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City Launches Online Business License Portal and Announces Changes to Business License Renewal Period
In an effort to improve tax and license administration services and enhance customer service, the City will launch an online business portal and move to a calendar-year business license renewal period in January 2023.
November 30, 2022
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Tax Results for the City of Santa Barbara
The City of Santa Barbara collected $2.86 million in transient occupancy taxes (TOT) for October 2022. TOT revenues in October 2022 were about 17.4% above the monthly budget, continuing a solid uptrend that is fueled by higher average…
November 23, 2022
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Construction Project at Central Library Progressing - Children's Library Now Open
The City's construction projects at Central Library at 40 E. Anapamu St. have progressed to the point that will allow families to access the Children's Library beginning Friday, November 18. The Children's Library will have books and…
November 17, 2022
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Applications Open for Youth Chef Apprentice Program
The Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for the 2023 Chef Apprentice Program.
November 15, 2022
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36th Annual Santa Barbara Parade of Lights Scheduled for December 11
On Sunday, December 11, come enjoy one of Santa Barbara’s signature holiday events – the 36th Annual Parade of Lights. All event activities are FREE! Beginning at noon families can visit a Winter Wonderland on the City Pier in Santa…
November 14, 2022
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City Council Votes to Terminate Employment of City Attorney in Special Closed Session 
On November 8, 2022, following a Special Closed Session meeting of the City Council, Mayor Randy Rowse reported that the Council voted to terminate the employment of public employee, City Attorney Ariel Calonne, effective December 8, 2022…
November 8, 2022
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Loma Alta Drive Closed to Vehicular Traffic Beginning October 24
The City of Santa Barbara Public Works Department is preparing for potential storm impacts in the future. Beginning Monday, October 24, 2022, to May 2023, the Streets Operations and Infrastructure Management division will close Loma Alta…
October 27, 2022
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Ortega Park Community Update to be Held on November 12
The City's Parks and Recreation Department will host a community event to provide an update on the Ortega Park Renewal Project and the evolution of the park’s design over the past year. The Department will also use the event to gather any…
October 24, 2022
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Tax Results for the City of Santa Barbara
Transient Occupancy Tax Results for the City of Santa Barbara – Month Ended September 30, 2022 The City of Santa Barbara collected $3.21 million in transient occupancy taxes (TOT) for September 2022. TOT revenues in September 2022 were…
October 20, 2022
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Plaza del Mar Band Shell Project Secures Grant Funding To Move Forward With Restoration
The project to restore the Band Shell at Plaza del Mar, one of Santa Barbara's oldest parks, has secured critical grant funding to continue the planned restoration. The structure, originally constructed in 1919, long served as a cultural…
October 13, 2022
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