- City Charter
A Santa Barbara city charter acts like a constitution for the city. It can only be adopted, amended or repealed by a majority citizen vote. The charter allows the city to take into account the unique local conditions and needs of the community.
- City Election Information
Municipal Elections are administered by the City Clerk's Office. The General Municipal Election is held in November of odd-numbered years.
- City Officials
Lists of the Mayor and Council and Department Heads.
- Conflict of Interest
The Political Reform Act requires most state & local government officials/employees to publicly disclose their personal assets & income and disqualify themselves from participating in decisions which may affect their personal financial interests.
- Mayor & City Council
Mission: Establish policy, approve programs, and oversee the financial affairs of the City to govern the City of Santa Barbara.
- Municipal Code
A compendium of the most active by-laws arranged into chapters, articles, sections, subsections, paragraphs, table of contents and index. By-laws are edited and revised where necessary to clarify and provide a comprehensive body of law.
- City Organization Chart
Organization Chart for the City of Santa Barbara.
- Holiday Closures
Most City administrative offices and facilities will be closed from Tuesday, December 24, 2013 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Offices will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2014.
Last Updated: Dec 4, 2013