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  • The Fiscal 2017-18 Highlights of the Board of Supervisors and County departmental achievements is now available.
  • The First 5 Commission of Santa Barbara County appointed Interim Executive Director Wendy Sims-Moten to Executive Director of First 5 Santa Barbara County. Since 1996 she has been the business manager for First 5 overseeing its fiscal systems and accountability, operations, human resources, and organizational and staff development. Read full press release.

  • Individuals in need of a wheelchair can enjoy a day at the beach and navigate the sand to reach the water's edge more easily with an all-terrain wheelchair. The County Parks Division recently added four versatile, sand-friendly beach wheelchairs available free-of-charge on a first-come, first-serve basis at Arroyo Burro, Goleta and Jalama beaches, and Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Preserve. Read full press release.

  • County Undersheriff Named as Assistant County Executive Officer Over Public Safety - County Executive Officer Mona Miyasato announced today that Bernard "Barney" Melekian, the current Undersheriff for the County, will be joining her office as an Assistant County Executive Officer (ACEO) over public safety beginning September 10, 2018. Read the full press release here

  • Cannabis Amendments to County Ordinance Now in Effect; New Website Launched - Read Press Release / Visit Website

  • To review the FY 18-19 Recommended Budget materials and a helpful "Budget At A Glance" brochure, go to the 2018-19 Budget Page

  • In the event of a power outage, local radio stations become an important source for emergency information. Visit this link for a list of stations to check if you lose power and cannot access the internet.

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