In June, 1973, the City Council established an advisory group to oversee and coordinate the activities of Santa Barbara's Sister City Program. The Sister City Program is part of the People-to-People Program initiated by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1956 to promote friendship among people regardless of race, color or creed. This is done through the activities of private citizens, organizations and the City itself.
This is done through the activities of private citizens, organizations and the City itself. Currently, Santa Barbara's Sister Cities include Dingle, Ireland; Kotor, Montenegro; Patras, Greece; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; San Juan Metro Manila, Philippines; Toba City, Japan; and Weihai, People's Republic of China.
|Membership||3 Members (appointed by the City Council)
Each Sister City Committee operating an active program under the Sister City affiliate relationship appoints 1 member and 1 alternate member. The alternate may vote only in the absence of the regular member.
The members representing the Sister City committees must be residents of the City or adjoining areas of the County of Santa Barbara.
|Length of Term||The 3 members appointed by City Council serve for 4 years and until their successors are appointed. Terms expire December 31 of the appropriate year.|
|Meeting Schedule||The Board meets on the first Wednesday of every other month at noon in Conference Room 15, City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street.|
|Time Involved||Approximately 1 hour per meeting. Additional time commitment may be required for related activities.|
|Financial Disclosure Requirement||None|
|Staff||Mayor & Council Office, (805) 564-5318.|
|Reference||Resolution Nos. 10-075, 09-073, 06-077, 06-076, 03-074, 03-008, 00-114, 96-024, 96-023, 96-022, 93-092, 93-023, 87-126, 87-110, 86-162, 86-060, 82-099, 82-036, 77-105, 7742, and 7741.|