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You’re invited: Dune & Shoreline Management Plan Meeting

The City of Carpinteria is preparing a Dune and Shoreline Management Plan to help protect public and private properties from sea level rise. To learn more and contribute ideas, members of the public are invited to attend a virtual workshop on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m. The workshop will include a brief overview of previous work, as well as conceptual plans for a proposed living shoreline. The intent of these public workshops is to provide regular updates and gather feedback from stakeholders. Zoom log-in and additional information can be found at https://carpinteriaca.gov/?s=dune+. Anyone with questions should contact Environmental Coordinator Erin Maker at erinm@ci.carpinteria.ca.us.

Carpinteria Dune & Shoreline Management Plan

The City initiated a General Plan & Local Coastal Land Use Plan update in 2016, which included a detailed Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan (SLRVAAP). The SLRVAAP, completed in 2019, evaluated vulnerabilities to City infrastructure and resources as well as the potential for future damages associated with coastal hazards such as coastal flooding, erosion, and severe storm events. The SLRVAAP identifies adaptation and resiliency strategies that are being used to inform the update to the General Plan, including creating a Dune & Shoreline Management Plan. The City has been awarded grant funding to create the Dune and Shoreline Management Plan, which includes developing several options for a living shoreline. The purpose of this project is to plan for a living shoreline dune system that will protect the shoreline and landward infrastructure against coastal hazards (e.g., tidal inundation, coastal flooding, and erosion) and future sea level rise. The living shoreline is a dune restoration adaptation strategy that will provide important benefits to coastal recreation, natural ecosystems, beach neighborhood, and the local economy.

PUBLIC WORKSHOP #1: SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 AT 5:30 PM

Workshop #1 Recording

Presentation

PUBLIC WORKSHOP #2: JANUARY 27, 2021 AT 5:30 PM

Workshop #2 Recording

Presentation

Workshop #2 provides a progress update, including an overview of the draft Constraints and Feasibility Report.

PUBLIC WORKSHOP #3: May 6, 2021 AT 5:30 PM

Workshop #3 Recording 

Presentation 

PUBLIC WORKSHOP #4: October 21, 2021 AT 5:30 PM

Workshop #4 Webinar Link

Calendar Invite

Living Shoreline Workshop 10.21.21 

Schedule: The City initiated this process in the fall of 2020 and will complete the Dune & Shoreline Management Plan in the winter of 2021-2022. There will be several opportunities to stay involved throughout the life of the project. The Project’s goal is to protect public resources, City assets, and private property from the effects of coastal erosion and increased sea level rise over time. A variety of strategies are being considered along the coastline, and require additional public input to incorporate local needs.

Public Outreach and Agency Coordination (August 2020 – August 2021)

Coastal Hazards Modeling (September 2020 – December 2020)

NEW Constraints and Feasibility Analysis (November 2020 – February 2021)

Conceptual Living Shoreline Design (January 2021 – March 2021)

Dune and Shoreline Management Plan (January 2021 – December 2021)

Contact: Erin Maker, Environmental Program Manager, erinm@ci.carpinteria.ca.us 805.880.3415

Engineering Division

Public Works Administration Program

The Public Works Administration Program oversees the following divisions and respective programs within the Public Works Department:

Engineering Division

  • Public Works Administration
  • Transportation, Parking and Lighting
  • Capital Improvements

Street Maintenance Division

  • Street Maintenance
  • Right-of-Way Maintenance

Sustainability and Environment Division

  • Resource Conservation (Energy)
  • Solid Waste
  • Watershed Management

The Public Works Administration Program is responsible for the planning, organizing, and directing of all services in the Public Works Department.

The Public Works Department is augmented with contracts for professional (consulting) services, solid waste hauling, street sweeping, and street and right-of-way maintenance.

