Library Plaza Ceremonial Groundbreaking Celebrated
Last week the City of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation, and Santa Barbara Public Library celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Michael Towbes Library Plaza and thanked the community for all their support in the capital campaign. Construction is set to begin in July, along with the renovation of Library staff workspace and the installation of a new ADA elevator.

Proposed Wastewater Rate Changes

The City’s wastewater system plays an essential role in protecting public health and the environment. Maintaining this vital system requires a proactive commitment to investing in the infrastructure and resources necessary to provide service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The City is proposing rate changes needed to continue this important investment. Join us for a Webinar on Proposed Wastewater Rates on May 12.

Introducing New Ways to Pay at Downtown Parking Lots

Paying for parking in the Downtown Parking lots is now even easier than ever with a new pay-by-phone option that allows customers to Scan, Pay and Go. Scan the QR code on your ticket with your smartphone to bring up the payment portal. Use your phone to pay your parking fees. Upon exit, the pay-by-phone system works with the newly installed License Plate Recognition hardware to automatically raise the gate.

WATCH: 2022 State of the City

Recently, Santa Barbara Mayor Randy Rowse and City Administrator Rebecca Bjork delivered the State of the City presentation at a joint cities luncheon hosted by the South Coast Chamber of Commerce.

Water Main Replacement on West Valerio Street and Calle Canon

The City is replacing aging water main infrastructure on West Valerio Street and Calle Canon including piping, valves, and hydrants, in order to maintain the quality and reliability of water service. Para información en español clic en español.

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