Street Sweeping?

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Will the City of Santa Barbara be performing street sweeping this week due to the holiday?

Mostly asking about Weds-Friday.

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sbmh2015 Nov 22, 2022 05:33 PM
Street Sweeping?

Just checked on this website
https://santabarbaraca.gov/services/street-sweeping
Thursday and Friday are holidays

ZeroHawk Nov 23, 2022 08:56 AM
Street Sweeping?

always assume they will. i've been ticketed in front of my home on christmas eve....

CreekMoe Nov 23, 2022 10:01 AM
Street Sweeping?

Ticked? For parking during a street sweeper time? wow.

I not know that SB made cars move or that street sweepers did gutters.

ie they drive too fast to risk brushing the curb.

But the cities that enforce sweeper schedule signage will still ticket a car that parks AFTER the street has been swept. Or the parking enforcement vehicle is on its own time schedule.

But the issue with SB Sweepers is that they not sweep center of street if they can do the gutter.

Or they try to. ie most sweepers stay a foot from the curb.

And they often make just one pass. ie even when the the center of the street needs 3 passes.
If a street had no cars parked, it would take 5 passes to cover the street width.

SB City needs to put cameras on the sweepers for quality control. Or a supervisor needs to go
follow the sweepers every few months. ie Do a check.

But with Veterans Day Holiday cancelling Nov 11 , that kept the streets littered on the 1st and the 2nd Fridays in November. Since the 3rd Friday is an off week, and with the Thursday - Friday off for Thanksgiving, the street did not get swept all month. or over a month,

With such a record, it would be cheaper to pay the house gardeners in a neighbor hood to do the street - weekly. Or gardeners can do the gutter when cars are parked.

I not sure what part of City bill is for sweeping 'costs' - or some get paid to not work. But the bill
needs to be less when work is not done.

Some cities pay workers more to work Holidays. Especially in the fall when leaves drop in the streets.

One option is to cut down the offending non-native trees that are also a fire risk. Or in the last century, the city let housing developers pick the worst and cheapest trees that use too much water.

LincolnLady Nov 23, 2022 09:05 PM
Street Sweeping?

Probably still need to move your car every 72 hours, holiday or not. Have a happy T-day. :-)

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