What We Do

In addition to keeping our members informed about issues affecting the Upper East, the Association works proactively to beautify the neighborhood and enhance the quality of life of our residents. Our mission is to preserve and enhance our neighborhood. We also work proactively with City leadership, at the staff level as well as with City Council, to address our members’ concerns.

Through the City’s Urban Forestry Program we have encouraged the designation of street trees that will enhance the beauty of our community.

We also continue to encourage our members to practice good water saving practices to help alleviate the effects of reoccurring droughts and to maintain our “green” neighborhood.

The Association is also helping to encourage the use of the City’s Neighborhood Watch Program.

And as an ongoing effort the board and other members are actively involved in the Safe Passage initiative to ensure the safety of pedestrians, bicycles, and drivers in the lower Mission Canyon and Los Olivos Street area, particularly between the Santa Barbara Mission and the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, all of which are within the Upper East.