Construction Starts This Week on Temporary E. Mountain Drive Bridge

••• From a Santa Barbara County Public Works press release that ran on Noozhawk: “Construction will begin on June 7 to re-connect East Mountain Road at the Cold Springs Trailhead. The low water crossing that was destroyed during the debris flow will be replaced with a temporary bridge. This bridge will remain in place for about three years until a permanent bridge can be built. CalPortland Construction is the contractor for this project and construction is expected to finish by mid-July.”

••• “The County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday postponed deliberations on stronger regulations for the [cannabis] industry until June 11. The Planning Commission had unanimously recommended that the board require a conditional-use permit for all cannabis operations to ensure that the projects were ‘compatible with the surrounding area’ and ‘not detrimental’ to the health and safety of the neighborhood. But in brief remarks before the start of public comment, only Supervisor Peter Adam signaled support for that idea.” —Noozhawk

••• An Edhat reader says that the jacaranda trees on the 600 block of West Mission Street (between San Pascual and San Andres streets) are going to be removed.

••• “Some of Santa Barbara’s popular summer camps will be returning later this month with a few modifications, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department announced today. Nature Camp, Skate Camp, Santa Barbara Junior Lifeguards, and other choices are set to start on June 22, in anticipation of Santa Barbara County entering Phase 3 reopening and the decision being approved by a Health Officer Order. Overall camp capacity will be smaller, and activity sessions within each camp will break out into small groups to maintain social distancing. Locations will be also be adjusted to limit the need for transportation.” —Noozhawk

••• Solvang “announced that it will be temporarily closing one of the town’s main thoroughfares, Copenhagen Drive, for pedestrian use only.” The closure starts today and goes through July 4. —KEYT

••• “It’ll be a little bit longer before passengers can catch a United Airlines flight out of Santa Maria Public Airport. Chris Hastert, the airport’s general manager, said it has been working with the airline to figure out a new start date for United Airlines, but the airline is currently looking at March 2021.” —Pacific Coast Business Times