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New Textile Recycling Drop-Off Program

December 4, 2019 

Residents can drop off worn or excess textiles at MarBorg's Goleta Recycling Center and the County Transfer Station. Items must be dropped off and cannot go in our curbside recycling bins. Remember, it's always better to donate items in good condition before dropping off for recycling.

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Prepare for Safe Holiday Travels

December 4, 2019 

Prepare for holiday travel by taking a few precautions. Maintain your car and keep an emergency preparedness kit with you. Avoid drowsy driving, buckle up, and put the phone away while driving. Designate a sober driver when traveling to and from parties. And, keep a blanket and pillow in your car in case you get stuck and need to wait for help.

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Changes to Waterfront Parking Rules

November 20, 2019 

Recently, Waterfront parking has experienced an unprecedented parking demand, which has limited public access to the coast. Based on input from public workshops, the City Council approved changes to parking regulations that will affect vehicle size limits and specific types of vehicles in 2020.

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City Holiday Closure Information

November 20, 2019 

Most City offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday November 28-29. In addition, offices, libraries, and facilities will be closed from December 23 through January 1, 2020. Offices will reopen January 2, 2020. Some services will be available with special hours during the closure

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Practice Smart Irrigation

November 13, 2019 

Check your aim: make sure sprinklers are only watering your garden and not the sidewalk or house. Check to see if you have the correct arc or if sprinklers have been twisted. Our Smart Irrigation website shows how to check your irrigation.

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City Celebrates Olive Grove Centennial

November 13, 2019 

The public is invited to attend a celebratory event on November 18 marking the planting of five olive trees at Mission Historical Park. The planting and interpretive plaque, commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first olive trees planted by the Garden Club and the City in 1919 to honor those who lost their lives in WWI.

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Are You Recycling Right?

November 13, 2019 

To keep our recycling as clean, dry, and recyclable as possible, we have made some changes to what can and cannot go into the blue bin. Food containers made of plastic or paper should be placed in the trash. Discover what's recyclable.

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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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