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Traffic Improvements Put Safety First

July 22, 2014 
More visible signal lights, additional crosswalk timer signals, and careful analysis of effective traffic solutions in high collision areas are part of the City's efforts to improve safety on our streets and in our neighborhoods. Watch the Video ...

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Pool Covers Now Required - Rebates Available

July 15, 2014 
Pool covers are now required in the City due to the Stage Two Drought condition. To help water customers comply with the new regulation, the City's Smart Landscape Rebate program has been modified to include up to 50% of the material cost of a pool cover, to a maximum of $300 per pool cover. Read More


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Meeting on Fats, Oils and Grease Program and Proposed Commercial Sewer Rates - FOG Program

May 28, 2014 

Business representatives and the public are invited to a public meeting to discuss the City's Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Control Program for Food Service Establishments. Learn how you can do your part to keep fats, oils and grease out of the City sewer system. Included in the presentation will be the proposed changes to Commercial Sewer User Rates. Gain valuable information on current and future structures and fees. The meeting will take place on May 29 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center. Read More ...


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Permeabler Pavers Installed

May 20, 2014 
The City has installed permeable pavers in parking lots at Oak Park, Stevens Park, MacKenzie Park and the Westside Neighborhood Center. The pavers help keep polluted runoff from reaching our creeks and ocean untreated. The cutting-edge infiltration project mimics natural water processes and helps extend our local water supply during this dry period. Watch the video

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Stage 2 Water Use Regulations

July 3, 2014 
On May 20, 2014, the Santa Barbara City Council declared a Stage Two Drought Condition, triggering drought related water use regulations for irrigation, hoses, pools, restaurants, and more. Click here for the full list of regulations.
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Last Updated: Jun 14, 2013