Articles From : CityofSantaBarbara

  • Santa Barbara June 2021 Tax Results

    The City of Santa Barbara collected transient occupancy taxes for June 2021 that's 17% higher than in 2019 before the pandemic.

  • Paul Casey Stepping Down as Santa Barbara City Administrator

    After twenty-four years of service to the City of Santa Barbara, City Administrator Paul Casey notified the Santa Barbara City Council of his intent to step down effective Friday September 10, 2021.

  • Santa Barbara City Revises Emergency Operations Plan

    The City of Santa Barbara’s Emergency Operations Plan is in the process of being updated.

  • Nomination Period Opens for Santa Barbara City Council Candidates

    The nomination period has opened for candidates filing to run for Mayor, Fourth District Councilmember, Fifth District Councilmember, and Sixth District Councilmember.

  • Paul Casey Removed from Sexual Harassment Suit Against Santa Barbara

    [Update]: The City of Santa Barbara announced Administrator Paul Casey has been removed as a defendant in an employee's sexual harassment lawsuit.

  • Santa Barbara Releases Final Draft of Small Wireless Facilities Ordinance

    On Thursday, the City of Santa Barbara released the final draft of the Small Wireless Facilities Ordinance.

  • Tax Results for the City of Santa Barbara

    The City of Santa Barbara collected $1,902,320 in transient occupancy taxes for May 2021, $1.6 million more than last year.

  • Tips for a Safe 4th of July Celebration

    This July 4th, the City of Santa Barbara Waterfront Department will once again sponsor a fireworks display at 9 p.m. off West Beach.

  • Lawsuit Against County Aimed at Protecting Santa Barbara's Water Supplies

    A lawsuit has been filed against the Santa Barbara County Flood Control and Water Conservation District aimed at protecting Member Agencies’ ability to manage their water supply. 

  • Santa Barbara Adopts Two-Year Financial Plan

    Last week the City of Santa Barbara adopted its two-year financial plan for Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023, and operating budget for FY 2022, as required by the City Charter. 

  • Keep the 4th of July Safe

    The City of Santa Barbara urges residents to be safe for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.

  • Santa Barbara Appoints New Public Works Director

    Following a nationwide executive recruitment process, City Administrator Paul Casey has appointed Clifford Maurer, P.E. as Public Works Director to begin on August 9, 2021. 

  • Santa Barbara Housing Authority Receives $10 Million for Affordable Housing for Special Needs Residents

    The California Tax Credit Allocation Committee allocated $10,301,010 million in Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits to a local project to be developed by the Housing Authority City of Santa Barbara.

  • Las Positas Multi-Use Path Update

    Pavement restoration work, part of the Las Positas and Modoc Roads Multi-Use Path Project, will resume through June 24.

  • Bike Share Pilot Program Comes to Santa Barbara’s Coastal Zone

    The California Coastal Commission voted to allow BCycle's three-year pilot program to operate bike-sharing in Santa Barbara's Coastal Zone.

  • Flex Alert for Energy Conservation Thursday

    A Flex Alert for energy conservation has been issued for today, June 17. Due to an extreme heat forecast consumer help will be key to preventing outages.

  • Direct Flights to San Diego Begin June 17

    The Santa Barbara Airport announces direct service between Santa Barbara and San Diego starting June 17.

  • Santa Barbara Appoints New Community Development Director

    The City Council has approved the City Administrator’s appointment of Elias Isaacson as Community Development Director, following a nationwide recruitment process.

  • Safety Enhancements Coming to Chapala Street

    Santa Barbara will repave and incorporate new safety features on Chapala Street between Sola and Mission Streets in late 2021 as part of its safety project.

  • Emma Trelles Named Santa Barbara Poet Laureate

    The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture announced Emma Trelles to serve as the next Poet Laureate for the City of Santa Barbara.

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