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Homelessness Response Directory

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Safety Card

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Santa Barbara is a Smoke-Free City

The City adopted a new law prohibiting smoking in outdoor public areas to provide a healthy, family-friendly, and clean environment for residents and visitors. Smoke-free outdoor areas will reduce cigarette butt litter, lower the risk of fires, and limit public exposure to secondhand smoke. Smoking is prohibited in the following areas:

  • Beaches
  • Parks, including sports fields, open spaces, and trails
  • Sidewalks and paseos citywide in commercial and residential areas
  • City parking structures and lots
  • Stearns Wharf
  • Outdoor restaurant patios before 10:00 pm
  • Outdoor recreational areas and sports facilities, community centers, and library plazas
  • Events open to the public

Smoking is defined to include tobacco, marijuana, and electronic vaping devices. The law is currently in effect with signage planned for installation on sidewalks and other outdoor areas in early 2018. The City will use verbal warnings and public education as the primary means of enforcement. Your cooperation is appreciated.

For more information and frequently asked questions, visit

Become an Ocean Friendly Restaurant!

"The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves, and beaches for all people, with chapters located throughout the country. Ocean Friendly Restaurants is a Surfrider program dedicated to helping restaurants minimize their impacts on the ocean by adopting practices that reduce single-use plastic waste and conserve resources. There is no cost to join this program as we strive to help all restaurants reach their environmental goals by closely partnering with them. Through our ten sustainability criteria, restaurants are able to increase awareness, drive change in behavior, and ultimately create scalable impact to reduce our plastic and water footprint. Make waves in our community and be a part of a national movement full of members and supporters working hard to keep our ocean healthy and protected!" 

Click HERE or email Surfrider for more information