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Lower State Street to Re-Open

June 28, 2016 

The northbound side of State Street between Cabrillo Boulevard and Yanonali Street will re-open this week, in advance of the Fourth of July weekend. This closure was necessary to construct enhanced pedestrian areas on State Street as part of the Entrada Project. The Cabrillo Boulevard Bridge Replacement is progressing well on the ocean side, with all summer special events occurring as advertised. Read More ...


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Powering Facilities with Solar Energy

June 28, 2016 

The City has a number of solar projects that supply electricity generated by the sun to City buildings. This array at the City's administrative offices and public works yard at 630 Garden Street provides 100% of the electricity to the facility. As a result of numerous projects, the City now obtains 37% of its energy from renewable sources.


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Traffic Signal and Pedestrian Upgrades

June 28, 2016 

To increase pedestrian safety, the City is making upgrades to 41 intersections across the city. New signalized lights will be installed at all of these intersections, and eight intersections will also receive access ramp and concrete improvements to meet American Disability Act (ADA) requirements. Ramp construction is taking place during the next two weeks, beginning June 27th. These upgrades will affect pedestrian traffic at the following locations: Mission@State, Micheltorena@De La Vina, Micheltorena@Chapala, Santa Barbara@Haley, Anacapa@Micheltorena, Anacapa@Vicoria, Anacapa@Ortega, and Bath@Haley. Read more...


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Upgrade to El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant

May 10, 2016 

Modifications to El Estero's wastewater treatment process will address ongoing issues with variable secondary sewage quality, operational flexibility, and energy inefficiencies. The new process will produce higher-quality water for the production of recycled water, and will yield a higher quality of treated discharge into the ocean. Construction will take approximately two years. Read More ...


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Cliff Drive Construction to Protect Environment

May 10, 2016 

A second sewer main will be installed along Cliff Drive, between Alan Road and Mesa Lane, to provide additional protection to the environment, in case of a sewer main failure. It will also allow City crews to take the existing sewer main out of service for maintenance and repairs, when necessary. Read More ...


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Thank You for Saving Water, Santa Barbara!

February 9, 2016 

Our community is doing a great job conserving water during the drought and is encouraged to keep up the good work. Since the Stage 3 Drought was declared in May 2015, the community has reduced water use by 34%. The City has been recognized as a leader in water conservation during California's historic drought. Let's keep saving together! Read More ...


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