The installation and certification of a new 150-foot long jet bridge at the Airport is expected to be complete in mid-December.
The installation and certification of a new 150-foot long jet bridge at the Airport is expected to be complete in mid-December.
Come out on December 6 and enjoy the 66th Annual Downtown Holiday Parade featuring giant balloons, marching bands, and community floats.
On Sunday, December 8, enjoy the 33rd Annual Parade of Lights, with nearly 30 illuminated water craft on the Harbor.
The Farmers Market and the City want to hear your ideas about the next location for the Saturday Farmers Market.
The City is conducting a housing and economic opportunity study. Residents are invited to participate in an online survey. This survey will help identify needs in housing, education, employment, transportation, and services, and be used to develop priorities for use of federal community development funds.
The Police Department received a $210,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a one-year enforcement and education program. The money will fund various activities intended to reduce deaths and injuries on California roads.
Come to an Open House on November 14 to learn about the design of the Olive Mill Roundabout Project. The City in coordination with the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments and Caltrans, are in the concept design phase to replace the existing stop sign-controlled, six-legged intersection at Olive Mill Road with a roundabout.
Starting November 11 until December 17, the City will accept proposals from eligible applicants for fiscal year 2020-2021 Human Services and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Interested applicants must attend a mandatory Application Workshop on November 8.
The Airport announced recently that United Airlines will offer direct, “red-eye” service to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) starting on June 4, 2020.
The City’s General Municipal Election is on November 5. The Council Chambers at City Hall, will be open for the public to come and view tally results, as provided by Los Angeles County Elections office, that evening.
The Fire Department has adopted PulsePoint Respond, a 9-1-1 mobile app that increases community awareness of emergent events and alerts CPR-trained citizens of cardiac arrest victims nearby.
The City is seeking individuals to serve on the Architectural Board of Review. The Board is a local group of volunteers that insures that high standards of design are maintained in development and construction in the City.
Initiated in fall 2017, the City of Santa Barbara ACCELERATE program continues to evolve. Projects in the ACCELERATE areas fronting State Street between Cabrillo Boulevard and Sola Street, and fronting along Coast Village Road will continue to receive priority placement on design review agendas and for building plan review.
One week after City Police completed training on how to safely administer naloxone in the case of a suspected drug overdose that training allowed officers to help save a life.
The Library is announcing a call to local businesses for thematic, non-alcoholic drinks to celebrate 2019's Santa Barbara Reads selection: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, affectionately referred to as Ari & Dante by fans.
Celebrate the Channel’s bounty and the fishermen who harvest it at the 18th Annual Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival on Saturday, October 12.
Apply to serve on one of the City's 32 advisory groups and play an important role in shaping our community. If you're an individual interested in making a difference in your community, contributing ideas, and being a part of the City team, you are strongly encouraged to apply.
In order to expedite utility relocations and construction of curb and sidewalks as part of the Mission Street Pavement Maintenance Project, De La Vina Street will be temporarily closed between Los Olivos Street and Mission Street on Tuesday, September 3 through Thursday, September 5, during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mission Street will be open to through traffic during this temporary closure of De La Vina Street. Businesses in the area will remain open during construction.
The Library will host a Volunteer Fair on Saturday, September 14 at the Central Library. The Volunteer Fair will showcase 20+ local nonprofits and government organizations representing diverse community impact areas — from food insecurity, to housing, to education, to the arts, and more.
The Fire Department announced that they have deployed a new automated fire station alerting system. This system replaces a decades-old radio-based toned alerting system.
To accommodate the needs of spectators at the Fiesta Historical Parade, the Santa Barbara Police Department will suspend enforcement of 75 and 90-minute curb parking on Friday, August 2 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the areas bounded by the following streets (including the perimeter streets).
The nomination period for the Nov. 5 election for City Council Districts 1,2, and 3 is open until Aug. 8. Potential candidates should contact Sarah Gorman, City Clerk Services Manager, at (805) 564-5310 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make appointments to pick up nomination papers during this time frame.
