Final Budget Deliberations During Special City Council Meeting Wednesday

Source: City of Santa Barbara

The City Council will conduct its final budget deliberation at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8 in City Council Chambers. The proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 budget includes a $156 Million General Fund and more than $300 Million in capital projects in process, which will contribute to improved roads, infrastructure, and activities for residents and businesses.

The City Council heard from departments about their budget and workloads over a series of seven budget meetings. On Wednesday, staff will seek final direction from the Council as the City works toward adoption of the FY2023 budget.

Some of the priority projects that will be included in the proposed budget being deliberated by Council include:

  • State Street Master Planning Process
  • De La Guerra Plaza Project
  • Carrillo Gym Renovation
  • Lease purchase of two Fire Apparatus

The City Council is scheduled to formally adopt its budget at its June 21 meeting. The City’s recommended budget for FY2023 can be found by accessing the new, online budget tool at

The complete agenda and instructions for public participation can be found here: Santa Barbara City Council Regular Meeting Agenda (

Watch Wednesday at 6 p.m. on City TV Cox Channel 18 or watch live on YouTube at:

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  1. Bird, you’re right. And I think that’s a great observation. The Santa Barbara City managers like it that way – they can take as long as they want to do as little as they want, with as little public involvement as possible. Why should they work efficiently and adhere to deadlines like private sector workers? They simply dont have any force pushing them to do so. And this is why massive taxpayer dollars are going down the tubes (= into the pension black hole ultimately) in California every day, week, month, and year.

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