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  • Prohibition on Evictions

    The City has adopted a temporary moratorium on landlords from evicting residential and commercial tenants impacted by COVID-19.

    04/08/2020 7:30 PM

  • More Signs Placed

    The City now has 11 large signs in English and Spanish placed on busy streets, advising Stay Home, use Social Distancing.

    04/08/2020 4:30 PM

  • Firefighters Tested

    Out of precaution, three City firefighters and one recruit are being tested.

    04/08/2020 3:16 PM

  • Map of Local Restaurants

    The City's map-style guide shows open local coffee shops, cafes and restaurants. Shop local!

    04/08/2020 1:20 PM

  • Easter Landfill Closure

    The City of Santa Maria Regional Landfill will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 12, and reopen Monday, April 13.

    04/08/2020 10:55 AM

  • Coronavirus Slams Budget

    The coronavirus is projected to cost the City at least $3 million in lost sales tax revenue by June.

    04/07/2020 3:39 PM

  • Online Library Videos

    The City's Public Library is offering a new online story time. Boost literacy skills while enjoying these short videos.

    04/06/2020 5:30 PM

  • Social Distancing Signs

    The City today positioned three large digital message board signs along Broadway (State Highway 135)

    04/03/2020 4:50 PM

  • More Virtual Videos

    Check out four more family-friendly videos: introducing local wildlife, and how to play piano.

    04/03/2020 4:00 PM

  • Public Hearing, CDBG Funds

    Public comments are encouraged for proposed CDBG funding allocations. Public hearing on April 7th.

    04/03/2020 1:00 PM

  • Water Line Repairs

    Proactive repairs to several City water lines, valves, and a hydrant, are being done this month before streets repaving.

    04/02/2020 6:00 PM

  • Support for Hotels

    The City will defer the due date for Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) for local hotels and motels for March and April.

    04/02/2020 5:45 PM

  • Enhanced Transit Adjustments

    Starting today, SMAT is adjusting passenger boarding procedures, and temporarily suspending fares.

    04/01/2020 4:22 PM

  • Park Remain Open, but...

    Staff will be removing basketball backboards and will begin limiting sports court lighting in many parks.

    03/31/2020 5:20 PM

  • Furloughs caused by COVID-19

    The City is furloughing many of its hourly “limited service” workers because facilities are closed and programs cancelled.

    03/31/2020 3:42 PM

  • Extended Park Hours

    Los Flores Ranch Park is temporarily waiving all access fees and extending the days it is open.

    03/31/2020 11:00 AM

  • Video from Five Mayors

    Watch the new video about COVID-19 from the five Mayors in northern Santa Barbara County.

    03/30/2020 2:45 PM

  • City Parks Open

    The campaign emphasizes getting outside for exercise to relieve stress, while maintaining the six-foot social distancing rule.

    03/27/2020 4:45 PM

  • Bracing for Revenue Hit

    The City has imposed a hiring freeze as it braces for a significant blow to its tax revenues and resulting budget cuts.

    03/27/2020 4:18 PM

  • Mayor's Statement

    I want everyone to know that the City is committed to taking all possible steps to ensure our community’s health and safety ….

    03/26/2020 12:00 PM