Downtown Fridays Cancelled for April 7th

The Downtown Fridays event for Friday, April 7th is cancelled due to rain in the forecast. The event will return the following Friday, April 14th.
This family-friendly event for Santa Maria’s downtown will occur every Friday from 5:00 p.m. to sunset at the Town Center West parking lot, through September 29th, weather permitting. Admission and parking …

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There is still time to support Hancock clubs in inaugural Love Your Club Crowdfunding Campaign

With less than two weeks remaining, time is running out to support 10 student clubs from Allan Hancock College that need the community’s support to reach their goals. The college launched its inaugural Love Your Club campaign in mid-March asking the community to impact students’ lives by donating online. Since then, nearly 100 people have …

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City’s Bonds Rating Upgraded

Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings has upgraded its long-term rating to “AA-“ from “A+” for the City of Santa Maria’s Water and Wastewater Revenue Refinancing Bonds.  This reflects the agency’s opinion of the City’s strong financial and operational management practices and policies, and a stable forecast.
The ratings agency said the City has:

“Affordable service rates” in …

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City’s Budget Document Wins Awards for 20th Consecutive Year

The City of Santa Maria’s budget book has for the 20th consecutive year received national recognition for its commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.
The City’s 2016-18 budget document (covering two years) earned the City its tenth consecutive Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and its tenth consecutive …

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City Offers Used Oil Filter Exchange Event April 8th

On Saturday, April 8th, the City of Santa Maria will hold the 3rd annual Used Oil Filter Exchange event to promote used motor oil recycling.  Residents may bring up to two (2) used oil filters and receive up to two (2) FREE oil filters of equal or lesser value.  Residents may also bring up to …

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