Street Sweeping Resumes June 15

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Source: City of Santa Barbara

Street sweeping will resume on June 15, 2020.  Street Sweeping not only keep our streets looking good, but also improves air quality, and keeps trash and debris out of storm drains, creeks and the ocean. Public Works is deploying an array of signage in communities to notify the public.  

Parking enforcement associated with street sweeping will also resume.  Please observe all posted parking restrictions.

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Lucky 777 Jun 02, 2020 09:39 AM
Street Sweeping Resumes June 15

"...not only keep..." should be "keeps". Typical government competence. Write a a press release, check it before you release it. Just waiting for that pension.

Yeti Jun 02, 2020 09:58 AM
Street Sweeping Resumes June 15

Just in time too.. I noticed that the streets are absolutely filthy, NOT!
It is only about the revenue. Parking enforcement is in full swing now and they need someone to write tickets to cover their paychecks. It is the only department that actually turns a net profit, when the street sweeping is in force.

REX OF SB Jun 02, 2020 10:20 AM
Street Sweeping Resumes June 15

All these weeks of no street sweeping and the streets sill look great. As noted down thread, it would seem that the street sweeping indirectly generates a huge amount of $$$ due to parking tickets. This is a terrible, sneaky, insidious way for the City to get revenue.

a-1591118673 Jun 02, 2020 10:24 AM
Street Sweeping Resumes June 15

Parking enforcement a$$ociated with $treet $weeping will also re$ume. Enough $aid. +1 Rex.

Bird Jun 02, 2020 11:00 AM
Street Sweeping Resumes June 15

Take a look at some of the streets on the east side near franklin school!!! I can hardly wait until the sweeping resumes. How clean the streets look depends in part on the variety of greet trees.

915films Jun 02, 2020 11:20 AM
Street Sweeping Resumes June 15

Hard to imagine that the revenue generated from parking violations offsets the huge expense of street sweeping and the ticketing process.

kane kena Jun 02, 2020 10:40 AM
Street Sweeping Resumes June 15

It should say sweeping of SOME streets. Veronica Place (wholly within city limits) hasn't been swept in years. Doubtless there are others.

PitMix Jun 02, 2020 10:58 AM
Street Sweeping Resumes June 15

So we are assuming that the economy has reopened and 1/2 of the parking spaces on the street are no longer needed by homeworkers and the unemployed? Can anyone living west of downtown in those parking-challenged neighborhoods confirm this?

ZeroHawk Jun 02, 2020 01:38 PM
Street Sweeping Resumes June 15

Pit, thanks. I live two blocks west of Macys down Ortega. It's a non stop problem. I've lived here over 15-20 years. Constantly harassed by the parking folks. Constantly having to park blocks away since everyone that comes downtown and doesn't want to pay, parks on my block. The parking enforcement cherry picks. They hit us on street sweeping days, but are no where to be found during farmers market tuesday, saturdays. My block is still mostly unemployed. So no, that is the answer. We need those spots for our vehicles and frankly, the street sweeper just makes mud and kicks the debris around the street and sidewalk. it's a joke...
i am constantly targeted by them, because i tend to fight every ticket and have never paid one in my life. they ticket me even with a parking permit!

a-1591120980 Jun 02, 2020 11:03 AM
Street Sweeping Resumes June 15

Different topic but when is the ticketing for more than 90 minutes beginning, not until the 15th?

a-1591134576 Jun 02, 2020 02:49 PM
Street Sweeping Resumes June 15

We sweep our street ourselves, because, although within The City, our street doesn't get the benefit of street sweeping machines. That said, we appreciate greatly that the machines keep trash and motor oil (not just leaves) out of our ocean. Stating that the machines "improve air quality," however, is a bit of a stretch. Every time we ride our bikes past an active street sweeping machine, we can smell the dirt and dust being kicked up. The machines run on gasoline or diesel? Not sure which, but the fumes put out certainly are NOT improving air quality.

Luvaduck Jun 03, 2020 10:51 AM
Street Sweeping Resumes June 15

It's impossible to judge the normal degree of street dirt/litter with shelter-in-place cutting the traffic and use so drastically.

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