Articles From : CityofSantaBarbara

  • 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. 

  • Santa Barbara Officials Respond to Claims in LA Magazine Article

    The Santa Barbara City Administrator, City Attorney, and Interim Police Chief have issued a joint statement in response to claims made in the Los Angeles Magazine article.

  • Santa Barbara Public Library Offers Series of Caregiver Classes

    Families in Santa Barbara with young children face a shortage of high-quality childcare; there is more demand for childcare than space available.

  • Underground Storage Tank Replacement Project Begins at the Harbor

    A new underground storage tank replacement project begins at the Santa Barbara Harbor that will not allow public parking in certain areas.

  • Drop in Sales and Occupancy Taxes

    The City of Santa Barbara received 12.6% less in sales tax and 68% less in transient occupancy tax compared to last year.

  • Barge Off East Beach Assisting with Desalination Equipment

    A barge is anchored off East Beach to help with work being performed on the City of Santa Barbara's desalination plant.

  • Two Virtual Climate Brainstorming Sessions

    Santa Barbara wants to partner with the community to reach carbon neutrality by 2035 and will host two virtual community brainstorming session.

  • How El Estero Water Resource Center Works

    Ever wonder where the water goes after you flush the toilet? El Estero Water Resource Center works to enhance the City of Santa Barbara's quality of life.

  • Land Development Team Expands On-Demand Permit Types

    The City of Santa Barbara has expanded their on-demand permitting process for additional services.

  • SB Launches Online Workshop for New Residential Building Size Standards

    The City of Santa Barbara is seeking the public’s input to help develop new standards for multi-unit housing projects.

  • Santa Barbara Launches On-Demand Solar Permitting

    To support local energy resiliency the City of Santa Barbara has launched on-demand permitting for solar and solar with battery energy storage systems.

  • Santa Barbara City to Host Workshops on Building Code Enhancements

    The City of Santa Barbara will host two public workshops on building code enhancements for new buildings within the city.

  • Santa Barbara Searches for 2021 Poet Laureate

    The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture, in partnership with the city of Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Public Library, is pleased to announce the 2021 Poet Laureate search.

  • City Launches Together to Zero Climate Campaign

    The City of Santa Barbara announces the “Together to Zero” climate campaign with the launch of a climate action video and community survey.

  • Street Sweeping to Resume February 16

    Residential street sweeping and all associated parking enforcement will resume on Tuesday, February 16th, 2021.

  • Community Wildfire Protection Plan Completed

    Santa Barbara City's final Community Wildfire Protection Plan and Program Environmental Impact Report are now available.

  • Santa Barbara Tax Revenue Down 65% in December

    The City of Santa Barbara's transient occupancy taxes for December 2020 was down 65% from December last year.

  • Santa Barbara Assistant City Administrator Appointed

    After conducting a nationwide recruitment, City Administrator Paul Casey is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Bjork as Assistant City Administrator

  • Santa Barbara Tax Results from November

    The City of Santa Barbara collected $1.0 million in transient occupancy taxes for November 2020, 21.8% below last year.

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