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Contact City TV

City TV is located in the lower floor of Santa Barbara City Hall at the corner of Anacapa Street and De La Guerra Street in downtown Santa Barbara.

735 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805.564.5311
Fax: 805.564.5556


City TV Staff


Chris Bell

City TV Production Supervisor

Chris worked for City TV for nearly 20 years from 1999-2018. During that time he produced numerous, award-winning programs for the City including two that garnered Pacific Southwest Emmys. He produced, filmed, and edited many history documentaries including: Impressions in Time, The People's Parks, and Santa Barbara and the Sea. Chris is a firm believer in the importance of government transparency and access, and this belief serves to guide his work at City TV.  In his spare time Chris enjoys surfing, playing beach volleyball and spending time with his family.

Janet Ahern

City TV Production Specialist

Janet has over 14 years of experience working in Public, Educational, and Government cable access television in Ohio and Illinois.  She also worked in the academic world as a Television Production Specialist for over 10 years.  She enjoys traveling overseas with her daughter, Jennifer.

Joshua Romero

City TV Production Aide - Lead

Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Josh is now working towards his Associates Degree in Film Production at Santa Barbara City College, while also gaining work experience at City TV.  His fascination in video production grew because of his growing interest in technology and YouTube product reviews.  He then served 2 years as a volunteer for the video production team at his church, where he gained experience in live broadcast and video production.  He enjoys online gaming with friends as well as going to Chick Fil for lunch.

Kacey Drescher

Communications Specialist

Kacey connects government and the community through social media, storytelling, and official messaging for the City of Santa Barbara so that transparency is fostered and people feel connected to their City. She has an extensive background in journalism, with 11 years of broadcasting experience as a television reporter and anchor, most recently working at KEYT in Santa Barbara. The instrumental coverage Kacey provided during the devastating Thomas Fire and Montecito Mudslide earned her a Golden Mike Award and she was honored to be a part of KEYT’s Emmy Award-winning news team. A proud Air Force wife and new mom, Kacey is thrilled to be serving her community and utilizing her skill set on the West Coast after reporting in Montana and Alabama.