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City Fire Kicks Off Toy and Food Drive

November 5, 2019 

The Fire Department is participating in the holiday toy and food drive benefitting Toys for Tots by collecting toys and food at each of its eight Fire Stations through December 20. Each station will have two collection boxes for new, unwrapped toys and store-bought, new, unopened, nonperishable food.

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Council Approves Park Safety Hours

November 4, 2019 

The City Council recently approved new hours for City parks designed to benefit park users and the community by improving safety. These hours affect park opening and closing times, playgrounds, and portable barbecues.

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Cliff Drive Workshop Held

October 24, 2019 

?About 60 community members attended the Cliff Drive Vision Zero Approach Workshop on October 17, to discuss proposed safety improvements for the Cliff Drive corridor. Over the years, the Mesa community has shared with the City its desire for better cycling facilities, safer crosswalks, and an overall safer Cliff Drive.

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Fire Department Integrates PulsePoint App

October 24, 2019 

The Fire Department is set to begin using PulsePoint Respond, a free mobile app that alerts CPR-trained citizens of cardiac arrest victims nearby. A companion app allows offices and businesses to note locations of Automatic External Defibrillators (AED), so citizen and emergency responders can use the AED closest to them when a cardiac emergency occurs.

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Westside Transportation Plan Available

October 23, 2019 

The draft Westside and Lower West Neighborhoods Transportation Management Plan is now available for review. The draft plan was shaped by input from neighborhood workshops and a survey earlier this year. It will be presented to the Transportation & Circulation Committee on October 24 and is tentatively scheduled for City Council review in December.

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Streetlight Repairs on Upper State

October 23, 2019 

Streetlight repairs on Upper State Street, between La Cumbre and Las Positas, will take place in the coming weeks. This work will replace outdated wiring and lights, providing better energy efficiency and light quality. Intermittent streetlight outages are expected during the work.

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Join in Cliff Drive Safety Planning

October 9, 2019 

Join the City at a workshop to plan for the future of Cliff Drive. At the Approach Workshop on October 17, we'll discuss potential approaches to address safety concerns on Cliff Drive, from Las Positas Road to Loma Alta Drive. As a Vision Zero Priority Corridor, Cliff Drive has a historical pattern of traffic collisions.

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Coast Village Circle Paving Begins

September 25, 2019 

Pavement rehabilitation has begun on Coast Village Circle to repair damage from the January 2018 debris flow. A new website provides more information about the construction work and offers the option to subscribe to project updates

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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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