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New Development and the Drought

April 26, 2016 
The City has planned for an additional water demand of 40 acre feet per year from new development in the General Plan and the Long-Term Water Supply Plan. The average water demand from new development over the last 12 years is 28 acre feet per year; approximately 0.3% of the City's total water demand. On April 26, Council will consider additional strategies to help manage this extraordinary drought, including potential development restrictions. Read More ...

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Master Plan Outreach Continues

April 19, 2016 

At the request of Council, the City held a workshop for the Micheltorena Neighborhood with 65 residents and business owners in attendance. The City is engaging the neighborhood to consider all possible options to close the east-west gap in the bike network. Additional opportunities for public input are scheduled for April 28 and May 5. Visit the City's website for meeting details and information on alternative plans.


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Thank You for Saving Water, Santa Barbara!

February 9, 2016 

Our community is doing a great job conserving water during the drought and is encouraged to keep up the good work. Since the Stage 3 Drought was declared in May 2015, the community has reduced water use by 34%. The City has been recognized as a leader in water conservation during California's historic drought. Let's keep saving together! Read More ...


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Spring Green Gardener Classes

January 19, 2016 

New Green Gardener classes begin next week. The 15 week program educates landscapers, gardeners and homeowners on resource efficient and pollution prevention maintenance practices. The class is offered in English on Wednesdays beginning January 27, and in Spanish on Mondays beginning January 25. Read More ...


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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...


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