To educate the public about the City's smoking law, smoke-free signage is currently being installed along sidewalks in commercial areas and parking structures. Smoking is defined to include cigarettes, electronic smoking or "vaping," and cannabis.
The TSA Pre-Check® IndentoGo Mobile RV is returning to the Airport June 24-28 and July 1-3. TSA Pre-Check® is an expedited screening program that enables identified low-risk air travelers to enjoy a smart and efficient screening experience.
The Children's Fiesta Parade will celebrate its 189th year in 2019. Applications for the popular event, held during the week-long Old Spanish Days Fiesta, are due July 5.
The Library was selected by the ARISS-US Team (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) to host an amateur radio contact with International Space State crew members using the ARISS. Members of public are invited to submit questions to ask the astronauts on board the space station during the contact.
A Police volunteer who suited-up on his day off to help police find two separate at-risk individuals, was instrumental in locating one of them. Dale Kunkel spotted the at-risk teen crouching in foliage and then coaxed the young man with the aid of his friends, to walk out of the creek on his own volition
The staged reading of Anna Nicholas’ Honoree Play, OUT THERE RIGHT HERE, will take place in the Central Library on May 25 as part of the Festival of New Plays.
Throughout the month of May, during its Book to Action programming, the Library is partnering with local organizations and leaders to invite the community to engage in learning about food insecurity in Santa Barbara through reading, discussions, and actions.
The Library will host an evening with Jarrett J. Krosockza, illustrator and author of the memoir Hey Kiddo, on April 11.
On April 9, 2019, City Council rescinded the Stage Three Drought Emergency and adopted a Stage One Water Supply Condition.
Fitness at the Rec, a partnership between the City and Sweat SB Fitness, will be a membership-based program at the Carrillo Recreation Center suitable for all fitness levels.
Join us for a volunteer workday on State Trails Day, April 6, that will focus on restoring areas of our trails network damaged by the Thomas Fire and subsequent debris flow and rains.
The City will be adding electric vehicle charging stations at several Downtown parking lots beginning in March and April. The Helena Lot, Old Town Lot (Lot 11), and Granada Garage (Lot 6) will each receive new or updated charging stations.
The public is invited to a community workshop to gather input about revitalizing De La Guerra Plaza on March 9 at Casa De La Guerra.
The Library has announced two new additions to its suite of free online learning courses and databases: Mango Languages learning software and Lynda.com’s catalog of video tutorials and self-paced classes.
The City of Santa Barbara collected approximately $1.18 million in transient occupancy taxes (TOT) for December 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.
Santa Barbara Airport is continuing its reputation for stress-free, seamless travel for all holiday travelers with three new carriers and as many new direct destinations, the seasonal energy will be particularly abundant this year.
Enthusiastic, patient, and committed adult volunteers are needed to tutor learners in the Library’s free Adult Literacy Program. Tutors help local adults learn basic through advanced literacy skills, build work readiness, study for the citizenship exam, and achieve personal and career goals.
The next edition of the lecture series, “Fast & Curious: ED Talks from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School,” will take place on November 29 at the Central Library’s Faulkner Gallery.
The City will accept proposals from eligible applicants for the fiscal year 2019-2020 Human Services and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs through December 18.
A community planting event will be held at the Arroyo Burro Open Space, on Saturday November 17.
Library patrons can pay down overdue fines on their accounts by bringing items of food to the library from November 5 through 15. Food will be donated to the Unity Shoppe of Santa Barbara.
A Career Vision workshop will be held at the Eastside Library, on Saturday, November 3. The six-hour employment workshop will present innovative and imaginative ideas that turn the job search process from reactive to proactive.
The City is hosting informational meetings regarding the site selection for the new Police Station.
The Library, in partnership with California Hope 805, will host a workshop to explore the context and subtext of Thomas Fire and Montecito debris flow and the changes they spur in our community and daily lives.
