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The City of Santa Maria retains the Copyright © on all text, graphic images and other content of this website. To the extent allowed by law, commercial use of our website material is prohibited without written permission from the City of Santa Maria.

About the background photo
Agriculture is a thriving part of the Santa Maria economy. In this photo taken along Betteravia Road, lush fields of strawberries ripen in the warm sunshine, while on the other side of the Santa Maria River, wine grapes grow in a vineyard.

For Optimal Website Viewing
This website is best viewed using a modern browser. It is compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 and above, and the newer versions of Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. The website may not be compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or previous versions. This website is optimized for 1024 x 768 pixels resolution or above. Viewers may also adjust their own computer's display (screen resolution) settings in their Settings/Control Panel to 800 x 600 to enlarge the website's appearance.

General Disclaimer
The City's website and the content of its Web servers and databases are updated on a continuous basis. While the City attempts to keep its Web information accurate and timely, the City of Santa Maria neither warrants nor makes representations or endorsements as to the content or completeness of the information, text, graphics, hyperlinks, and other items contained on this site. All information was valid at the time of posting. The City of Santa Maria reserves the right to make any changes at any time and without notice. The City of Santa Maria is not liable for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors or omissions on the City of Santa Maria website. The Web material has been compiled from a variety of sources and is subject to change without notice from the City as a result of updates, additions and corrections.

Hyperlinks (Link) Policy
It is the purpose of the City of Santa Maria website to provide accurate, non-partisan content that will inform City residents, businesses, visitors and other users about the services, operations and projects of Santa Maria City government. In addition, the website is intended to create a user-friendly delivery of information about services provided by the City of Santa Maria to its residents and other customers.

The purpose of this City's website and the links it contains (including links to non-city websites) is to provide non-political and/or non-religious information of a factual nature about the City of Santa Maria, including services and resources available in the City and surrounding community, including City, County, State and Federal government agencies.

It is not the City's intent to promote political or religious groups or causes or commercial enterprises or websites.

Anyone seeking to add a link on the City's website should contact the Webmaster. The Webmaster will make the final decision about whether to add a link or any other content, according to the following guidelines about links/content permissible to appear on the City of Santa Maria website:

  • Websites that are owned and managed by a Federal, State or local Federal governmental agency, or local school board or quasi-governmental organization;
  • Public Utilities serving the local community;
  • Websites of organizations that receive direct financial support from the City;

The City of Santa Maria, its Webmaster and designated Web managers reserve the right to deny an external link request to any person, business or organization which does not generally fall within the above established guidelines, as well as to deny an external link request to any person, business or organization which fails to provide truthful and accurate information.

The City of Santa Maria, its Webmaster and designated Web managers reserve the right to remove links on the City website at any time for any reason and without notice, as well as reserving the right to change, remove, edit, add and in all ways control the content of the entire website.

Links Disclaimer
Some of the links made available to you through the City of Santa Maria's website will allow you to leave the City's site. Please be aware that the Internet sites available through these links, and the materials that you may find at those sites, are not provided by, endorsed by and are not under the control of the City of Santa Maria. Therefore, the City cannot and does not make any representation to you about these sites or the materials available on the sites. The fact that you may be able to access these additional sites from the City's website is not an endorsement or recommendation to you by the City of any of these sites or any material found there. The City is providing these links only as a convenience to you, and your access to these additional sites is done at your own risk. The City is not responsible for their privacy policies or how they treat user information. We are not responsible for the actions and policies of these third parties, and you should review the privacy policies of these parties when supplying personally identifiable information to them.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Content
The City of Santa Maria is strongly committed to meeting the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The City strives to make this website compatible with text-based and speech-based Web browsers. If you have an ADA-related concern about the City’s website, please let us know by contacting the Webmaster and the City's ADA coordinator, Mellissa Guerrero, Management Analyst (risk). The City's grievance policy under the ADA.

If you have any questions, comments or feedback about the City of Santa Maria website, feel free to contact the Webmaster.