Since September 2017, City of Santa Barbara, Downtown Ambassadors have been enhancing the experience on State Street, by maintaining a consistent presence and working alongside local organizations, businesses, and citizens for wholesome solutions.
Often as the first point of contact for the downtown area, we provide a variety of services including but, not limited to, the list below:
Please check the resources below for contact information on who to call for other issues on State Street.
Ambassador Hours of Operations:
May vary due to holidays, and special events. Our hours are adjusted to support the downtown infrastructure.
Sunday – Monday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Criminal and Illegal Behavior:
Illegal vending, portraying disruptive behavior or noise complaints:
(Non-Emergency) Police Dispatch at (805) 882-8900
Graffiti, cleaning, or landscaping on the sidewalks or streets of State Street:
Downtown Parking at (805) 564-5656
Graffiti in public:
Graffiti hotline at (805) 897-2526
For further inquiry about the Downtown Ambassador Program:
Drop-in Resources Leaflet
For illegal encampments in the City of Santa Barbara follow the Encampment Reporting Process Links:
Use this form to report an encampment. Requests are logged, assessed, and dispatched according to the order received. Reports made for locations that are not under the City of Santa Barbara's jurisdiction will be sent to the proper responsible agency.
Report Homeless/Individuals In Need
Use this form to report homeless/individuals in need. Requests are logged, assessed, and dispatched according to the order received. Reports made for locations that are not under the City of Santa Barbara's jurisdiction will be sent to the proper responsible agency.
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