The Carpinteria City Council will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, March 23 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. To minimize the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, the City of Carpinteria has decided to close physical access for members of the public to City Council Chambers for the meeting. Instead, members of the public are strongly encouraged to view the meeting live at www.carpinteria.ca.us or on Government Access Television Channel 21.

Members of the public may submit comments on agenda items via email to the City Clerk at PublicComment@ci.carpinteria.ca.us by 4 p.m. on Monday, March 23. Comments should be limited to 250 words. Every effort will be made to read the comments into the record, but time limitations may not allow for all comments to be read.

To make a comment while an item is being heard, members of the public may send an email to the City Clerk with contact information. Emails should be sent to PublicComment@ci.carpinteria.ca.us by 4 p.m. on Monday, March 23. They should include the following information: (a) meeting date, (b) agenda item number, (c) subject or title of the item, (d) full name, (e) call back number and area code. During public comment on the agenda item specified in the email, City staff will make every effort to contact those individuals.

Comments posted on social media will not be provided to council members. Highlights from the agenda are listed below; additional details are available at

  • Ratification Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District’s Ordinance to adopt the 2019 California Fire Code with amendments.
  • Ratification of the Proclamation of Local Emergency by the Director of Emergency Services for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and reception of an update on the City’s response to pandemic.
  • Consideration of the Street Selection List for the 2021 Pavement Rehabilitation Project. The list includes portions of Fourth Street, Third Street, Calle Ocho, Elm Lane, Eighth Street, and Holly Avenue.
  • Consideration of an ordinance the Carpinteria Municipal Code to add a section clarifying that City purchases can be made through cooperative purchasing agreements administered by a government agency or government-oriented entity.
  • Consideration of establishing the position of Parks and Facilities Maintenance Worker in the Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Department and consideration of reclassification of the Senior Parks and Facilities Maintenance Technician position.