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  • Please note that County of Santa Barbara business offices will be closed on Monday, January 21st in observation of Martin Luther King Junior's Birthday.

  • ANNOUNCING THE APPOINTMENT OF NEW COUNTY FIRE CHIEF - Today, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors approved the appointment of Mark A. Hartwig as the next Fire Chief of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. Read Press Release.

  • Volunteers are needed for the 2019 annual Homeless Point In Time (PIT) Count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Teams of volunteers and experts will canvas assigned routes throughout Santa Barbara County and document those experiencing homelessness, which may be used to plan local homeless assistance systems and raise public awareness. Hurry up and register today to ensure you can attend a training session beforehand! WHEN: 5 - 8:30 a.m. Thursday, January 24. VOLUNTEER: Sign up at Read flyer.

  • County Responds to Debris Basin Concerns

    Read Press Release

  • In the event of a power outage, local radio stations become an important source for emergency information. Visit this link for a list of stations to check if you lose power and cannot access the internet.

    Radio Ready