Emergency Tree Trimming in Santa Barbara Shores Neighborhood

Source: City of Goleta

The City of Goleta is performing emergency tree pruning on two public open spaces in the Santa Barbara Shores neighborhood. Work includes cutting down trees that are blocking a public path and reducing the risk of falls and the associated damage to life and property. Heavy equipment, trucks and accompanying noises during working hours are to be expected. The specific work and locations include:

  • Cut three trees blocking the way west from the end of Coronado Drive (work already completed)
  • Cut 21 trees on the Glen Open Space campus at the end of Coronado Drive
  • Cut 16 trees at the Santa Barbara Shores Open Space between Newport Drive and Santa Barbara Shores Drive / Sea Gull Drive

Work on the Coronado Drive site is expected to be completed by the end of this week. The Newport Drive location is expected to begin on Monday July 20th and be completed by July 24th. Work on weekdays is limited to 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and there are no activities on weekends. Your patience will be appreciated as the city completes this important public safety upgrade.

The works are cleared by an emergency permit from the City of Goleta and an emergency coastal development permit from the California Coastal Commission. Wildlife surveys have been carried out and no breeding birds or other protected, sensitive resources have been found. A biologist will continue to oversee the work and look for possible effects on wildlife.

Questions or concerns about this emergency work can be directed to: George Thomson, Park and Open Space Manager, at 805-961-7578 or [email protected].

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