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    Newsom Administration on Track to Secure Seven C-130s to Fight Wildfires

    An effort led by the Newsom Administration and congressional leaders resulted in Congress authorizing and accelerating the transfer of seven C-130 aircraft from the United States Coast Guard to CAL FIRE, expanding California’s world-leading firefighting fleet to protect Californians. Governor Gavin Newsom – in partnership with U.S. Senator Alex Padilla...

    Rep. Carbajal Applauds First-Ever Senate Action on Central Coast Heritage Protection Act

    Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) is highlighting the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s approval this week of a bill to upgrade federal protections for Central Coast public lands, the first-ever action taken by the U.S. Senate on his legislation. The Central Coast Heritage Protection Act, which Carbajal reintroduced earlier this year while...

    Santa Barbara County Announces Appointment of Child Support Services Director

    The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors approved the selection of Mette Richardson as the incoming Director of Child Support Services. Richardson will succeed Joni Maiden, who will retire from the position in January 2024. Richardson will officially assume her new role on January 8, 2024. The Director of...

    SB Unified Unveils First Interim Budget Report

    Santa Barbara Unified School District staff will present its first interim budget report at the Wednesday, December 13th Board Meeting. A new reference guide of Fast Fiscal Facts is being released to aid parents and community members in understanding the District’s budget, its revenue sources and expenditures. Understanding school finances...

    Rep. Carbajal Announces Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Delivering $1,000,000 to Improve Central Coast Passenger Rail Options

    Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) announced $1,000,000 in investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support improved passenger rail options for Central Coast residents through a federal rail program created by his work on the landmark 2021 law. The federal investments will support efforts to expand and improve the Pacific Surfliner...

    Notice of Public Review and Comment Opportunity

    Re:  Contaminated Soil Cleanup Project at 810 Bond Ave. / 516 Nopal Street in Santa Barbara Chambers 2001 Living Trust has applied to the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) for a permit to excavate and remove approximately 72 cubic yards of soil contaminated by arsenic, lead, and...

    Next APCD Hearing Board Meeting – February 7, 2024

    Clerk of the APCD260 North San Antonio Road, Suite ASanta Barbara. CA 93110(805) 979-8282 The APCD Hearing Board meets on an as-needed basis, often the first Wednesday of the month at 9:30AM.  Meeting site is determined by the case(s) being heard, and meetings are only held when there are agenda...

    Rep. Carbajal Announces $8,000,000 from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Gaviota Pass Collision Reduction Project

    Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal announced a $8,000,000 grant funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to reduce vehicle collisions with Central Coast wildlife by connecting the habitat on either side of U.S. Highway 101 through the Gaviota Pass. “I championed creating the Wildlife Crossing program when we were writing the Bipartisan...

    Rep. Carbajal Calls Out Republican-Led House for Failing to Act on Legislation Tackling California’s Housing Crisis

    Congressman Salud Carbajal called on the Republican leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives to act on legislation to help mitigate high housing costs and increase access to affordable housing options in California. “The people’s House went the entire month of November without passing a bill to tackle our nation’s...

    City of Santa Barbara Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

    Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded the City of Santa Barbara the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022.  The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of...