Westside Begins its Own Street Scene in Santa Barbara
By John Palminteri of KEYT News
The Santa Barbara Westside neighborhood is gearing up for a street closure to help revive the economy during the COVID-19 recovery period.
It takes place this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to sunset.
The area is described by many as resilient but this economic set back has impacted some of the city's smallest businesses hard.
Wasting no time, after seeing the surge in activity in downtown Santa Barbara during the multi-block closure there, community leaders led by the Santa Barbara Hispanic Chamber of Commerce came up with a workable plan for the Westside.
The event will be called Weekends on the Westside.
The area between Sola St. and Micheltorena St. will be closed to traffic.
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