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Santa Barbara Water Vision

Archive and Documents from the Development of the Enhanced Urban Water Management Plan

Learn About Water Supply Planning
The videos below break down the complex water supply planning process into simple, digestible, terms.

        

Lunch and Learn Recordings

During the week of October 5, 2020 the City will offered daily, 45-minute Lunch and Learns on a range of water related topics offered in English and Spanish. 

Water Conservation Strategic Plan

Learn more about the programs that make up the City's Conservation Strategic Plan. Topics include how/why the programs were selected, the benefits the programs offer to the City's water supply, and more.

Where Our Water Comes From, Including Ocean Desal

Santa Barbara has one of the most diverse water supplies in the country—with 6 sources serving all of our community’s water needs. Learn about the different water sources that serve our community, the give and take of future supply planning, and to get your top water supply questions answered by City staff.

The Basics of Water Rates

Learn the basics of what goes into setting our community’s water rates, including key incentives for water efficiency and conservation. City staff answer some of our community's top questions and share future opportunities to get involved in the City’s water rate decisions.

Methods to Optimize Water Resilience and Reliability

Santa Barbara’s diverse water supply is a key factor in ensuring the continued resilience and reliability of water to our community—even as the City faces unprecedented shocks and stresses. Learn the key methods the City is incorporating into its Water Vision plan to optimize the continued resilience and reliability of our water supply while retaining its commitment to affordability and environmental health. Topics include the role of desalination, conservation, water loss control, potable reuse, and groundwater banking/storage.

 

Archive of Public Meetings

Step 1. Confirm Future Supply Goals

City Council Meeting
April 14, 2020 • 2pm-4pm • Open to the Public
Location: Go to Meeting
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Read staff report
Read meeting minutes
 

Water Commission Meeting
April 16, 2020 • 8am-10am • Open to the Public
Location: Go to Meeting
Watch video recording
Read staff report
Read meeting minutes



Step 2. Evaluate Existing Portfolio

Water Commission Meeting
July 16, 2020 • 8am-10am • Open to the Public
Location: Go to Meeting
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Read staff report
Read meeting minutes


Step 3. Develop Future Portfolios

Special Water Commission Meeting
November 12, 2020 • 1pm-3pm • Open to the Public
Location: Go to Webinar
Watch video recording
Read staff report

Water Commission Meeting
November 19, 2020 • 9am-11am • Open to the Public
Location: Go to Webinar
Watch video recording
Read staff report

City Council Meeting
December 15, 2020 • 2pm • Open to the Public.
Location: Go to Webinar
Watch video recording
Read staff report
Read supplemental report


Step 4. Finalize Future Portfolio

Water Commission Meeting
January 21, 2021 • 9am • Open to the Public.
Location: Go to Webinar
Watch video recording
Read staff report

City Council Meeting
February 9, 2021 • 2pm • Open to the Public.
Location: Go to Webinar
Watch video recording
Read staff report


Step 5. Document the Plan 

Water Commission Meeting
May 20, 2021 • 9 am • Open to the Public. 
Location: Go To Webinar
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Read staff report

City Council Meeting - Public Hearing
May 25, 2021 • 2pm • Open to the Public. 
Location: Go To Webinar
Watch video recording
Read staff report

City Council Meeting - Plan Adoption
June 29, 2021 • 2pm • Open to the Public. 
Location: Go To Webinar
Watch video recording
Read staff report

Stakeholder Workshop Recordings

The City had 30 community leaders serving as the Water Vision Stakeholder Group. They informed the Water Vision by participating in 5 stakeholder group workshops from April 2020 through January 2021. Below are materials and recordings from each of these Stakeholder Group workshops.

Workshop #1: Water Supply Planning 101


Workshop #2: Community Values and Needs

  


Workshop #3: Future Supply Considerations

 


Workshop #4: Review of Future Portfolio Options

 


Workshop #5: Preview of Recommended Portfolio

 

Stakeholder Group Workshop Summaries

Workshop #2 Summary: Community Values and Needs
Workshop #3 Summary: Future Supply Considerations

City Responses to Stakeholder Input

Last Updated: Apr 7, 2022
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