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City of Santa Maria, California; City News & Events


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Community Needs Survey
The City of Santa Maria is actively looking for the public’s assistance in determining the unmet needs in the community. As part of the City’s assessment of the services and programs available, a survey was developed, which the public is encouraged to fill out and submit.

North Blosser Road at Atlantic Place Road Closure
     A roadway closure from the intersection of Darbeton Avenue on Atlantic Place to Hidden Pines Way on North Blosser Road is anticipated to begin Monday, October 20, 2014 and continue until mid-November. A vehicle detour will be provided; the sidewalk and levee access will remain open for pedestrians and bicycles throughout the project. Read On...

Notice of Funding Availability for 2015-16 Community Development Block Grant & Home Programs
     The City of Santa Maria is now requesting proposals for the use of 2015-16 Community Development Block Grant Program and HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds for public service activities, capital projects and affordable housing projects. Both of these federal grant programs are administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Read On...

Halloween Hustle 5K & Kids 1-Mile Fun Run is Saturday, October 25
     The City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department invites runners of all fitness levels to participate in the 2nd Annual Halloween Hustle 5K and Kids’ 1-Mile Fun Run. The event starts at 9:00 AM on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at Jim May Park, 809 Stanford Drive, in Santa Maria. Costumes are highly encouraged. Read On...

Mary Lee Sunseri Brings “Slightly Spooky” Program to Santa Maria Public Library October 25
     Kids, grab your costumes and join us at the Santa Maria Public Library this Saturday October 25 at 3:00pm for “Slightly Spooky,” a program filled with music and stories performed by Mary Lee Sunseri. Mary Lee has been performing for young children since 1985, and has won several national awards, including the Parent’s Choice Award, and the American Library Notable Children’s Recording Award. Read On...

1st Annual Landscape Beautification Contest
     The City of Santa Maria Utilities Department is pleased to announce its first annual Landscape Beautification Contest, occurring Monday, September 22, 2014 through Friday, October 31, 2014. This contest will recognize and promote attractive and water- efficient landscapes within our community. Read On...

Movie Night at the Library on October 29th
     The Santa Maria Public Library is pleased to offer the movie Beetlejuice, which is rated PG. The film will be screened at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in Shepard Hall. Read On...

Celebration of Life – Birthday Celebration November 13th
     The City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department is proud to present the 11th annual Celebration of Life, an event honoring members of our community who have reached the age of 90 years or better! Funded in part by the People for Leisure And Youth, Inc. (PLAY, Inc.) and Santa Maria Noontime Kiwanis, the Celebration of Life is free to one honoree as well as a guest of their choice. One additional guest or family member per honoree may attend at a rate of $12. Read On...

Representative Needed To Serve On the Board of Appeals
     The City of Santa Maria is accepting applications to serve on the Board of Appeals. Read On...

Last Chance to Experience Outside in Nature Play Day
     The monthly Outside in Nature Play Day program for 2014 is coming to an end, but there is still time to participate. Each Play Day is on the third Saturday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to noon with the last program held in November. A nature backpack filled with cool, informative activities will be raffled at each Play Day. Read On...

City to Petitioner: Fracking not Occurring
     The City of Santa Maria wants to correct inaccurate information that is circulating through an online petition to the City Council that seeks to ban fracking locally. Read On...

Development List Updates
     The City of Santa Maria Community Development Department’s Planning Division has released an updated summary list and maps of City development activity through July 2014. Read On...

Community Needs Assessment Survey
     Your input is crucial in identifying unmet needs and developing funding priorities for the City’s Federally funded programs. Read On...

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Cultural Celebration, November 2. Read On...              (click photos for larger view)

Representatives Needed To Serve On Several Committees
     The City of Santa Maria is accepting applications to serve on the Block Grants Advisory Committee, the Board of Appeals, and the Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens, Area Agency on Aging. Read On...


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