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Santa Barbara Ranked Best Bicycle City

May 14, 2019 

Places For Bikes, a data-driven national nonprofit bike advocacy organization, has ranked Santa Barbara as the best place for bicycling in California. Santa Barbara was also ranked the 12th best place for bicycling out of 520 cities in the nation.

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Cabrillo Safety Restripe Meeting

March 4, 2019 

The City will host a public hearing and community discussion about the Cabrillo Boulevard Safety Restriping Project on March 5. Learn about the Vision Zero Strategy to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries, and how restriping adjustments can increase safety on Cabrillo, a Vision Zero Priority Corridor.

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Behind the Scenes of Storm Work

February 13, 2019 

The City's Streets Division prepares and responds to storms in ways you may not think. Preparation starts months ahead of the storm season, and a rainy day means mobilization of Streets crews for an active, ongoing response.

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City Awarded $6.6 Million in Transportation Grants

February 6, 2019 

The City received $6.6 million in Active Transportation Program grants from the California Transportation Commission to fund safer crosswalks and bike lanes on De La Vina Street, and widened sidewalks and bike lanes at the State Street undercrossing.

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Library Offers Bilingual Playgroup

February 6, 2019 

The Library will host a weekly bilingual playgroup for young children and caregivers. The free program will offer a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for babies, toddlers, and preschool-aged children.

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Airport Finishes 2018 Strong

January 2, 2019 

The Airport's passenger count was up 10.3% in November 2018 compared to November 2017, with the current passenger count for the year at 723,297, the highest it has been since November 2008.

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Santa Barbara Fire Chief Appointed

November 21, 2018 

After an extensive national recruitment process, Eric Nickel has been appointed as Fire Chief. Selected from a pool of 36 applicants, Chief Nickel will oversee the Fire Department’s $28 million budget and 106 employees in eight fire stations, effective January 14, 2019.

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