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Council to Consider Siting of Police Station

September 11, 2019 

As Santa Barbarans, we're taking on a big challenge -- the creation of a new police station. Our existing station is outdated, too small, and hasn't been earthquake retrofitted. One of the first steps for a new station is selecting the location. We'll review site considerations with City Council on Tuesday, September 17. Visit the project website to review all the site analysis documents and more.

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Mission Street Project Update

September 11, 2019 

De La Vina Street has reopened to traffic after a temporary closure last week to assist in utility relocations and curb construction for the Mission Street Paving Project. This week, storm drain connection work continues, and concrete access ramp work is scheduled to be complete.

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Construction on Anapamu Street

September 11, 2019 

As part of the Museum of Art Renovation Project, Anapamu Street between State and Anacapa will have temporary traffic control in place throughout September to construct street improvements. There will be a detour for eastbound traffic to Victoria Street and a sidewalk closure on the south side of Anapamu

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Water Main Replacement on State and Alamar

September 4, 2019 

An aging water main will be replaced in the area of a pedestrian crossing safety project that is currently underway at State Street and Alamar Avenue. While the new main is being connected to the system, a water service interruption will be required during the week of September 9.

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2019 Sustainability Progress Report Released

August 28, 2019 

The City recently published its 2019 Sustainability Progress Report. The Report presents Key Sustainability Indicators for both the City as an organization and for the community at large. The Report also highlights the projects and initiatives implemented by the City in order to achieve our sustainability goals.

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Road Repair on Anacapa Street

August 26, 2019 

Measure C is funding much-needed asphalt resurfacing on Anacapa Street over the next two weeks. Anacapa between Constance and Micheltorena, and Anacapa between Anapamu and Haley, will receive repairs.

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Fire Department Deploys New Alert System

August 26, 2019 

The Fire Department has deployed a new automated fire station alerting system. The system replaces a decades-old radio-based toned alerting system. The purchase of the equipment promises to speed up the dispatch incident processing and alerting of firefighters.

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Library Kids Summer Reading Program Survey

August 19, 2019 

The Library's Kids Summer Reading Program drew 2,194 participants who logged 707,738 minutes of reading. Kids got a free book when they signed up and earned prizes for reading milestones. If your kids participated, the Library would like your feedback on a short survey.

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Slow for the Cone Zone

August 12, 2019 

With multiple infrastructure projects underway on roads throughout the City, motorists should remember to "slow for the cone zone." While the construction work can sometimes present an inconvenience, it also provides for improved infrastructure, including better street pavement.

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Preparing for a Power Outage

August 12, 2019 

Power outages can occur for a variety of reasons including earthquake, winter storms, or Public Safety Power Shutoff. Power outages could result in disruption of important equipment and services. Putting together a plan now can help protect your health and safety in the event of a power failure.

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La Colina Sewer Main Work

August 7, 2019 

Replacement work begins this week on the aging sewer main that serves the La Colina Sewer Lift Station. The sewer main transports 145,000 gallons of sewage per day from the lift station up to La Cumbre Road. During construction in the area, through traffic will be allowed, but parking may be restricted. Sewer service will not be affected.

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Los Olivos Concrete Work

August 7, 2019 

Road repair work on Los Olivos Street, part of the larger Mission Street Pavement Maintenance Project, will begin on August 6. Granite Construction will construct two ADA sidewalk access ramps just east of the Old Mission. Only concrete work will be performed at this time. Granite will return in late September to perform the asphalt grind and overlay.

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Mission Street Paving Update

July 31, 2019 

The Mission Street Paving Project is currently underway, with important sidewalk, access ramp, and fire hydrant work completed. Construction will pause for Fiesta week and will resume on August 5.

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OG Readers Tutor Training

July 31, 2019 

Teens and adults are invited to become OG Readers Volunteer Tutors as part of the Library's new reading program based on the Orton-Gillingham Approach of teaching kids who are struggling readers. Once training is complete, volunteers will work one-on-one with students in 1st through 4th grades.

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Vision Zero Safety Restriping Projects

July 24, 2019 

The City is taking steps toward eliminating severe injuries and deaths caused by vehicle collisions. Two Vision Zero Safety Restriping projects seek to address known collision patterns along Las Positas Road and Cabrillo Boulevard.

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City Fire Staff Meets with the Governor

July 24, 2019 

The Fire Department's Bilingual Outreach Coordinator, Liliana Encinas, was recently invited by Gov. Gavin Newsom's office to discuss emergency preparedness best practices, particularly forthose experiencing poverty, social isolation, language barriers and other access and functional needs challenges.

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