of Santa Barbara
is our #1 concern.
Roadway Enhancement Partnership Program (REPP) participants help to maintain
and beautify sections of roadside within Santa Barbara County. The program
saves California and local taxpayers millions of dollars every year and
provides a great opportunity to promote civic responsibility, community
pride, and camaraderie with your organization.
Kind of Road Enhancement Opportunities Are Available?
litter (work frequency varies with location)
and establishing seedling trees, shrubs or wildflowers
sites usually span a two-mile stretch of roadside, but park and ride lots,
open spaces, and other areas of the County right of way are sometimes
offered for adoption. Road Enhancement Partnership permits are issued
for a period of two years. Groups may apply for additional two-year permits.
Much Does It Cost?
The Santa Barbara County Public Works Department will provide the following
items free of charge:
A REPP Permit Application.
manufacture and installation of REPP signs and standard recognition
safety orientation for the group’s safety leader, safety-training
materials for group use and safety gear for volunteer participants.
and disposal of filled REPP litter bags and other debris cleared from
the adoption site.
group that performs litter removal and uses a standard recognition panel
on their REPP sign will incur no costs. However, supplies needed for other
adoption types are usually purchased by the adopting group.
Individuals, organizations, businesses, and city, county, state, and federal
agencies can adopt sections of County Roadways. Depending on the adoption
site and subject to County approval, minors, aged 16 and older, may participate.
Groups may perform the work themselves or hire a service contractor to
perform the work on their behalf.
if the Section I Want Is Already Adopted?
Groups can submit a REPP Permit Application to be placed on the waiting
list for one or more sites. When an existing adopter gives up a site,
it is offered to the next applicant on the waiting list.
The Santa Barbara County Public Works Department will place a REPP signs
at each adopted section, in recognition of the group’s contribution
to the program. Each sign includes a standard recognition panel with the
group’s name displayed in black letters on a white background. Subject
to Santa Barbara County approval, a logo can be added to the standard
recognition panel. The purpose of REPP signs is to recognize who is providing
the adoption service, not what services they provide or where they are
located. Therefore; directions, product names, slogans, phone and FAX
numbers, ham radio IDs, e-mail, street, and most internet addresses are
NOT permitted on recognition panels.
How Do I Get Started?
a type of adoption and general location.
the location and project with your local County REPP Coordinator.
and submit a completed REPP Permit Application.
approval of your recognition panel’s wording and design from
for your REPP Permit (signaling your acceptance into the program)
to arrive in the mail. This may take several weeks.
sure that you understand and can conform to all of the provisions
listed in your REPP Permit Special Provisions BEFORE beginning work.
the adoption period begins, the safety leader must:
a safety orientation at the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department
within two weeks of the start date of the adoption permit. (Safety
equipment for all participants and a copy of the Get Serious About
Safety Video will be issued during the orientation.)
an initial safety training session for all group members prior to
working on the highway.
the group safety training session annually.
a brief safety review each time the group goes out to work at the
The Santa Barbara County Public Works Department with at least five
days notice prior to each work event.
work within 30 calendar days of your permit start date.
that the tasks listed in your encroachment permit package are completed
possible, schedule work during April and September in order to participate
in national cleanup events.
the Public Works Department if there is a change of group safety leader,
address, or phone number.
the Public Works Department if you wish to cancel your adoption.
comply with safety rules or other conditions of the REPP Permit could
result in the cancellation of the adoption.
of Santa Barbara Public Works Department Transportation Division
Barbara Road Yard:
4415 Cathedral Oaks Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Tel (805) 681-5678 Fax (805) 681-5679
Lompoc Road Yard:
Sweeney Rd. & Hwy. 246, Lompoc, CA
Tel (805) 737-7773 Fax (805) 737-7847
Santa Maria Road Yard:
912 W. Foster Rd., Santa Maria, CA 93455
Tel (805) 934-6100 Fax (805) 934-6214
July 24, 2006