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“Bici Famalia” at Santa Barbara Family Day and Health Fair

September 17, 2014 

“Bici Familia” turned out to be a popular addition to the third annual Santa Barbara Family Day & Health Fair on September 13, 2014. The health fair was a collaborative effort of the City, County, Public Health Department, Santa Barbara County Office of Education, the Unified School District, American Indian Health Services, and Cottage Health System. Bici Familia is a free, bilingual bike skills class for families that was paid for by City of Santa Barbara Public Works Department and run by Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition (SBBIKE), and the Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST). About 115 local residents (95 of them children) participated in the bicycle training classroom instruction and on-street skills class and over 100 helmets were fitted and given away to class participants.

Contact:Peter BrownInterimMobility CoordinatorPhone: (805) 987-2669Email: PBrown@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

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Upcoming Lower State Street Construction

September 17, 2014 

The lower State Street area will undergo multiple construction projects this fall, including replacement of the Mason Street and Cabrillo Boulevard Bridges over Mission Creek. The bridge projects will coincide with several private projects in the area, including the Children's Museum, Entrada de Santa Barbara, and the 101 State Street Hotel Project. City staff have planned traffic control and hauling routes to minimize disruption and keep the public safe while work is being conducted. Read More ...


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One-Stop Shop at Public Works Counter

July 29, 2014 
The Public Works Counter at 630 Garden Street is a valuable resource for your City utility and property- related questions. Counter staff can provide information on all aspects of City infrastructure, including sewer and water mains, parcel maps, construction drawings, and Capital Improvement Projects. The Counter is also the place to obtain a permit for private or utility work in a City street or property. To contact the Public Works Counter, call 564-5388.

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City Water Customers Reduce Water Use

July 29, 2014 
City water customers successfully reduced their water usage in June by 15%. This represents a major improvement in the community's efforts to reduce water usage and puts us closer to our monthly goal of 20%. For help evaluating water use and conservation opportunities, visit our website or call 564-5460 to schedule a free water checkup. Read More ...

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Meeting on Fats, Oils and Grease Program and Proposed Commercial Sewer Rates - FOG Program

May 28, 2014 

Business representatives and the public are invited to a public meeting to discuss the City's Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Control Program for Food Service Establishments. Learn how you can do your part to keep fats, oils and grease out of the City sewer system. Included in the presentation will be the proposed changes to Commercial Sewer User Rates. Gain valuable information on current and future structures and fees. The meeting will take place on May 29 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center. Read More ...


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Permeabler Pavers Installed

May 20, 2014 
The City has installed permeable pavers in parking lots at Oak Park, Stevens Park, MacKenzie Park and the Westside Neighborhood Center. The pavers help keep polluted runoff from reaching our creeks and ocean untreated. The cutting-edge infiltration project mimics natural water processes and helps extend our local water supply during this dry period. Watch the video

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Last Updated: May 16, 2014