News & Announcements

  • Please note that County of Santa Barbara business offices will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020 in observance of the Presidents' Day holiday.

  • POLL WORKERS URGENTLY NEEDED IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY FOR MARCH 3 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION - Poll worker training for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election is starting Tuesday, February 18 throughout the county, yet the Registrar of Voters office announced it is in need of 26 volunteers to serve as clerks in south county, and more countywide as back-up in case of last minute cancellations. Read Press Release.

  • BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RECEIVES REPORT ON HOMELESS DEATHS IN THE COUNTY - Reported Homeless Deaths in 2018 Are Down Slightly from 2017. Read Press Release.

  • BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AUTHORIZES STAFF TO SEEK $4 MILLION IN NEW STATE FUNDING FOR HOMELESS HOUSING, ASSISTANCE AND PREVENTION - Following on several recent new initiatives and collaboration focused on diversion, mental health and homeless services and facilities, called "transformative" by Board of Supervisors Chair Gregg Hart, today the County Board of Supervisors authorized staff to submit applications for state funding from the Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) program. Read Press Release.

  • BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEDICATES $10.1 MILLION FOR ROAD RESTORATION IN MONTECITO COMMUNITY AND SURROUNDING AREA. Read Press Release.

  • BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVES EXTENSIVE FUNDING FOR HOUSING PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS - On February 4, 2020, the County Board of Supervisors heralded a new program to divert individuals with serious mental illness or substance abuse from jail to services and support. This is one in a host of recent new initiatives focused on diversion, mental health and homeless services and facilities. Read Press Release.

  • Election Day is March 3, 2020; County and State Voter Information Guides Enroute to Voters. Read more.