The Santa Barbara City Council is expected to consider a pilot program allowing dockless scooters in the city.
The company LimeBike introduced the scooters in downtown Santa Barbara more than a week ago but the city began impounding them shortly thereafter.
Several other larger cities have had the scooters for months.
At Tuesday night’s meeting, city council members will consider a one-year pilot program for up to 300 shared scooters in the city.
Under the proposal, the scooters would need to be parked on a city sidewalk but not in a way that blocks pedestrian traffic or driveways.
Scooter companies could face impounding and fines if the scooters aren’t parked properly.