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End of Year Closure As part of the City’s annual Holiday closure, most City Land Development Team offices and operations will close beginning Thursday, December 22, 2022, and will resume business on Tuesday, January 3,…
November 9, 2022
Construction for the Olive Mill Roundabout is scheduled to begin in late November 2022 and last through summer 2023. The project consists of reconfiguring the existing six-legged intersection at Olive Mill Road, Coast Village Road, Jameson…
November 8, 2022
Join the Sewer Lateral Inspection Program on Tuesday, November 1 from 12-12:30 p.m. for a webinar. In this webinar you will learn about common maintenance issues with sewer laterals and how to address them before the issue becomes more…
October 25, 2022
Be SAFE ON STATE: All road users are encouraged to be alert, stop at red lights, keep a safe distance, watch your speeds, and be respectful. Watch here.
October 19, 2022
Expect significant traffic control, detours and delays at State Street intersections from Ortega Street to Victoria Street on October 20-21. The City will remove the temporary green bike lane pavement markings along this corridor. Read…
October 18, 2022
Beginning on October 17, the City will begin realigning the roadway in preparation of the construction of the multiuse path south of Modoc Road connecting the City’s portion to Santa Barbara County’s Multiuse Path. This realigning project…
October 11, 2022
Every three years, the State of California amends and adopts updates to the International Construction Codes. The City in turn adopts the State’s updates and any local amendments by ordinance. These then become the governing construction…
October 10, 2022
Many trees in our climate should be watered, even in years when we’re getting enough rain. However, during times of drought, street trees and trees in our gardens need a little extra help. Actions such as watering at the drip line of the…
September 20, 2022
Night paving work will begin on West Mission Street from Modoc Road to the Mission Creek Bridge next week. Detours in the surrounding areas will be in effect to minimize construction time and ensure the least disruption to normal traffic.…
September 13, 2022
The City is currently replacing aging water main infrastructure in order to maintain the quality and reliability of water service on South Ontare Road, San Pedro Lane, San Pablo Lane, and Santa Maria Lane. Work began last week, involving…
September 13, 2022
The City will be paving on Eucalyptus Hill Road from Alameda Padre Serra to Clifton Street on Tuesday and Wednesday. Paving will also take place on Salinas Place and Oak Street this week and next Monday. During these two projects you may…
September 7, 2022
As an official Bee City USA, it is City policy to save bees and not exterminate them. We will dispatch beekeepers to assess the situation and have the bees safely relocated. Who to call depends on where you find the bees. If you find a…
September 7, 2022
The City's Street Operations Production Paving Crew will be paving roads on Eucalyptus Hill Road. Work will start in early September and is anticipated to be completed later in the month. During the paving, streets will be closed to…
August 30, 2022
The City of Santa Barbara’s Building & Safety Division is seeking your input with the Triennial Construction Code Adoption process.  Every three years, the State amends and adopts updates to the International Construction Codes. The…
August 24, 2022
The week of August 22, the City will be paving Chapala and Arrellaga Streets as part of the Chapala Street Vision Zero Project. Vision Zero is the City’s goal to eliminate traffic collisions, reducing serious or fatal injuries. About 77%…
August 23, 2022
August 16 is National Backflow Prevention Day. Water distribution systems are designed to deliver water safely from the treatment plant to the customer. Unless protected with a backflow prevention assembly, unintentional water…
August 15, 2022
The City is rehabilitating 2.59 miles of aging sewer pipe infrastructure this week. Contractors will work from street manholes using trenchless methods to line sewer mains on Laguna, West Anapamu, State Street, East Figueroa, and Chapala…
August 15, 2022
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
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
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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