• Inspiring Resilience & Recovery: Board of Supervisors to Hold Budget Workshops April 12, 14, 16. April 12 agenda is linked here. Read the Press Release. Budget Workshop materials are linked here.

  • EDC and the County are offering FREE webinar about COVID-19 business resources made available through the American Rescue Plan.  Learn how to access new opportunities & programs like EIDL, PPP, UI Benefits, Federal Grants & more.
    12-1:30 p.m., Mon., April 19 - Register HERE

  • April 1: Update on the Cannabis Retail Storefront Application Process: The list of preliminary ranked storefront retail locations by Community Plan Area (CPA) is posted online.

  • Isla Vista County Beaches Closed April 2-4 and April 9-11Read More

  • The County is seeking public input on recreation needs, including parks, trails, open spaces, and recreational facilities such as sports fields and courts, as it develops a countywide Recreation Master Plan. Learn More and Take our Survey

  • On any given night in the county, more than 150 Veterans are experiencing homelessness. To reduce homelessness among Veterans, the Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County Continuum of Care and local stakeholders launched a 100-Day Challenge. Read more here

  • Santa Barbara County COVID-19 Rental Assistance Grant Program NOW AVAILABLE. Read more at https://www.unitedwaysb.org/rent. Programa de subvenciones de asistencia de alquiler AHORA DISPONIBLE. Para obtener más información y presentar una solicitud, visite unitedwaysb.org/es/rent

  • The County of Santa Barbara has begun providing Spanish interpretation of Board of Supervisors meetings. Read More

    El Condado de Santa Bárbara ha comenzado a ofrecer interpretación en español de las reuniones de la Junta de Supervisores. Más información

  • The County of Santa Barbara is announcing the launch of the One Climate Initiative to engage the public on a broad range of efforts that will reduce carbon emissions, prepare for increased climate impacts and improve community quality of life. Learn more here

  • UPDATED June 23 - COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA PROGRAMS AND SERVICES TEMPORARY CHANGES IN SERVICE DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC - County public counters are closed until further notice. However, most departments have online, mail, fax, phone and drop boxes for the public to continue accessing programs and services. Please read for details or visit the department websites that are each linked.