Eastside Library will be closed due to construction work through 8/7.


Public Works Meet and Greet!


You're Invited to Attend the Santa Barbara Public Works Meet and Greet on May 28, 2024!

Celebrate National Public Works week on Tuesday, May 28th from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at De La Guerra Plaza (map) with Public Works! Meet the Public Works staff and the equipment behind the department, including Streets and Water Resources vehicles, games, demonstrations, job opportunities, and more! This event is perfect for young children to enjoy “Touch a Truck,” and high school and college students to learn more about launching a “Career without debt!” This year’s theme is “Advancing Quality of Life for All,” emphasizing how public works professionals contribute to and enhance the quality of life in all communities they proudly serve. 

Click here for the event Press Release.


Join in on the Fun!

  • Touch-a-Truck
  • Water Taste Test
  • Paver
  • Roller
  • Sandbag Demonstration 
  • E-bikes
  • Water Resources Vehicles
  • And more!
Water Resources staff in front of vehicle.

Did You Know?

The City of Santa Barbara’s Public Works Department keeps our community strong by providing services in transportation, water, fleet vehicles, public buildings, emergency management, engineering and more. Our department consists of over 400 employees who maintain and service:

  • 2,500 streetlights
  • 1,200 crosswalks 
  • 99 miles of storm drains
  • 3,300 parking spaces
  • 478 City fleet vehicles 
  • 79 miles of bike infrastructure 
Streets Staff with Paver