Temporary State Street Promenade
Rules and Regulations

Thank you for all your efforts in continuing to keep our temporary State Street Promenade safe and enjoyable for our entire community.

The below list serves as a reminder of the rules and regulations under the city’s emergency ordinance as well as county health guidelines due to Covid-19. 

Live music and amplified sound are prohibited. As soon as conditions change and these restrictions are lifted, we can start dancing to great local music in the street. The team at DSB can’t wait either!

Masks must be worn in public spaces along the State Street Promenade and keep 6 feet of social distance.

Bikes and skateboards and other similar devises must be walked through the 500 block of State Street between Haley and Gutierrez and in other areas operate at a safe, controlled speed of 5 MPH and share the space. 

Persons engaged in activities protected by the First Amendment shall remain at least 6 feet from any other person.

Temporary outdoor dining areas must comply with the following requirements:
  • An area extending 7 feet in both directions from the center line of the closed street is restricted for the use of pedestrians only. This serves as the public safety route for fire, medical and police. Please do not set up any other items, tables, vendors, or bands etc.

  • Businesses must comply with all City noise regulations. (SBMC Chapter 9. 16. – Link to code

  • Smoking is prohibited in the expanded outdoor dining areas and closure areas.

Thank you for all your doing to make Downtown SB
THE place to be!

Upcoming Happenings
City Proposes Extension of temporary
State Street Promenade for 3 Additional Months

Staff recommends that the term of the Emergency Economic Recovery Ordinance be extended by three months till December 8, 2020 and that a three month option to extend until March 8, 2021 if the local or state public health orders are still in effect

This item will be discussed
Tuesday, August 11th
sometime after 2 pm at City Council

Participate and share your experience,
watch or listen to the council meeting at the link below:

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Free Mask, Hand Sanitizer and Face shield
Distribution Continues
For Small Businesses


Downtown Santa Barbara Office
27 De La Guerra Street


Monday, August 10 -
Friday, August 14

12:00 - 3:00 PM

While supplies last.

The 30 day supply of PPE has been made available to California small businesses through the California Governors Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) in collaboration with the Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA). For additional small business resources, visit

Recording from August 5, 2020
Robin Elander, Interim Executive Director
& Bob Stout, Board President

Note: Fast forward to 5 minutes to avoid listening to the technical difficulties!
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