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County Chambers & Downtown Santa Barbara - COVID-19 Update

Letter to Downtown Members

COVID-19 Resources & Promotions

Ways to Support Downtown

Designated Shopping Time for Seniors & Immunosuppressed 

Ordinance Update



Governor Newsom's Executive Order

Housecall Pro's Coronavirus Home Services Hub

Understanding SBA Economic Injur Disaster Loans Webinar

State of California Resources for Employers and Workers

SB County Public Health Department Information Portal

CDC's Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources

Workplace Tips For Employees

Guidance for Employers

Guidance for Public Event Organizers

Social Distancing Guidance for Food Facilities

Guidance to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Food & Beverage Venues

Paid Family Medical Leave



Montecito Bank & Trust

Pacific Premier Bank

Community West Bank

American Riviera Bank

Union Bank



Restaurant Connection




SB Bites




SB Independent

Santa Barbara News Press




Voice Magazine


MTD Update

DMV Update

Street Cleaning




All Performances at Lobero Theatre - Suspended through March 31

All Performances at Granada Theatre - Suspended through March 31

All UCSB Arts and Lectures Events - Canceled

Santa Barbara International Orchid Show - Canceled

Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival - Postponed until July 10

Santa Barbara Culinary Experience - Canceled

Banff Mountain Film Festival - Canceled

Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival - Postponed to August 19-23

Cars & Coffee every Sunday - Postponed



Other Resources

Government, Community, and Business Resources

Welcome to Santa Barbara, California: a captivating blend of colorful history, distinctive architecture, and legendary Southern California lifestyle. Known around the world as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara rests between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Just 92 miles north of Los Angeles and 332 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Barbara is easily accessible for visitors from around the world.

To learn more on Santa Barbara, we invite you to visit the websites listed below.

Government Resources

City of Santa Barbara

City of Santa Barbara Police Department

City of Santa Barbara Fire Department

County of Santa Barbara

California Rehab & Recovery

City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department

Downtown Ambassadors

Santa Barbara Visitor Center

Public Safety Resources

Abandoned Vehicles (Public Property)
(805) 897-2413

Abandoned Shopping Cart Hotline/Form

Addiction Resource

Animal Control
(805) 963-1513

Creeks Hotline (Dumping/Water Quality)
(805) 897-2688

Downtown Ambassadors
(805) 882-8999

Fire Department Non-Emergency
(805) 965-5254

Graffiti Abatement - Removal Hotline
(805) 897-2513

Illegal Dumping
(805) 963-1852

Information (City Hall)
(805) 963-0611

Leaf Blower Complaints
(805) 882-8900

Noise Complaints
(805) 882-8900

Non-Emergency Dispatch Hotline
(805) 882-8890

Pothole Reporting Hotline
(805) 564-5454

Sewer Problems
(805) 564-5413

Shopping Cart Hotline
(888) 992-4778

Sidewalk Cleaning & Landscape Maintenance
(805) 335-0810

Street & Sidewalk Repair
(805) 564-5454

Street Lights
(805) 564-5416

Street Sweeping
(805) 882-8900

Storm Drain Hotline
(805) 564-5458

Traffic Signals
(805) 564-5454

Trash Complaints
(805) 564-5486

Tree Concerns
(805) 564-5433

Vector Control (Rodents & Mosquitoes)
(805) 560-7510

Water Problems (Broken Mains & Street Flooding)
(805) 564-5413


Santa Barbara is Now a Smoke-Free City

The City adopted a new law prohibiting smoking in outdoor public areas to provide a healthy, family-friendly, and clean environment for residents and visitors. Smoke-free outdoor areas will reduce cigarette butt litter, lower the risk of fires, and limit public exposure to secondhand smoke. Smoking is prohibited in the following areas:

  • Beaches
  • Parks, including sports fields, open spaces, and trails
  • Sidewalks and paseos citywide in commercial and residential areas
  • City parking structures and lots
  • Stearns Wharf
  • Outdoor restaurant patios before 10:00 pm
  • Outdoor recreational areas and sports facilities, community centers, and library plazas
  • Events open to the public

Smoking is defined to include tobacco, marijuana, and electronic vaping devices. The law is currently in effect with signage planned for installation on sidewalks and other outdoor areas in early 2018. The City will use verbal warnings and public education as the primary means of enforcement. Your cooperation is appreciated.

For more information and frequently asked questions, visit

Community Resources

Metropolitan Transit District (MTD)

Visit Santa Barbara

The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region

Santa Barbara County Arts Commission

Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Santa Barbara Public Library

Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation

University of California Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara City College

Business Resources

General Resources

Video Resource Library

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