Are you a local artist interested in showing your work at the Central Library?
A new playground and tennis patio are open at the Municipal Tennis Center. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on site on September 19.
The Police Department will host an Open Porch Community Event celebrating the community and honoring the legacy of our fallen officers on September 29 at the station.
Celebrate Santa Barbara Channel’s bounty and the fishermen who harvest it at the 17th Annual Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival on October 13.
On September 25, the Library will participate in National Voter Registration Day, a non-partisan voter registration drive.
September 22, is National Public Lands Day. Join us for a volunteer workday that will focus on restoring areas of our trails network damaged last winter by the Thomas Fire and subsequent debris flow. The trail work this year will be at San Ysidro, Buena Vista, and Cold Springs Trails.
The 2017 CDBG program performance report is now available for public review. Comments must be received by September 27, 2018.
Join the Library in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched the national and local community during National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15.
MakeSB welcomes Wild Animals to the Central Library on Septempter 4, along with local bands Goldy, and David a la Mode.
SBPLWorks! continues to prepare adults with the computer skills to be competitive in the job market or move on to other educational opportunities using individualized assessments and learning plans tailored to their career goals and learning needs.
MakeSB continues on Monday, Aug. 6 with a musical showcase featuring Warm Thoughts, Comedown, and Cave Babies.
Wizards and muggles alike are invited to join the Central Library for an evening of magic, July 31, as part of the Harry Potter birthday celebration.
To accomodate the needs of spectators at the Fiesta Historical Parade, Police will suspend curb parking enforcement, Aug. 3, at various locations.
The Central and Eastside libraries are officially designated cooling centers. Residents can get some relief from the heat and enjoy engaging programs, classes, and events at not only Central and Eastside, but at our branches throughout southern Santa Barbara County.
Santa Barbara Public Library's own Frances Burns Linn will be inducted in the California Library Hall of Fame this fall. Serving as the Head Librarian from 1906 through 1943, she was the impetus behind building the 101 year-old Central Library.
Join the Central Library on Saturday, July 28 for its first Volunteer Fair. More than thirty community organizations will be present. People who are passionate about community service will find available opportunities that suit their interests.
MakeSB – a Library initiative committed to making and creating in all forms – continues on July 13 with a musical showcase ...
The repairs will improve water quality, enhance park aesthetics, and improve habitat for wildlife.
The Library is offering challenges, events, and reading programs for all ages.
Help keep streets clean by reporting abandoned shopping carts quickly and conveniently. Just call the hotline or fill out a form online, and carts will be picked up within 24 to 48 hours.
Mark your calendars for the City's Fourth of July celebration with music, food, fun and fireworks along the waterfront all day.
The California Transportation Commission recently awarded the City $15,000,000 to construct the Las Positas/Modoc Off-Street Bike Path.
As the community moves toward recovery after the Thomas Fire and debris flows, the Library continues to provide resources and information to aid in these efforts.
The Central Library continues to offer programs and classes aimed at teaching and engaging through technology.
The City’s revised Draft FY 2018 Community Development Block Grant Action Plan is available for public review. Please submit comments no later than June 16.
The Airport will begin daily nonstop service to Sacramento International Airport starting April 16, 2019. Booking is available now.
In response to requests at recent public meetings, the City has released a detailed explanation of the site selection process for the new Santa Barbara Police Station.
The Police Department has received a $330,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a year-long enforcement and public awareness program.
The City recently completed extensive pedestrian improvements on lower Milpas Street. The Lower Milpas Pedestrian Improvements Project enhances the East Beach neighborhood by improving safety and eliminating barriers to walking for residents and visitors.
The Cave Fire remains well above the foothills of the City. Air assets, dozers, hand crews and more than 500 firefighters worked through the night to manage the now 4300 acre blaze. Beneficial precipitation is due within the next 24 hours.