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Economic Development

Jason Harris
Economic Development Manager
(805) 564-5306


Elizabeth Stotts
Homelessness Programs Analyst
(805) 564-5511

State Street Master Plan

Tess Harris
State Street Master Planner
(805) 564-5563


Community Vitality Initiatives


 What We Do

  • We coordinate activities and work with community business leaders to strengthen commercial corridors and assist businesses with recovery.

  • We complete special studies, as directed by City Council, that support Santa Barbara’s unique character by balancing the needs of residents, businesses, and the Santa Barbara community at large in order to create a vibrant City.

Latest News

On Thursday, February 16, 2023, the City and the MIG consulting team will lead a discussion with the State Street Advisory Committee (SSAC) on learnings from the existing conditions analysis and community engagement efforts, provide…
State Street News
February 13, 2023
For the first time ever, the City will have the presence of a homeless outreach team during the evening and weekend hours in the Downtown Corridor and along the Waterfront. The City will also be continuing its commitment to provide…
January 30, 2023
There are various governmental programs that can assist businesses and the public with disaster recovery, listed below is an overview of the programs and points of contact for assistance.
January 19, 2023
On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, the City and the MIG consulting team will provide an update on the State Street “Create State” Master Plan. Major work efforts over the last six months include analyzing existing economic, transportation,…
State Street News
January 19, 2023
The Business News in Brief Newsletter went out for the first time in January. This is the City’s inaugural quarterly business newsletter. The City values our business and nonprofit community and wants to ensure your business or…
January 10, 2023
Help Design State Street! On Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th, the City will host workshops at 821 State Street (between Canon Perdido and De La Guerra Streets) for members of the community to help create…
State Street News
December 8, 2022
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