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The Airport Receives Prestigious Health Accreditation

May 31, 2022 
The Airport recently received the ACI Airport Health Accreditation, joining a network of more than 400 airports that have prioritized health and safety. The Airport team continues to work every day to ensure a safe and clean space that provides an ease for our passengers. See the award proudly on display on the first floor of the Terminal next to the escalators. Learn more about what is going on at the airport and book your summer travel today at

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WATCH: 2022 State of the City

May 23, 2022 

Recently, Santa Barbara Mayor Randy Rowse and City Administrator Rebecca Bjork delivered the State of the City presentation at a joint cities luncheon hosted by the South Coast Chamber of Commerce.

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City Honored for Achievements in Financial Reporting

May 2, 2022 
The City Finance Department was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada. An impartial panel of judges determined that the City's annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020 demonstrated a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story.

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Stearns Wharf to Celebrate 150th Anniversary

January 3, 2022 

In honor of the iconic landmark’s 150th anniversary, Stearns Wharf merchants will hold Wharf Wednesdays on the first Wednesday of each month. There will be anniversary specials with a bit of history and family-friendly activities. The commemoration will culminate with a special celebration, complete with fireworks, in October.

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City Named Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly Community

December 20, 2021 

The League of American Bicyclists awarded the City’s efforts to build better places to bike with a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award. Santa Barbara joins 497 communities across the country in the movement for safer streets and better bicycling for everyone. The Silver Level BFC award recognizes the City's commitment to improving conditions for all people who bike through investments in bike infrastructure, active transportation policies, education programs, and bike events to encourage biking as a healthy and sustainable transportation option.

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Crosswalk Heroes Needed

June 15, 2021 

The City of Santa Barbara is looking for friendly, caring, and passionate crossing guards, to help keep our children safe. This is a very important role that requires a great deal of responsibility and dependability.

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Watch: “Up Front with SBPD” Alternative Call Response

January 31, 2022 

How does law enforcement respond to community calls for service, when staffing is down nearly 30 percent? Interim Police Chief Bernard Melekian says keeping this community safe and responding to your home or business as conditions require, remains the top priority. While the current circumstances we face made modifications necessary, the department’s commitment to the community ensures that you will not see a drop off in service and you will not see a drop off in police response or care. Learn more about the Police Department Communications Center and how dispatchers prioritize calls.

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Last Updated: Feb 4, 2014
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