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  • Potential PSPS event for Unincorporated Area of Santa Barbara County – Friday, October 18, 2019  Southern California Edison (SCE) has notified the public that they are considering turning off power to some areas of Santa Barbara County later this week due to expected high winds.  Power has not yet been turned off for these areas.  The outage may impact coastal areas west of Goleta from Gaviota to Jalama Beach along the 101.  This outage may begin on Friday 10/18 any time after 12pm (noon).  If you live or work in or near this area, you should make preparations for a possible multiple day power outage lasting as long as 5-7 days.  More information will be provided as it becomes available.  We encourage residents to check on your friends and neighbors to make sure they are prepared.  Call SCE directly at 1-800-611-1911 or visit www.sce.com/safety/wildfire/psps with questions related to this potential outage.  For tips on how to prepare, click here

  • Posible corte de energía (PSPS) para área no incorporada del condado de Santa Bárbara - viernes 18 de octubre de 2019 - Southern California Edison (SCE) ha notificado al público que están considerando apagar la electricidad en algunas áreas del condado de Santa Bárbara a finales de esta semana debido a fuertes vientos esperados. La electricidad no se ha apagado en estas áreas en este momento. El apagón puede afectar las áreas costeras al oeste de Goleta desde Gaviota hasta Jalama Beach a lo largo de la 101. Este apagón puede comenzar el viernes 10/18 después de las 12 pm (mediodía). Si vive o trabaja en o cerca de esta área, debe hacer los preparativos para un posible corte de energía de varios días que puede durar entre 5 y 7 días. Se proporcionará más información a medida que esté disponible. Alentamos a los residentes a consultar a sus amigos y vecinos para asegurarse de que estén preparados. Llame a SCE directamente al 1-800-611-1911 o visite www.sce.com/safety/wildfire/psps con preguntas relacionadas con este posible apagón. Para obtener consejos sobre cómo prepararse, haga clic aquí. 

  • The 2019 County of Santa Barbara Annual Report is now available highlighting services provided by Santa Barbara County government in the fiscal year beginning June 2018 and ending July 2019.

  • Looking to file an application to reduce your property tax assessment? The Assessment Appeals filing period is now open from Tuesday, July 2, 2019 through Monday, December 2, 2019. Click here for more information on the Assessment Appeals process, mandatory filing fees, and to download the current form.

  • 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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