Coronavirus Information & Resources
Information and Resources for Community Members
Posted March 25, 2020, amended March 26, 2020 On March 20, 2020 The City of Solvang declared a Public Health and Economic Cessation Emergency. As a result the City of Solvang will NOT be assessing late fees on utility bills due in March, and water will NOT be shut off for non-payment during the declared State of Emergency. We have deferred payment plans and amortization plans available for those who need them at no additional cost to them. Please reach out to us at email@example.com or 805-688-5575 for more information or to make alternative payment arrangements.
Also as a result, the City Council decided to ease requirements for Transient Occupancy Tax payments and penalties. If you would like to know more on how this action could assist your Hotel during this emergency, please contact the City of Solvang at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-688-5575.
Posted March 21, 2020 Solvang Drinking Water is Safe – Fact Sheet
Posted March 20, 2020 Information provided by the State of California as pertains to Governor of California Executive Order, is here: covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs. The City of Solvang will also post updates and information about the order, on the new Solvang Resources website: www.SolvangResources.com.
Posted March 20, 2020 The following email addresses are provided to the public for reaching City of Solvang Departments during the COVID-19 pandemic:
Emergency Inquiries: EmergencyResource@CityofSolvang.com
Media Inquiries: Media@CityofSolvang.com
City Hall General Inquiries: email@example.com
Parks and Recreation General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning Department General Inquiries: email@example.com
Building Department General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Report Code Enforcement problems: email@example.com
Public Works General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Utility Billing specific Inquires: UtilityBilling@cityofsolvang.com
Report problems concerning streets, trees, sidewalks, etc: email@example.com
Report problems with Sewer system or storm drains: WastewaterDivision@cityofsolvang.com
Report problems with the Water system: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Inquiries about Business Licensing: email@example.com
Posted March 16, 2020 - The County of Santa Barbara has issued the following:
Sign & Permit Restrictions Eased
During a Special Emergency Meeting of the Solvang City Council on March 12, 2020, City Council authorized City of Solvang, California (www.CityofSolvang.com) staff to take actions to assist local businesses in implementing guidance which has been handed down, as relates to COVID-19.
The City Manager is hereby waiving sign and other permit requirements within the City, to allow in the interim period of at least through April 15, 2020, for businesses to take the following actions consistent with public health and safety:
- post informational signage related to social distance spacing and the availability of “pick up” and delivery services;
- make adjustments to private parking areas to accommodate such customer pickup;
- make minor adjustments to outdoor seating areas for restaurants and wine/beer sale locations, including use of private parking areas, to meet recommended social distancing for seating and customer use.
While City permitting is being temporarily waived, such exempt activity must still be implemented in a way that does not cause blockage of public roads and sidewalks, and businesses should keep in mind the City’s usual high standards as pertain to modifications and signage and hawking or other aggressive sales activities are not allowed.
If businesses need to establish curbside pick-up space or otherwise have questions about any action taken by the City of Solvang, please contact the City of Solvang at (805) 688-5575.