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City Pavement Repair ContinuesSeptember 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 CommitteeSeptember 27, 2018
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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.
Phase 2 of Police Station Project ApprovedAugust 20, 2018
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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.
Citizens' Oversight Committee FormedJuly 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.
Fiscal Year 2018 Pavement Maintenance Project BeginsJuly 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.
City Crew Road Repairs UpdateJuly 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