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3 'Plan SB' Meetings Scheduled for June

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SANTA BARBARA - There are three Council Plan Santa Barbara Ad Hoc Subcommittee meetings scheduled for June:

 

June 1 -  from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

June 2 -  1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

June 16 - 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. 
 

Place: David Gebhard Public Meeting Room, 630 Garden Street

The meetings will be televised live on CityTV Channel 18.  A live broadcast can also be seen via personal computer by going to www.santabarbaraca.gov/Government/Video and then clicking City TV-18 Live Broadcast.


General Info:  
March - May, 2011, Council Ad Hoc Subcommittee Meetings

The PlanSB Council Ad Hoc Subcommittee will be holding five work sessions on alternate Friday afternoons beginning on March 11 through May 6, 2011, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the David Gebhard Public Meeting Room at 630 Garden Street. 

If you have questions, comments or concerns, contact: Info@YouPlanSB.org or call the Plan Santa Barbara phone line at (805) 897-2509.

 


from Gabriela P. Feliciano on behalf of the PlanSB Team, 
Historic Landmarks Commission/EPV Sign Proposals/Plan Santa Barbara, Commission Secretary

 



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'Plan Santa Barbara' Ad Hoc Meeting Today (Wednesday)

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Today, the Plan Santa Barbara Council Ad Hoc Subcommittee will hold one of it's five work sessions.


Date:
  May 18, 2011

Time:  1:30-4:00 p.m.

Place:  David Gebhard Public Meeting Room, 630 Garden Street 2.  

The meeting will be televised live on CityTV Channel 18.  

A live broadcast can also be seen via personal computer by going to www.santabarbaraca.gov/Government/Video and then clicking City TV-18 Live Broadcast. 3.  

To view the Agenda with its attachments, please go to the www.YouPlanSB.org web site on the main page, scroll down to the subheading "March - May, 2011, Council Ad Hoc Subcommittee Meetings" and click on the Agenda. 


More Information

The PlanSB Council Ad Hoc Subcommittee will hold five work sessions on alternate Friday afternoons beginning on March 11 through May 6, 2011, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

An additional meeting was requested by the Subcommittee to be held on TODAY May 18, 2011.          

·          01 Agenda for the Council Ad Hoc Subcommittee Meeting May 18, 2011  (doc)

·          02 Notice of Council Ad Hoc Subcommittee Meeting May 18, 2011  (doc)

·          03 March - May, 2011, Ad Hoc Subcommittee Meeting Notices and Agendas  (doc)


If you have questions, comments or concerns, feel free to contact us at  Info@YouPlanSB.org or call the Plan Santa Barbara phone line at (805) 897-2509.   


-Gabriela P. Feliciano on behalf of the PlanSB TeamHistoric Landmarks Commission/EPV Sign Proposals/Plan Santa BarbaraCommission SecretaryCity of Santa BarbaraPlanning Division630 Garden Street(805) 564-5470, ext. 3310 Paz es el respeto al derecho ajeno.

 


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Santa Barbara Harbor Nautical Swap Meet

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The City of Santa Barbara Waterfront Department, in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Harbor Merchants Associations, invites you to the Fifth Annual Santa Barbara Harbor Nautical Swap Meet on Saturday, May 14th from 8 am to noon.  


This year’s Harbor Nautical Swap Meet will bring hundreds of treasure-seekers down to the waterside. Dozens of vendors will be packed into one location in the Main Harbor parking lot near Marina 3. This swap meet has become “The Place” to search for all kinds of seafaring booty including tackle & gear, surfboards, fishing poles, inflatable boats, boat rigging, boat motors and other marine/nautical items. So, gather up the family and come spend an adventurous morning of fun. Free refreshments will be provided by the Santa Barbara Harbor Merchants Associations.  

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 14th–For more information, contact City of Santa Barbara Waterfront at 897-1962, or visit the Waterfront Business Office at 132-A Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 (above West Marine).

-Brian Slagle 

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Will high water bill make you lose controller?

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SANTA BARBARA, CA – MAY 3, 2011 –   As more Californians become aware of the need to conserve water as a matter of lifestyle, more will become aware of the need to monitor their sprinkler system, the number one source of residential water use.  With the right sprinkler timer, however, the monitoring can be less time-consuming and more efficient.

As of Jan. 1, the state’s new Green Building Code requires that new buildings with an irrigation system have so-called smart irrigation controllers, which automatically adjust sprinkler times based on the weather. It’s nothing new in the City of Santa Barbara, which revised the City Landscape Design Standards in 2008, requiring smart irrigation controllers for landscapes that undergo the city’s design review process.

Smart irrigation controllers are also referred to as ET controllers, weather-based irrigation controllers, smart sprinkler controllers, and water smart irrigation controllers.  They are the new generation of irrigation timers that utilize prevailing weather conditions, current and historic rates of evaporation and plant transpiration, and other relevant factors to adapt the watering schedule to meet the plant’s actual water needs.

City residents, who want to lose their old irrigation controller, or timer, can get help with the cost of upgrading to a smart irrigation controller.  The Smart Landscape Rebate Program offers rebates on 50 percent of the cost of water-wise plants, irrigation equipment, smart irrigation controllers and mulch.  City of Santa Barbara water customers are eligible for up to $1,000 for single family homes and up to $4,000 for businesses and HOAs.

The irrigation controller is important, but only one piece of the puzzle.  Even the best, most water efficient irrigation controller cannot make up for irrigation systems that are lacking proper maintenance and repairs.  To schedule a free evaluation of your irrigation system and take part in the rebate, call 805 564-5460.  More information is available atwww.savewatersb.org.


-Alison W. Jordan, City of Santa Barbara, Water Conservation Coordinator

 

 

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