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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Saturday, June 29, 2013

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Joseph Centeno County Government Building

The County of Santa Barbara, on behalf of the Board of Supervisors, is pleased to announce the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the newly remodeled Joseph Centeno Betteravia Government Center.


Scheduled event participants include the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, former County Supervisor Joseph Centeno, as well as project contractor Michael J. Diani of Diani Building Corp.

2013 Board Chair, Supervisor Salud Carbajal noted, “Santa Maria and all North County residents will benefit greatly from the newly remodeled Joseph Centeno Betteravia Government Center. The redesigned entrances will significantly enhance the access to essential public services and greatly improve the ability of the public to participate in Board, Planning Commission, and other regional policy making bodies.”

The existing 14,661 sq. ft. Joseph Centeno Betteravia Administration Building, located at 511 East Lakeside Parkway in Santa Maria, houses the Auditor-Controller, Clerk-Recorder-Assessor, CRA Elections, Treasurer-Tax Collector, Veterans Administration, and the Fourth and Fifth District Supervisor Offices. Additionally, the building is used as the North County Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors Hearing Room.

The 2,000 sq. ft. addition includes a new lobby, men’s and women’s restrooms, CSBTV office, and storage space for hearing room equipment. The project also minimally renovated the existing hearing room including a revised entry, increased seating capacity, improved circulation, audio video improvements and new finishes, and will house the new Betteravia Gallery North, curated by the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission.

Construction began in September of 2012 and is now complete. In addition, be advised that the Board of Supervisors will resume meeting in Santa Maria at the Joseph Centeno Betteravia Government Building beginning Tuesday July 9, 2013.

For questions or further information regarding this announcement please contact the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at 805-568-2240 or the General Services Department at 805-568-2626.

Event details:

Date: Monday, July 1, 2013

Ribbon Cutting: 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Art Reception: 3:00 – 5:00 PM - Opening Reception in the Betteravia Gallery North

Location: Joseph Centeno Betteravia Government Center, 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria, CA