- Access Advisory Committee
Assists & advises Accessibility Compliance Staff on disability issues such as ensuring equal access to city programs, activities & services as well as prioritizing capital projects designed to remove physical barriers & improve access at city facilities.
- Airport Commission
In February 1941 our local electorate approved a $149,000 bond issue for the purchase of the land with construction for our airport beginning soon after. It was at this time that our Airport Commission was formed.
- Architectural Board of Review
As Santa Barbara grew from a presidio to a city, little thought was given to architectural continuity. During the rapid growth of the 1880's, most of the new buildings were brick or wood "main street" type structures.
- Arts Advisory Committee
On 9/4/1984, City Council established an Arts Commission Task Force to study the formation, cost and organizational structure of a City Arts Commission. On 8/6/1985, Council adopted Resolution No. 85-105, establishing the Arts Advisory Committee.
- Building & Fire Code Board of Appeals
The Building & Fire Code Board of Appeals was established in 1983 to interpret provisions of the Building & Fire Codes, including suitability of alternate materials. Prior, such appeals were heard by the Architectural Board of Review.
- Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens
This commission is a non-profit private corporation incorporated in 1975 and designated by the California Department of Aging as an Area Agency on Aging for Planning and Service Area 17 (including Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties).
- Citizens' Oversight Committee
In November 2017, Santa Barbara residents approved Measure C - Santa Barbara Critical Infrastructure and Essential Community Services, which provided a one-cent general purpose local sales transaction and use tax. Measure C, which became effective April 1, 2018, will generate an estimated $22 million per year and provide much needed funding for critical infrastructure, to address deferred maintenance of City facilities, and to replace the City's outdated and unsafe police station.
- Civil Service Commission
The Civil Service Commission was created in 1926 to hear and determine all matters involving the suspension, removal or dismissal of members of the Fire or Police Departments.
- Community Development & Human Services Committee
The Community Development and Human Services Committee (CDHSC) was established in 1994 by Resolution No. 94-120 and is a combination of the Citizens Task Force on Community Development and the Human Services Committee.
- Community Events & Festivals Committee
The Community Events and Festivals Committee was established in 1988 by Resolution No. 88-128 to replace the Community Promotion Review Committee.
- Community Formation Commission
The Santa Barbara City Council is establishing the Community Formation Commission (CFC) to guide the creation of a civilian police review system.The CFC will explore different civilian police review systems, existing and new police accountability systems, and the specific needs of Santa Barbara’s many communities. The CFC will also review the Santa Barbara Police Department’s existing standards and protocols.
- Creeks Advisory Committee
The Creeks Advisory Committee assists and advises the City staff, the Park and Recreation Commission, and the City Council on matters pertaining to the City's creek restoration and water quality improvement programs.