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Economic Development

Jason Harris
Economic Development Manager
(805) 564-5306
JHarris@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

Homelessness

Elizabeth Stotts
Homelessness Programs Analyst
(805) 564-5511
EStotts@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

State Street Master Plan

Tess Harris
State Street Master Planner
(805) 564-5563
THarris@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

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Community Vitality Initiatives

Sections

 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

State Street Master Plan Downtown Principles
Upcoming State Street Advisory Committee Hearing – August 15
On August 15, 2022, the City's consulting firm (MIG, Inc) will lead a discussion with the …
August 12, 2022
State Street Master Plan Contract Cover
Upcoming State Street Master Plan Contract Council Hearing
On July 26, 2022 City Council will hold a hearing to receive an update on the work of the…
July 21, 2022
Upper State RAP Meeting screenshot
Eastside Regional Action Plan Meeting – July 15
Join a virtual Regional Action Plan meeting on July 15, from 10-11am, hosted by the Santa Barbara Alliance for Community Transformation, which brings together area stakeholders and City staff to discuss homelessness and develop…
July 12, 2022
Upper State RAP Meeting screenshot
Downtown / Waterfront Regional Action Plan Meeting – July 6
Join a virtual Regional Action Plan meeting on July 6, from 3-4pm, hosted by the Santa Barbara Alliance for Community Transformation, which brings together area stakeholders and City staff to discuss homelessness and develop collaborative…
June 22, 2022
Upper State RAP Meeting screenshot
Eastside Regional Action Plan Meeting – July 1
Join a virtual Regional Action Plan meeting on July 1, from 10-11am, hosted by the Santa Barbara Alliance for Community Transformation, which brings together area stakeholders and City staff to discuss homelessness and develop…
June 22, 2022
State Street outdoor patio
Santa Barbara Receives Proposals for State Street Master Plan
Eight firms submitted proposals to the City for the State Street Master Plan project by close of the request for proposals response period on March 24. Staff will analyze the responses to determine the most appropriate proposal that…
April 18, 2022
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