Contract Services:

The Public Works Administration Program administers professional (consulting) services to augment Public Works Department staff in the delivery of capital projects, engineering plan checks, and specialty studies. Professional services are private architectural, landscape architectural, engineering, environmental, land surveying, or construction project management firms. The procurement of professional services is made by a qualifications-based selection process in accordance with California Government Code Sections 4525 through 4529.5 and the federal Brooks Act for federal-aid projects.

The Public Works Administration Program administers maintenance contracts to augment Public Works Department staff in solid waste hauling, street sweeping, and street and right-of-way maintenance.

Engineering Permits Service:

The Public Works Administration Program administers the Engineering Permits Service.  Under this service, engineering permits are issued for grading, right-of-way encroachments, dumpsters, and oversize loads; and special event permits are issued for events held in the public right-of-way including temporary parking.  Engineering plan checks and inspections are performed for conformance with City construction standards and compliance with City regulations.

The Engineering Permits Service also administers the City floodplain management regulations.  The purpose of these regulations is to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare, and to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions.

Transportation, Parking and Lighting Program

The Transportation, Parking and Lighting Program provides for the following services:

  • Transit service contracts with Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (SBMTD), Easy Lift Transportation, and Help of Carpinteria
  • Public parking lot maintenance
  • Train station platform maintenance
  • Street light and traffic signal maintenance

Public parking lots include Parking Lot #1 (Ninth St./Elm Ave.), Parking Lot #2 (Cactus Ln.), and Parking Lot #3 (Linden Ave./Fifth St.) which comprise Parking and Business Improvement Area Assessment District No. 4.  The Downtown “T” Business Advisory Board is responsible for promoting the economic growth and stability of the District.  To learn more about the Downtown “T” Business Advisory Board, click here.

The majority of the public street lights are owned, operated, and maintained by Southern California Edison (SCE). Decorative street lights are owned, operated, and maintained by the City, while SCE provides the power. The decorative street lights are located citywide including on portions of Linden Avenue, Carpinteria Avenue, City Hall, Parking Lot #3, parks, and bike paths. All public street lights and traffic signals comprise Street Lighting District No. 1.

Contract Services:

Transit Services:  SBMTD Electric Shuttle is an electric shuttle service that will continue to be provided from the previous fiscal year. The service is subsidized by SBMTD. The subsidy allows a reduced fare for residents and visitors to use the electric shuttle. Easy Lift Transportation is a paratransit service that will continue to be provided from the previous fiscal year. It is funded by Measure A. Help of Carpinteria is a door-to-door transportation service that will be continue to be provided from the previous fiscal year for non-driving residents. It is funded by Measure A.

Assessment Districts:  The Parking and Business Improvement Area Assessment District No. 4 provides for the funding of the operation and maintenance for Parking Lot #1, Parking Lot #2, and Parking Lot #3.

Street Lighting District No. 1 provides for the funding of the operation and maintenance for all the street lights and traffic signals.

Capital Improvements Program

The Capital Improvements Program consists of capital projects greater than $10,000 in value and generally financed with specific funds intended only for capital improvements. Capital projects are listed in the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and substantiated or prioritized in conformance with the General Plan and Local Coastal Plan, master plans, and/or special studies. The CIP includes capital projects for Alternative Transportation, General Facilities, Highway Interchanges and Bridges, Parking Facilities, Parks and Recreation Facilities, Storm Drain Facilities, Streets and Thoroughfares, and Traffic Control Facilities.

Capital projects are often long-term, and expenditures occur over multiple years. In many cases, capital projects may have had prior design work completed or may even have had partial construction completed prior to the current fiscal year. In other cases, capital projects may be completed in future years.

Project management and contract and grant administration of capital projects are able to be performed by Engineering Division staff. Professional (consulting) services contracts augment Engineering Division staff in the design and construction project management of capital projects.

Capital Projects and Special Studies:

City of Carpinteria

Carpinteria Dune & Shoreline Management Plan

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Highway 101 Projects

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Rincon Multi-Use Trail

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Linden Ave Improvements Project

Linden Avenue Improvements Project

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Proposal and Bid Opportunities