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The 2014 City of Solvang Consumer Confidence Report (Water Quality) is now available and can be viewed online! Este reporte contiene las instrucciones mas recientes para obetener informacion importante sobre su agua potable.  Traducir, o hablar con alguien que lo entienda.

If you would like a paper copy, or to speak to someone about the report, please contact the City at 805-688-5575. 

 

Water System Master Plan 


Water System Master Plan EIR

 

 

 

Public Service Announcements

City of Solvang ADA Coordinator

Sandra Featherson


 

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Velkommen til Solvang!

Welcome to Solvang, California
A Preserve America Community

Solvang (Danish for 'sunny field') is a beautiful little city nestled in the Santa Ynez Valley of California. Founded in 1911 by a small group of Danish teachers, Solvang now is a diverse, modern city, with fine restaurants, lovely shops and outstanding activities to enchant young and old alike.There are Danish festivals, quiet tree lined streets, horse drawn wagons, Hans Christian Andersen Park, windmills, Danish pastries and dozens of quaint shops to explore. Solvang was incorporated as a city on May 1, 1985 and now has a population of approximately 5,385.

 

The City of Solvang celebrated its' Centennial Year in 2011. Now in it's second century it continues to thrive as a destination.
There are always many exciting events taking place throughout the year. The Solvang Conference and Visitors Bureau  continually updates their events calendar & events also take place at local historic sites and museums like the Elverhoj Museum.
 
 

 
Draft IS-MND Alamo Pintado Creek Bridge Project

The  Draft Initial Study–Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Alamo Pintado Creek Bicylce-Pedestrian Bridge Project is now available for review.

 
Storm Water Management Program Announcements

The City of Solvang’s Stormwater Management Program is working hard to meet the clean water challenges of our time. Please help us improve by taking a short quiz.

 Stormwater Management Program Quiz

 

 

 

Solvang Storm Water Management Program Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2013 - 14

To report a spill or illicit discharge contact Solvang’s Public Works Department at (805) 688-5575 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Recognizing and Reporting Stormwater Pollution

 

Additional Resource Links:

 

Santa Barbara County Water Wise Brochures

Santa Barbara County Project Clean Water

Central Coast Low Impact Development Initiative (LIDI) 

Our Water Our World

California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA)

 

Best Managment Practices (BMP) Guides

Business Owners Guides to Best Management Practices

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Best Management Practices

Food Service Best Management Practices

Power Washing Best Management Practices

(Before considering any type of mobile cleaning please refer to the City’s Stage 2 Drought Regulations.)

 
Solvang Business & Relocation Guide 2014 - 2015

The Solvang Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the Solvang Business and Relocation Guide for 2014 - 2015 has been released. Whether you are new to the area, planning a move to the area, or are a long time resident of the Santa Ynez Valley, you should have a look at the Guide. See it here at the Solvang Chamber of Commerce website. (Link will open a new tab or window to the Solvang Chamber of Commerce website.)

 
Landscape Rebate Program

 

The City of Solvang has launched a Landscape Rebate Program

I. Goals of Solvang Landscape Rebate Program:
a. Provide incentive to modify landscape to use less water and use water more efficiently.
b. Educate residents and customers on how to conserve water.
c. Help save customers’ money on their water bill.
d. Helps conserve water for the City of Solvang and the State of California.
e. Benefit endangered species such as the Southern Steelhead Trout.
II. Eligibility:
a. All Solvang water customers qualify including schools and other public facilities.
b. Must be a water customer of the city of Solvang for the past 12 months.
c. Must be landscape that is not already conserving water in an efficient way.

 

Please see the program details at Landscape Rebate Program Information

 
City Goes to Stage 2 Water Conservation Measures

Stage 2 Drought Regulations - Click Here


 

 
Parks and Recreation News

Solvang Parks and Recreation Winter/Spring Activity Calendars are out!  Click here for fun!

 
Mandatory Commercial Recycling

California's Mandatory Commercial Recycling Measure adopted by CalRecycle on January 17, 2012 focuses on increased commercial waste diversion as a method to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. It is designed to achieve a reduction in GHG emissions of 5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalents. To achieve the measure’s objective, an additional 2 to 3 million tons of materials annually will need to be recycled from the commercial sector by the year 2020 and beyond.

On and after July 1, 2012, a business that generates four cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week or a multifamily residential dwelling of five units or more shall recycle.

To learn more about this new law, visit CalRecycle's website section on the Mandatory Commercial Recycling Measure.

 
Green Gardener Program for Santa Barbara County

The Green Gardener Program for Santa Barbara County educates local gardeners in resource efficient and pollution prevention landscape maintenance practices. The Green Gardener Program is a regional program designed to offer education, training, and promotion of participating gardeners and landscape maintenance contractors.

Here's an updated list  (updated June 2015) of the Certified Green Gardeners in Santa Barbara County.

 

 
Solvang Storm Water Management Program Guides

The City of Solvang has published an introduction to the Solvang Storm Water Management Program for homeowners and business owners.

Most people believe that the largest source of water pollution in urban areas comes from specific sources such as factories and sewage treatment plants. In fact, the largest sources of water pollution comes from city streets, neighborhoods, construction sites and parking lots.

This type of pollution is sometimes called “non-point  source” pollution. This pollution is spread to our water bodies and natural habitats as a result of run-off, either as a result of rainfall (storm water) or excessive water use (urban).

Please see the following documents for further information:

The Homeowner’s Guide to Best Management Practices

The Business Owner’s Guide to Best Management Practices

La Guía de Mejores Prácticas de Administración para Propietarios de las Casas

La Guía de Mejores Prácticas de Administración para Propietarios de las Empresas

 

 


Newsflash


Register for Reverse  911 click here

 

 

 

 

City of Solvang Fee Schedule

(Listing of Fees, Charges, and Fines) 

 

 


 

Solvang's Emergency Management Plan

Click here

  


 

  

 

Click here to view current Form 806

 

The City Council Members are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's office.  Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the above elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk.  The physical address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, California 95814.  The physical address of the City Clerk's office is 1644 Oak Street, Solvang, California 93463.  The statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website at  http://www.fppc.ca.gov/