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  • Interested in local control over your energy choices? Curious about Community Choice Energy for the Central Coast?  Learn More at

  • Santa Barbara County Homelessness Program Receives 2016 Challenge Award - The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Challenge Award recognizes innovation and best practices in county government. This year, CSAC received a record number of entries (279) and a record number of counties entering (41) in four categories.  An independent panel of judges with expertise in county programs selected the award recipients.  Santa Barbara County's Central Coast Collaborative on Homelessness (C3H), a countywide program that works in partnership with community stakeholder groups to minimize the impacts of homelessness, received the award. To read about the program and its results, go to or

  • Rey Fire Information - The Rey Fire is 100% contained. Maps and information from the fire can be accessed at

  • Check out our new web platform to access information about County Boards, Commissions and Committees. Hundreds of citizen volunteers assist the Board of Supervisors in the development of critical policies. For info about the application and appointment process, go to or contact the Clerk of the Board Office at (805) 568-2240. Read press release here.

  • The Public Works Department will host free Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection events on Saturday, October 1 from 9:00-1:00 in New Cuyama and Sunday, October 2 from 9:00-2:00 in Santa Ynez.  Bring items like paint, pesticides, computers, TVs, and much more. Visit for details.

  • The Assessment Appeals filing period is open from July 2, 2016 through November 30, 2016. Click here for more information on the Assessment Appeals process, mandatory filing fees, and to download the current form.