Santa Barbara to Resume Citywide Timed-Parking on June 1

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Source: City of Santa Barbara

As the City of Santa Barbara moves to re-open according to the phased approach directed by Santa Barbara County and State Public Health Orders, City Parking Enforcement will begin actively enforcing all timed-parking zones effective June 1, 2020. City Parking Enforcement will issue warnings until the first-of-the-month enforcement date.

Parking regulations involving City Street Sweeping will be phased-in at a later date.  Downtown City Parking Lots will still offer parking free of charge.

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a-1590656299 May 28, 2020 01:58 AM
Santa Barbara to Resume Citywide Timed-Parking on June 1

The guy in my neighborhood who owns several cars and likes to store them on streets other than his own benefitted from the parking enforcement hiatus. He doesn't even have a registration tag on one vehicle and it was left parked in the same spot for six weeks without being ticketed or towed. For him, that was a positive.

Nature Boy May 28, 2020 08:39 PM
Santa Barbara to Resume Citywide Timed-Parking on June 1

Zero, To be clear: Of course you can park on Chapala and Anacapa! And you start your message by saying there’s PLENTY of parking downtown, then tell of having to walk 4 blocks to your downtown home because there’s no parking? I guess I don’t understand.

Nature Boy May 28, 2020 08:32 PM
Santa Barbara to Resume Citywide Timed-Parking on June 1

Zero: I live 3 blocks off State Street. I mean that there are lots of people who don’t want to walk 2 blocks to go to a restaurant, café, or shop, so keeping the parkers in rotation will ensure that customers get to park close to a business that they want to spend money at, benefiting the shopkeeper. If there were no parking enforcement, this would be much more difficult, as cars would simply be parked in the prime spots for hours or days. Recirculating the parking gives everyone a chance. I’m no city planner, this is just my opinion, so if you disagree that’s completely understandable.

ZeroHawk May 28, 2020 08:04 AM
Santa Barbara to Resume Citywide Timed-Parking on June 1

Nature boy, there is PLENTY of downtown parking. I happen to live two blocks west of Macy's downtown. Our neighborhood is used by the shoppers and SBCC bro crowd going to drink. It's a massive headache and the parking enforcement likes to cherry pick. they love to target locals that have lived there for 20 years, but seem to turn an eye to a shopper parked in front of my house when my kids and i have to park 4 blocks away and lug our groceries that far. I get tickets even with a parking permit. Parking in front of businesses? You can't park on state street or Chapala or Anacapa, so I'm not sure what you are referring to. Do you live downtown?

Nature Boy May 27, 2020 09:35 PM
Santa Barbara to Resume Citywide Timed-Parking on June 1

OR: They’re resuming the enforcement of parking regulations in our city after giving everyone a two-month free pass. Local businesses depend on available parking being fluid enough to accommodate customers, rather than having someone park in front of their business all day as was generously allowed during the lockdown. Some people can’t see the positive while being too busy crowing about the negative.

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