City of Santa Barbara Welcomes New City Administrator Kelly McAdoo
Kelly McAdoo

After completing a comprehensive nationwide recruitment, the City of Santa Barbara is excited to announce the appointment of Kelly McAdoo as the new City Administrator, effective late May.

Felipa 02/15/2024 - 11:17 AM
Santa Barbara County Sees More City Manager Retirements
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At least two administrators from the Santa Barbara County area will vacate their positions this month.

Brittany Maldonado 09/12/2023 - 5:00 AM
Santa Barbara contracts with Avenu for modernized tax and license administration services

“It’s about time,” one council member said.

Brittany M. 05/10/2022 - 8:01 AM
One City Could Declare Chick-fil-A a Public Nuisance

Customers have always been willing to brave long lines for Chick-fil-A. It’s great for the company, but it can be a major headache for neighborhoods.

Brittany M. 03/22/2022 - 6:15 AM
Santa Barbara Names Rebecca Bjork as Interim City Administrator

Santa Barbara Interim Community Development Director Rebecca Bjork has been promoted to another interim role.

Brittany M. 08/24/2021 - 4:35 AM
Santa Barbara Administrator Paul Casey Says Farewell
Casey called it an honor and privilege to have served the city.
Brittany M. 07/20/2021 - 6:35 AM
US News & World Report Ranks Best Cities to Live in 2021-2022
Fourteen California cities made the list. 
Brittany M. 07/15/2021 - 7:51 AM
Santa Barbara Councilwoman Meagan Harmon Appointment to Coastal Commission
The governor announced Harmon’s appointment on May 4, passing up Santa Barbara County Supervisor Das Williams and Morro Bay Mayor John Headding.
Brittany M. 05/13/2021 - 8:09 AM
Santa Barbara assistant city manager takes manager’s position in Encinitas
Pam Antil has held her current position since 2015. She previously served as assistant city manager in San Jose and Palo Alto.
Brittany M. 09/10/2020 - 4:14 AM
In Santa Barbara, Cannabis Causes Headaches for Traditional Farmers

Santa Barbara County now leads the state in the number of legal marijuana grows.

Brittany M. 08/22/2019 - 5:40 AM