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City crews work on a pavement project with equipment
Pavement Maintenance Project
Paving work will begin on eight blocks of Micheltorena Street, from Highway 101 to Garden Street, next week. Work is expected to wrap up Friday, August 19. Pavement striping of the newly paved street will follow approximately four weeks…
August 9, 2022
Free Trolley Service for Fiesta Historical Parade
Free Trolley Transportation for Fiesta Parade
With a new Fiesta Historical Parade route on Cabrillo Boulevard, taking place on Friday, August 5, the City has joined forces with Old Spanish Days and Downtown Santa Barbara to provide free shuttles to help attendees access the parade…
August 2, 2022
Sewer Lateral Maintenance
Sewer Lateral Maintenance
In the City, property owners are responsible for maintaining the sewer lateral from their property to the public sewer main. Proper maintenance can prevent costly damage to private property and the environment. The
August 2, 2022
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Wastewater Main Rehabilitation Project
The City is rehabilitating aging sewer pipe infrastructure throughout the City. The week of July 25th, contractors will work from street manholes using trenchless methods to line sewer mains on E. Cota St., Lloyd Ave., W. Micheltorena St…
July 27, 2022
Pedestrian Safety Improvements Project
Pedestrian Safety Improvements Project
Lash Construction Inc. began construction of the HSIP Cycle 9 Pedestrian Safety Improvements Project (Project). The Project will improve and provide pedestrian and nighttime safety enhancements on Bath St. and Sola St., Bath St. and…
July 27, 2022
Roller paving a street
Paving Notice: Santa Barbara Street
The City of Santa Barbara Streets Operations Division will pave Santa Barbara St. from Sola St. to Constance St. and is expected to last until the beginning of August.  You can find a detailed overview of the project in the
July 27, 2022
Rebate for Water Leak Alert Device
Rebate for Water Leak Alert Device
Flume gives you down to the minute, easy to read water use data to help you track water use and catch leaks via a smartphone app and device that easily straps to the City’s water meter. City water customers pay just $75 (regularly $199).…
July 27, 2022
Pavement Maintenance Project
Construction Notice: Pavement Maintenance Project
Paving work will begin on multiple City streets next week. Castillo Street, Mission Street, Chapala Street, Micheltorena Street, Arrellaga Street, and the Fairview Overpass will receive full-width pavement grind and asphalt pavement…
July 19, 2022
Parking lot paseo
Hourly Parking Rate Changes at Downtown Parking Lots
The hourly rates at Downtown parking lots increased to $2.50 an hour last week. This is in response to the rising costs of performing parking-related services, major maintenance, and capital improvements; and will ensure Downtown Parking…
July 5, 2022
Roller paving a street
Santa Barbara Street Pre-Construction Notice
City Street Operations will be paving a portion of Santa Barbara Street. Work is slated to begin in early July and anticipated to wrap up by the end of August...
July 5, 2022
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The New City Website is Live!
The City of Santa Barbara launched a new website today. Now you can look forward to a more user-friendly experience, including streamlined access to digital tools, improvements to the mobile experience, and resources for all construction…
June 28, 2022
Roller paving a street
Paving on De La Vina Street
The City will be paving a portion of De La Vina Street until the end of July. ..
June 28, 2022
State Street Parade with Flags
City Council to Discuss State Street Interim Operations
The City Public Works Department will give a presentation to City Council about State Street Interim Operations at the June 28 Council meeting.
June 28, 2022
Roller paving a street
CONSTRUCTION NOTICE – Water Main Replacement on La Colina Road
The City is anticipated to start replacing aging water main infrastructure on La Colina Road this week.
June 21, 2022
Scenic View of Lake Cachuma
Water Outlook Remains Good as Council Declares Stage Two Water Shortage Alert
City Council declared a Stage Two Water Shortage Alert Tuesday in response to statewide requirements for additional action during the statewide drought.
June 21, 2022
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Virtual Appointment Update
Virtual counter services remain available Monday to Thursday and alternate Fridays from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. New Feature! Choose a specific topic to match your questions with the most appropriate staff; 24-hour advanced…
May 19, 2022
Customer at Public Counter
New Counter Hours
In-person counter services have resumed at 630 Garden Street for walk-in customers during modified hours. No appointment required. Walk-ins welcome Monday - Thursday, between 8:30 a.m. and…
May 19, 2022
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Community Meetings for Las Positas Road and Stanley Drive Crosswalk Safety Enhancements
Community Feedback Requested!  Please join the City virtually on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, or in person on Saturday, May 7, 2022, to learn about the project and provide your feedback on the conceptual design options. See more details and…
April 25, 2022
Wastewater Collection truck feeding a pipe into a drain hole.
Wastewater Main Rehabilitation Project
The City is rehabilitating aging sewer pipe infrastructure throughout Santa Barbara. Contractors will continue to clean and video-inspect the pipes from street manholes and then use both trenchless and traditional trenching methods for the…
April 24, 2022
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