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  • Administrative Services
    Mission: Provide effective support services that encompass preparing the official city record, conducting elections, and providing human resources and information system services.
  • Airport
    The Santa Barbara Airport's Mission "As the Tri-County region's "Airport of Choice", Santa Barbara Airport will be self-sustaining, exceed expectations for safety and quality service, and meet the air transportation and economic development needs of its customers and partners."
  • City Administrator
    Mission: Responsible for the overall management and administration of the City of Santa Barbara, based upon the City Charter and the policy direction provided by the City Council.
  • City Attorney
    Mission: Provide correct, helpful, timely and cost-effective legal representation and advice to the City Council and City departments in matters of law pertaining to the functioning of the City.
  • Community Development
    Mission: Assist public management community development to preserve the quality of life, promote appropriate design, ensure safe construction and establish a sound economic base within the constraints of the City's environment & resources.
  • Finance
    Mission: Provide financial guidance to City Council and departments and manage the City’s financial operations.
  • Fire
    Mission: We, the members of the Santa Barbara City Fire Department, are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of our community through the preservation of life, property and the environment.
  • Library
    The mission statement of the Santa Barbara Public Library System is to provide information services, reading materials and educational resources to residents of all ages from the Santa Ynez Valley to Carpinteria.
  • Parks & Recreation
    Mission: Provide residents and visitors with diverse open space, parks, beaches and community forest resources, creek restoration and water quality enhancements, and to enrich people’s lives with varied recreation and community services.
  • Police
    Mission: Operating under a Community Oriented Policing philosophy, create and maintain a safe community where people can live in peace, without the fear of crime.
  • Public Works
    Mission: We provide our community with the sustainable foundation to thrive by delivering quality services and public infrastructure through efficient and fiscally responsible practices.
  • Waterfront
    Mission: To serve the needs of both residents and tourists alike. Berthing Rates, the Museum of Natural History’s Sea Center, the Maritime Museum, Special Events and Cruise Ship landings, Harbor Patrol, Parking Services, and information on the NOAA/Channel Islands Natural Marine Sanctuary are all provided here.
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2015
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