Articles From : CityofSantaBarbara

  • 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. 

  • 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.

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