101 on Castillo and Haley Streets. 

  • City Connection: Santa Barbara City's New Video Series

    The City of Santa Barbara has launched a new social-media friendly video series called "City Connection."

  • City Council Sets Interim Requirements for State Street Parklets

    The Santa Barbara City Council approves updated requirements for State Street including parklet fees per square foot and prohibting parades for two to five years.

  • Cabrillo Pavilion and Cabrillo Ball Park Receive Awards for Community Beautification

    Local nonprofit Santa Barbara Beautiful recently recognized two City properties during the organization's 58th annual Awards Gala on Sunday, September 18, 2022.

  • Tax Results Up for the City of Santa Barbara

    The City of Santa Barbara received a 0.6% increase in sales tax last quarter and a 19.4% increast in hotel tax last month.

  • New Santa Barbara Police Chief Sworn In

    [Update]: Kelly Ann Gordon was sworn in as Santa Barbara's new Police Chief on Monday morning.

  • It's Creek Week!

    This year’s Creek Week celebration takes place September 17 – 24.

  • Water Resources Division Reduces Energy Demands Amid Statewide Energy Crisis

    The City Water Resources Division reduced energy demands at its three treatment plants this week in response to the current statewide energy crisis.

  • Mesa Creek Arroyo Burro Estuary 15 Years Later

    The City of Santa Barbara's Creek Division celebrates the 15th anniversary of Arroyo Burro Estuary's completion.

  • Architectural Historian Honored with Historic Preservation Award

    Santa Barbara City's Architectural Historian, Nicole Hernandez, was honored with the John Pitman Memorial Award for Historic Preservation Work.

  • Hotel Tax Brings in Nearly $4M Last Month

    The City of Santa Barbara collected $3.97 million in transient occupancy taxes for July 2022, about 19.5% above projections.

  • Public Input Sought on Draft Ordinance for Civilian Police Oversight

    The City of Santa Barbara seeks feedback on a draft ordinance that will guide its efforts in implementing a new civilian oversight system of the Police Department.

  • Conducting Business at the City of Santa Barbara: City Office Hours and Online Options

    After adapting to an evolved work environment due to the pandemic while maintaining public service, City offices have been and continue to be open for business.

  • State Street Promenade Deep Cleaning Scheduled

    The City of Santa Barbara has scheduled a deep cleaning of the State Street Promenade next week.

  • 8 Blocks of Micheltorena Street to Receive New Pavement

    Eight blocks of Micheltorena Street in Santa Barbara will be receive new pavement starting next week. 

  • Andrée Clark Bird Refuge Restoration Begins

    The Andrée Clark Bird Refuge Restoration Project has begun and is expected to be completed this December.

  • Pedestrian Safety Improvements Project Begins Construction

    Last week construction of the HSIP Cycle 9 Pedestrian Safety Improvements Project began on the Eastside and downtown in Santa Barbara.

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