- Storm Drain Construction in Upper Mission Canyon
Santa Barbara County Public Works Department
Flood Control ~ Water Agency ~ Project Clean Water
September 27, 2016
Dear Project Neighbor,
The Santa Barbara County Flood Control District will be constructing a storm drain in the vicinity of Tunnel Road and Orange Grove Ave. You are receiving this letter because you either own property in, or are a resident of, the project area.
On October 4 th a construction contract will be taken to the County Board of Directors with a recommendation for them to award the contract to Toro Enterprises, Inc.. If awarded, construction is anticipated to begin mid-October of this year and continue for a duration of approximately 3 months. Through traffic on Tunnel Road will be maintained for the duration of the project but lane closures with one way traffic operated by flagmen are anticipated; please expect delays of up to 10 minutes. You will be notified again, prior to construction, by the construction contractor with a more detailed description of the construction schedule and activities.
This project will improve the local drainage in this area of Mission Canyon. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding during construction. If you have any questions or concerns please feel frey to contact me at (805) 884-8074 or by email at email@example.com.
Matthew Griffin, PE
Civil Engineer Specialist
Naomi Schwartz Building
- High Fire Season Preparedness and Response Levels
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. May 5, 2016 – On May 9, 2016 at 8:00 a.m., the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD), in conjunction with all other local fire jurisdictions, will declare the beginning of the 2016 High Fire Season period for all areas of Santa Barbara County.
Because of this declaration, all burn permits issued for residential burning and hazard reduction will be suspended. In addition, the SBCFD will be increasing the number of resources (e.g., engines, dozers, crews, helicopters, etc.) responding to reported vegetation fires during the High Fire Season.
The SBCFD would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone who lives, works, and plays in Santa Barbara County to be extra vigilant about fire safety this fire season. Remember to maintain vegetation clearance around structures, review and be familiar with your "Ready! Set! Go!" wildfire action plan, and be extra cautious and aware when traveling or staying in the wildland areas of the county.
For more information about Ready! Set! Go! Please visit www.sbcfire.com.
- Mission Heritage Trail
See where planning currently stands for the Mission Heritage Trail, known as MISSION PARK TO MISSION CANYON MULTIMODAL IMPROVEMENTS PLAN, at the County Planning Commission Web site
- Mission Canyon Association Questionnaire on Short Term Rentals
The Mission Canyon Association board of directors is considering weighing in on the short term rental (STR) issue now pending before the Board of Supervisors. Toward that end, we would appreciate hearing from as many MCA members as possible on this issue so that whatever position MCA takes will accurately reflect its members' views. Thanks in advance for your help.
Link to the Survey
- Mission Canyon Cell Phone Reception Questionnaire
The Mission Canyon Association is surveying Canyon residents about their experience with cell phone reception. Verizon is currently proposing installing a new cell phone tower in the canyon (possibly on property owned by the Botanic Garden), and the Garden has asked the Association for feedback on whether an additional tower is warranted. If built, other wireless providers (AT&T, T-Mobile, etc.) will be able to "piggy-back" their services on such a tower. Therefore, your help in responding to the following few questions will help us greatly in assessing the need for a new tower. Thanks in advance for your cooperation and help.
Link to the Survey
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