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Storm Event Clean-Up

February 27, 2017 

The City Streets Division crews have been cleaning up roadways and storm drains due to the recent severe storm events which caused major flooding and mudslides. One of the larger efforts for the crews was on Arbolado Road, where it took over a week to clean and make minor repairs. The crews also cleared a dangerous mudslide on Las Positas Road on the day of the rain event. Opening the roadways and responding to pot holes will be the focus of the Streets Division crews in the coming weeks.

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Impacts From The Recent Rain Storm

February 22, 2017 

Last Friday's heavy rains resulted in downed trees, mudslides, minor flooding, and an airport runway closure. City emergency crews responded to incidents throughout the storm, and continue to focus on debris clean-up and repairs of damage to streets and sidewalks. Please remember that while the creeks are full, it is not safe to go in the water. The water flow comes from the watershed in the mountains and is full of bacteria that can cause illness. Be safe and stay out of the water.

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New Sidewalk, Access Ramps & Flashing Crosswalks

December 6, 2016 

New sidewalk, access ramps, and high visibility crosswalks will be constructed at various locations throughout the City. Construction will begin the first week of December 2016 and last through March 2017. Sidewalk and traffic lanes will be partially closed for approximately one week at a time; however, there will be no full street closures.

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New Water Main For Castillo Street

November 29, 2016 

The City of Santa Barbara is replacing old water piping, valves, and hydrants to reduce water main breaks and conserve water. Construction starts in late-November and lasts until February 2017.


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Conservation is Key as Drought Continues

September 15, 2015 

Despite hopes for an El Niño winter, continued extraordinary conservation by the community is necessary until water begins to spill over Bradbury Dam. Watch the Video ...

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New Streetlights for Lower West Downtown

August 25, 2015 

New, energy-saving LED streetlights are now fully operational in the Lower West Downtown area. The City installed approximately 60 new pedestrian and streetlights in the vicinity of West Ortega, West Cota, Castillo Street and De la Vina Street, The new lighting will help increase safety for area residents. Read More...

Last Updated: May 16, 2014