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News & Announcements

  • To improve access and safety from Santa Barbara to the Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara County and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will repave 6.5 miles of Gibraltar Road. Due to the difficulty of paving the vertical grades and horizontal curves, the road will be closed from April 13 through May 22 during construction. Click here for more information.

  • Public Health Week, April 6 – 12, 2015.  Take the pledge! Take the pledge to live a healthier life

  • The Public Works Department will host a free Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event on Sunday, April 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station.  Bring items like paint, pesticides, computers, and TVs.  Visit for more information.

  • The General Services Purchasing Division will be holding a Local Vendor Outreach Workshop on April7, 2015 from 9:00-11:30 am at the Santa Maria Board Hearing Room, 511 E. Lakeside Parkway. Read more about our  local vendor outreach program for additional details.

  • The historic Santa Barbara County Courthouse is undergoing several renovation projects. The Mural Room is currently closed for conservation efforts and is expected to re-open in May 2015. The clock tower observation deck will be closed for approximately 6 months beginning March 2015. The elevator is being extended to the top level, improving access for all visitors. 

  • Pet waste is one of the largest sources of water pollution, so pick up after your dog and toss it in the trash. For more information click here.