The Carpinteria City Council will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m. To minimize the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, the City of Carpinteria has closed physical public access 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, on Government Access Television Channel 21 or by logging into the Zoom webinar through the link in the agenda below.

The following are highlights of the agenda. Additional details and numerous ways for the public to provide comment can be found at https://bit.ly/3j6hAQ7. Comments posted on social media will not be provided to council members.

  • Receive an update on the Highway 101: Linden and Casitas Pass and Highway 101: Carpinteria projects.    
  • Consider off-leash area for dogs in El Carro Park and designating the Animal Control Director as the person with the authority to author and enforce rules including hours and days of use. 
  • Receive a report on the COVID-19 Relief Small Business Restart Grant Program program and consider approving a third round of the program using $5,000 of City funds left over from the first two rounds and $30,000 from the Santa Barbara Better Together Fund. The Ad Hoc COVID Recovery Committee has recommended that the Council approve awarding each previous recipient an additional $300 and dividing the remaining funds between eligible child care providers that apply by Oct. 12.
  • Authorize the City Manager to send a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requesting the Carpinteria Feasibility Study be transferred to a Continuity Authority Program Study. 
  • Authorize an Agreement for consulting design services in an amount not-to-exceed $174,035 for the Via Real Stormwater Project. The project includes installing bioretention basin, bioswale, and storm drain improvements along the east side of Via Real between Pandamus and Rancho Granada Mobile Home Estates. Pedestrian improvements such as concrete curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and curb ramps will also be considered. 
  • Receive a status report on the annual Work Plan, the primary document that guiding new staff work for the coming year. This year’s Work Plan has been disrupted significantly by the COVID-19 pandemic.