Street Maintenance Division

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.

Street Maintenance/Right-of-Way Service Request Form
Pavement Management System

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.

Agendas

February 20, 2020
May 21, 2020
August 20, 2020
October 28, 2020 (Tree Tour) begins at 4:30 pm at City Hall
November 5, 2020

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.

Agendas

January 29, 2020
April 15, 2020
July 15, 2020
September 30, 2020