- 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 It can only be adopted, amended or repealed by a majority citizen vote.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.
- Measure C
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. The new Sales Tax Rate is 8.75%. Measure C, which became effective April 1, 2018, will generate an estimated $22 million per year and provide much-needed general purpose funding, which can be used for critical infrastructure, to address deferred maintenance of City facilities, and to replace the City's outdated and unsafe police station.
- City Officials
Lists of the Mayor and Council and Department Heads.
- 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.
Last Updated: Dec 4, 2014