Articles From : CityofSantaBarbara

  • Committee to Review Proposed Sidewalk Vending Ordinance

    A Santa Barbara City Council Ordinance Committee meeting is scheduled on December 7 to review an updated sidewalk vending ordinance.

  • Santa Barbara October Hotel Tax Improves

    The City of Santa Barbara collected $2.7 million in transient occupancy taxes for October 2021, 29% higher than 2019 although daily rates have increased by 36%

  • Santa Barbara Works to Reduce Chick-fil-a Traffic on Upper State

    The City of Santa Barbara is addressing the traffic congestion on Upper State Street due to the Chick-fil-A drive-through.

  • Desal Link Pipeline Project Breaks Ground

    Construction has begun on the Desal Link project connecting an underground pipeline between the Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant and Cater Water Treatment Plant.

  • 35th Annual Parade of Lights Returns!

    The 35th annual Santa Barbara Parade of Lights will take place this year to provide “Magic Under the Moonlight.”

  • Las Positas and Modoc Roads Multiuse Path Construction Update

    Paving of the entire 2.6 mile-long separated pathway for bicyclists, runners and pedestrians on Las Positas has been completed. 

  • SoCal Edison Announces Rate Hike for All Customers

    Southern California Edison announced that it has raised its electricity delivery rates as of October 1st due to increasing costs of updating infrastructure.

  • Don't Forget to Fall Back an Hour

    Ready for an extra hour of sleep? The biannual time change is just around the corner, as daylight saving is coming to an end for 2021.

  • Santa Barbara Hotel Tax for September 2021

    The City of Santa Barbara collected $2.8 million in transient occupancy taxes for September 2021, which were 20% higher than the same time in 2019.

  • Senate Bill 9 Implementation Underway

    The City of Santa Barbara is proposing amendments to the Municipal Code to implement SB 9 which allows no more than two residential units within a single-family zone. 

  • Safety Improvements Project Begins on West Carrillo Street

    Beginning October 30, Lash Construction is scheduled to begin the road resurfacing work along Carrillo Street from Chapala Street to US-101 as part of the Safety Improvements Project on West Carrillo Street.

  • Santa Barbara Remote City Council Meetings Switching To Zoom

    The City of Santa Barbara will begin conducting City Council meetings on the Zoom Webinar platform effective October 26, 2021.

  • Community Meeting for a Possible Bicycle/Pedestrian Freeway Overcrossing

    The City of Santa Barbara is seeking feedback on a possible new bicycle and pedestrian freeway overcrossing between the Eastside and the vicinity of Dwight Murphy Field.

  • Provide Input on the Future of De La Guerra Plaza

    The City of Santa Barbara is looking for feedback on the future of De La Guerra Plaza.

  • Loma Alta Drive Closed to Vehicular Traffic Beginning October 18

    Loma Alta Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic, from Coronel Street to West Canon Perdido Street, from October 18 to June 1, 2022, as the City prepares for storm-related impacts to Loma Alta Drive from the recent Loma Fire.

  • Arroyo Burro Open Space Restoration Nearly Complete

    The Arroyo Burro Open Space Restoration and Trail Improvement Project, which began in June of this year, is nearly complete.

  • Santa Barbara Police Receive Traffic Safety Grant

    The Santa Barbara Police Department was awarded a $228,000 grant from the Office of Traffic Safety.

  • Seven Trees to be Removed on Carrillo Street

    As part of the traffic safety project currently under construction on West Carrillo Street, 7 trees will be removed between San Pascual Street and San Andres the week of October 11.

  • Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety

    "Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety" during this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign.

  • Santa Barbara Fines Five Campaigns for Late Filing of Contribution Reports

    The City of Santa Barbara has fined five local campaigns for city offices for filing late contribution reports.

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