Budget & Finance
- Revenue News
The Revenue News reports on major General Fund revenue activity, including Sales Tax and Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT). The most recent media releases can be found here.
- Financial Transparency Tool
The Financial Transparency Tool provides employees and residents alike with the ability to see the City's current budget and four prior years of revenues and expenses in a user-friendly graphical interface.
- Recommended Operating and Capital Budget for Fiscal Year 2021
The Recommended Operating and Capital Budget for Fiscal Year 2021 is comprised of all City funds, including the General Fund, special revenue funds and enterprise funds. Each fund accounts for distinct and uniquely funded operations. The FY 2021 Adopted Budget includes a total combined operating budget of $357.1 million and a combined capital budget totaling $68.8 million.
- City Budget Archives
The City Budget Archives contain Fiscal-Year Adopted budgets in electronic form.
- Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is transmitted to the Mayor, City Council and Citizens of the City of Santa Barbara in November of each year. The most recent reports are available here.
- Single Audit Report
A Single Audit is conducted for each year the City expends in excess of $750,000 in federal funds. A Single Audit is a City-wide audit of expenditures of federal funds and includes both financial and compliance components.
- City of Santa Barbara Investment Program
The City adopts an annual Statement of Investment Policy, which governs the investment of public funds and outlines the City’s investment objectives. The City portfolio is updated monthly and provides a detailed listing of all securities held by the City.
- Comparative Indicators Report
Find out how the City’s revenues and expenditures compare with 10 other similar California cities.
- Annual Performance Management Program Reports
The City’s Performance Management Program aligns program goals with Council priorities, encourages employee responsibility for operations by tracking progress on projects and work efforts, and identifies opportunities for improvement. The most recent annual department and program reports are available here.
Last Updated: Apr 21, 2020