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On May 9, the City of Santa Barbara will host a community work session to gather input to revitalize the downtown area. Recommendations from the workshop will be incorporated into the Downtown Strategic Plan.

Please join fellow residents and community leaders to discuss and prioritize innovative solutions to revitalize State Street and the central business district.

Participants will roll up their sleeves, work in teams, and share ideas to address the following major issues:

  • Retail Renewal and Business Retention
  • Design and Use of Public Spaces
  • Housing
  • Transportation and Mobility
  • Planning and Permitting
  • Public Safety
  • Arts, Events, and Marketing
  • State Street of the Future

Instructions to Participate

1. Please select one primary focus area from the list where you will contribute ideas and help craft a vision. By the end of the workshop, you will have an opportunity to share ideas and prioritize recommendations in all eight focus areas.

2. Click here to RSVP to help the City plan for attendance and indicate your primary focus area.

3. Gather information on recommendations and efforts completed to date (see sidebar).

4. Invite friends and anyone interested in joining the discussion on reimagining downtown.

If you have questions, please call the City Administrator’s Office at (805) 564-5305.

Last Updated: May 2, 2019
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