- 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 Canyon Association 2016 Annual Meeting
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History - 2559 Puesta del Sol - Fleischmann Auditorium
Thursday, April 28 - 6:30 p.m. social half-hour - 7 p.m. meeting start time
El Niño Nada . . .
You don't want to miss this year's Annual Meeting! In our answer to El Niño's no show, Steve
Windhager and Madeline Ward join forces to help us all learn how to cope with the reality of less
and more expensive water. Steve, director of the Botanic Garden, and Madeline, the City of Santa
Barbara's water conservation coordinator, will give tips on how to retrofit your garden without ripping it out entirely and starting over from scratch. Learn about the two new water conservation landscapes now at the Garden that include not only droughttolerant landscapes but 45,000 gallons of rainwater collection tanks as well. Not only will you leave with money-saving ideas, each person attending the annual meeting will receive a free pass to the Botanic Garden so that you can see it all for yourself. You cannot afford NOT to come. Bring a neighbor. And carpool!
- 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
- For older news, please see our Canyon Issues page.
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