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Marck Aguilar
Business Liaison
(805) 897-1933

Mailing Address:
ATTN: Marck Aguilar
City of Santa Barbara
Community Development Department
PO BOX 1990
Santa Barbara, CA 93102

In Person:
Permit Center
630 Garden Street
(Planning/Zoning Counter)
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Office Hours
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Mon-Fri, Closed every other Friday


Business Liaison


The Business Liaison acts as the central point of contact for development projects, opening the lines of communication and offering solutions to issues or conflicting regulations, and will follow the project through to completion. The Business Liaison facilitates communication between project applicants and City staff, to allow for a coordinated and efficient movement of applications between departments. This position reports to the City Planner.

Projects meeting any one of the following criteria fall under the purview of the Business Liaison:

  • Private nonresidential or mixed-use development projects (new, remodel, addition) requiring a building permit and located on State Street, between Gutierrez Street and Sola Street.
  • Any improvement that requires a building permit and involves a hotel, large grocery store, medical facility, or auto dealership.
  • Other projects, as directed by the Community Development Director.

In addition to being the initial point of contact, the Business Liaison serves to assist applicants in understanding the City’s requirements, which will enable them to submit complete applications and avoid possible delays; work as a liaison between City divisions, including Planning, Building and Safety, Transportation Planning, Engineering, Environmental Services, Creeks, City Attorney, and Fire Prevention, and others as needed from application submittal through permit plan check; and, facilitate communication and positive working relationships.

Call or Email
Marck Aguilar, Business Liaison / Project Planner