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Details About Police Station Site Selection

December 4, 2018 

In response to requests at recent public meetings, the City has released a detailed selection process for the new police station. The article describes the process, including selection criteria and the sites that were considered for viability.

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Next Major Pavement Project Begins

December 4, 2018 

The next significant pavement maintenance project to use Measure C revenues will begin construction this winter on high-priority locations throughout the City. The project also includes slurry sealing of some parking lots, and new asphalt at the Garden Street parking lot.

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Carrillo Brick Repair Completed

November 20, 2018 

Measure C-funded repairs to the brick sidewalk on both sides of the 00 block of East Carrillo Street between State and Anacapa were completed ahead of schedule, in time for the start of the busy holiday shopping season.

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Thank You to the Community

November 20, 2018 

The City has concluded 3 community meetings regarding site selection for the new Police Station. Thank you to all the attendees and for the feedback shared! To keep up to date on the project and explore project resources, including future meeting schedule, public comments, and site analysis materials, visit www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/SBPDStation.


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Brick Repair to Begin on Carrillo Street

October 30, 2018 

Your Measure C dollars are at work on Carrillo Street this week. The City's contractor will make repairs to the brick sidewalks on both sides of the 00 block of East Carrillo between State Street and Anacapa Street beginning on October 31, ahead of the busy holiday shopping season.

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Phase 2 of Police Station Project – Site Selection Process

October 17, 2018 

The City is hosting informational meetings regarding the site selection process for the new City Police Station. There are several opportunities for the community to learn more about the site selection process. Please see the meeting schedule here. To stay up-to-date, visit the City’s dedicated project webpage for the Police Station Project here.

The existing Station, located at 215 East Figueroa Street, was constructed in 1959. Since that time, increases in City population and Police staff, along with advances in technology, have created the need for a new facility that is accessible and modern. The goal for the new site will be to bring all operations and divisions into one building for more efficient public service and a welcoming, community-centric facility.


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City Pavement Repair Continues

September 27, 2018 

Measure C dollars were hard at work this summer. City Streets crews made critical pavement repairs on East Anapamu Street, starting from Milpas Street near the high school and extending to Garden Street. In October, Streets crews will begin work on Quarantina Street between Quinientos and Montecito Streets. This area experiences heavy truck traffic, and the deteriorating pavement is in need of repair.

A major grind and overlay pavement project is also underway and will continue through fall. For this project, contractors grind off deteriorated asphalt and overlay with new asphalt. Concrete construction is also involved, including curb ramps and replacement of damaged curbs, gutters, and sidewalks. Click the "In Progress" button to learn more about current pavement work.


First Meeting of the Citizens’ Oversight Committee

September 27, 2018 

On September 26, the newly created Citizens’ Oversight Committee met to review the Accountability Report for the first fiscal year of Measure C funding. The report outlines the status of Measure C revenues received and details of projects funded from the past fiscal year, and looks ahead to the next fiscal year.

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Phase 2 of Police Station Project Approved

August 20, 2018 

On August 14, the City Council approved the next phase of the new Police Station project. Phase 2 – Site Selection will entail considering all City-owned properties as potential candidates to accommodate a new Police Station and parking structure based on the site criteria generated from Phase 1. These sites ideally will be located in the Downtown area and not in the flood zone. Concurrent with analyzing City-owned properties, staff is also pursuing other properties that may provide a more ideal site.

Phase 2 will last approximately four months and will also include updating several boards and commissions, holding public workshops to solicit feedback and keep the public informed of the project’s progress, and undergoing environmental review.

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Citizens' Oversight Committee Formed

July 9, 2018 

On June 26, the City Council appointed the seven-member Citizens’ Oversight Committee. The Committee includes members from the business and hospitality communities. The purpose of the Committee is to review status reports regarding Measure C revenues received and projects funded, as well as the Annual Accountability Report at the end of each fiscal year. The Committee will report its findings to City Council and the community.

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Fiscal Year 2018 Pavement Maintenance Project Begins

July 9, 2018 

Measure C funds are contributing to a significant City pavement maintenance project beginning in July. The Fiscal Year 2018 Pavement Grind and Overlay Project consists primarily of grinding off deteriorated asphalt pavement and overlaying with new asphalt on several high-priority streets throughout the City.

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City Crew Road Repairs Update

July 9, 2018 

When Measure C funding became available on April 1, 2018, the City immediately began critical street and road repairs. In April, City Streets crews repaved Gibraltar Road north of El Cielito Road and replaced old storm drain culverts, with all work completed in time for the Amgen Tour of California. City Streets crews also made much-needed repairs on Anacapa Street between Anapamu and Carrillo Streets to address areas of failing pavement. The repairs have provided a smoother ride for both vehicles and bicyclists on one of the City’s most heavily traveled downtown streets. In June, City Streets crews also began work on Anapamu Street near Santa Barbara High School, working closely with the City Arborist to make road repairs while preserving the historic Italian Stone Pine trees in the area.


Last Updated: May 24, 2018
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