Articles From : CityofSantaBarbara

  • 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.

  • Sales and Transient Taxes for Santa Barbara

    The City of Santa Barbara provides sales tax results and transient occupancy tax results for the first quarter for 2021.

  • Santa Barbara Responds to Coastal Short Term Rental Ruling

    The City of Santa Barbara has issued a statement in the court ruling against the ban on short-term rentals in the coastal zone.

  • March Hotel Tax Revenue Increases in 2021

    The March 2021 hotel tax within Santa Barbara was 119% above March 2020, but still 12% lower from March 2019.

  • Partial Reopening of West Victoria Street in Downtown

    Santa Barbara announced a partial reopening of West Victoria Street in the downtown area will take place in two weeks.

  • State Street Advisory Committee Applications Available

    Santa Barbara City Council is inviting members of the community to apply to the City’s State Street Advisory Committee to guide the production of a Downtown State Street Area Master Plan.

  • Neighborhood Navigation Center Helps Those Experiencing Homelessness

    People experiencing homelessness can get assistance from 17 community service partners at a Homeless Services Neighborhood Navigation Center every Thursday at Alameda Park.

  • Santa Barbara City Council Appoints Independent Redistricting Commission

    On Tuesday, the Santa Barbara City Council appointed the City’s Independent Redistricting Commission charged with drawing electoral redistricting maps using 2020 Census Bureau data.

  • Santa Barbara City Appoints Fire Chief

    After an extensive national recruitment process, Santa Barbara City has appointed Chris Mailes as Fire Chief.

  • Santa Barbara Asks Community Input on Future Police Chief

    Santa Barbara City is offering a confidential survey regarding the community's perspective on the next Chief of Police and the Police Department.

  • Santa Barbara City Wins Vacation Rental Enforcement Lawsuit

    Santa Barbara City Attorney Ariel Calonne announced the City’s victory in Santa Barbara Inland & Coastal Property Rights Association vs. City of Santa Barbara. 

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