On December 6th, the City Council formally adopted (via Consent Calendar agenda item) its official resolution to adopt a Vision Zero policy for Santa Barbara. The City’s public works staff has applied (on November 3rd) for a $225,000 Caltrans California Sustainable Communities Transportation Planning Grant (to be awarded in April, 2017) that, if received, would fund the creation of a Vision Zero Implementation Plan and the initial public education component of the plan. You can read the full staff report for the Santa Barbara Vision Zero resolution here. We are on our way!
On October 18th, 2016, the Santa Barbara City Council voted unanimously to support a Vision Zero Resolution and directed staff to draft a Vision Zero Plan. They will apply for a grant. There were eight speakers, all in support, who had the stamina to sit through the four-hour plus item that was before us on the agenda. A big thank-you to these dedicated people! The next step will be formally adopting the resolution. The City Council’s vote is setting Santa Barbara on the course toward the goal of ZERO traffic fatalities and serious injuries.