Farr Takes Over as Board Chair

The gavel for the chair of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors was handed over to 3rd District Supervisor Doreen Farr this week. The largely ceremonial process, which rotates a new member of the five-person board through the spot every year, takes place in an election year for Farr, who will face Santa Ynez businessman Steve Pappas. Farr replaces 4th District Supervisor Joni Gray as the board chair.

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