Wednesday's groundbreaking event went off smoothly as construction crews took a break from installing the new storm drain at the corner of Pardall and Embarcadero del Mar. UCSB Chancellor Yang, First District Supervisor Salud Carbajal, Second District Supervisor Janet Wolf and about 50 others were on hand for the event to celebrate the first major project to go to construction from the Isla Vista Master Plan. Unfortunately, Third District Supervisor Brooks Firestone, whose office played an instrumental role in getting this project to construction was ill and could not attend the event.
Special thanks to UCSB, the Isla Vista Recreation and Parks District, the Isla Vista Foot Patrol, County Public Works, and all the students, residents and business owners who attended.
Silvergreens and FreshStart Cafe provided coffee and tasty snack.
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