Street Maintenance Program
The Street Maintenance Program provides for the maintenance of all City streets. There are approximately 30 centerline miles of streets which also represents approximately 5.5 million square feet of pavement. Maintenance of City streets includes:
- Pavement Maintenance
- Traffic Signing and Striping Maintenance
- Bikeway (Bike Paths, Bike Lanes, and Bike Routes) Maintenance
Repairs of pavement potholes and traffic signing and striping are able to be performed by Street Maintenance Division staff. Maintenance contracts augment Street Maintenance Division staff for larger work involving pavement replacement, traffic signals, and street lights.
Right-of-Way Maintenance Program
The Right-of-Way Maintenance Program provides for the maintenance of all City rights-of-way. Maintenance of City rights-of-way includes:
- Maintenance of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, street landscaping, benches, trash receptacles, and bicycle racks
- Tree trimming, removal of hazardous or dead trees, and planting of new trees
- Installation and maintenance of street planters and medians
- Graffiti removal
Repairs of sidewalks and tree trimming are able to be performed by Street Maintenance Division staff. Maintenance contracts augment Street Maintenance Division staff for larger work that involves removing and replacing curbs, gutters, curb ramps, and trees.
Tree Advisory Board
The Tree Advisory Board consists of five members who are residents in the Carpinteria Valley area and whom are appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council. At least two members shall have a professional background in arboriculture, landscape architecture, or a related field.
Board duties include acting in an advisory capacity to the City Council and City staff in the administration of Carpinteria Municipal Code Chapter 12.28 (Street Trees, Shrubs and Plants) and with regard to all street tree matters. The Board also annually updates the City’s street tree management plan, conducts public hearings on street tree removal requests, and advises on the technical problems of trees (e.g. tree spraying, diseases, and maintenance).
The Board meets quarterly and meetings are open to the public.
February 18, 2021
May 20, 2021
August 19, 2021
October 2021 (Tree Tour – Date TBD)
November 18, 2021
Traffic Safety Committee
The Traffic Committee consists of the City’s Public Works Director, Community Development Director or representative, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department representative, Carpinteria Unified School District representative, and any other City official as approved by the City Council.
The Committee duties include suggesting the most practicable means for coordinating the activities of all officers and agencies of the City having authority with respect to the administration or enforcement of traffic regulations; to receive complaints having to do with traffic matters; and to recommend to the City Council and Public Works Department ways and means for improving traffic conditions and the administration and enforcement of traffic regulations.
The Committee meets quarterly and meetings are open to the public.
January 20, 2021
April 21, 2021
July 21, 2021
September 29, 2021