Articles From : CityofSantaBarbara

  • Santa Barbara Fines Five Campaigns for Late Filing of Contribution Reports

    The City of Santa Barbara has fined five local campaigns for city offices for filing late contribution reports.

  • Santa Barbara Clean Energy Launches October 1st

    Santa Barbara Clean Energy, the City’s new locally controlled electricity provider, launches October 1st for residential customers.

  • Las Positas and Modoc Roads Multi-Use Path Construction Update

    Work continues on the Las Positas and Modoc Roads Multi-Use Path Project and is expected to wrap up at the end of October.

  • Desal Link Pipeline Project Starts This Fall

    The Desal Link project will connect key community water sources by installing an underground pipeline between the Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant and water mains connected to the Cater Water Treatment Plant.



    The City of Santa Barbara is seeking individuals to serve on the various City Advisory Groups.

  • Sales and Hotel Tax Results for Santa Barbara

    The City of Santa Barbara received a 49% increase in sales tax revenue and 17% increase in transient occupancy tax revenue compared to previous years.

  • Frontier's Fiber to Home Project Starts

    Frontier Communications has started a construction project to bring its Frontier FiberOptic service to many parts of Santa Barbara. 

  • City's Land Development Team Seeks Feedback

    Santa Barbara's Land Development Team is seeking input following changes to the development review process.

  • Santa Barbara Appoints Inaugural Information Technology Director

    Santa Barbara City Council approved the Interim City Administrator’s appointment of Justin Cure as the inaugural Information Technology Director.


    On Monday René Eyerly was appointed as the Interim Assistant City Administrator effective September 25, 2021.

  • Santa Barbara State of the City Address Wednesday

    Santa Barbara’s State of the City address is premiering on Wednesday, September 8, at 7:00 p.m. on the City’s YouTube Channel and City TV Channel 18 and at 8:00 pm in Spanish. 

  • SB Act Homeless Services Video

    The City of Santa Barbara created an informational video on homeless services through SB ACT.

  • Santa Barbara Cruise Ship Program Suspended Until March

    Due to local increased COVID infection rates, the Santa Barbara Waterfront Department will be continuing the suspension of all cruise ship visits to Santa Barbara, until March 1, 2022.

  • What Does the Governor's Drought Declaration Mean for the City's Water Supplies?

    The past winter was especially dry throughout the state, including in Santa Barbara, which received only 48 percent of normal rainfall.

  • Record Bikeshare Ridership in July

    This July, Santa Barbara’s Bike Share Pilot Program hit a new record for bike share trips: in just one month, BCycle users took 9,944 trips and traveled 40,780 miles.

  • Loma Alta Drive Update

    In response to the Loma Alta Fire, the City of Santa Barbara Public Works Department assessed the area for immediate and future concerns for soil displacement and debris flows.

  • Santa Barbara City Council Appoints New Interim City Administrator

    The Santa Barbara City Council appointed Rebecca Bjork as interim City Administrator effective September 11.

  • Council Adopts Natural Gas Prohibition Ordinance for New Buildings

    The Santa Barbara City Council adopted an ordinance that prohibits the installation of natural gas infrastructure in new buildings as an important step toward achieving its goal of carbon neutrality by 2035.

  • Natural Gas Prohibition for New Buildings

    The Santa Barbara City Council has adopted an ordinance that prohibits the installation of natural gas infrastructure in newly constructed buildings as part of its effort to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035.

  • Slurry Seal Treatments on Santa Barbara Streets

    Beginning on August 9, the City will be implementing slurry seal treatments on various high priority streets.

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