The City of Santa Barbara is seeking individuals to serve on the various City Advisory Groups. Currently, the City has 32 advisory groups and the members of these groups play an important role in shaping our community. The City is an equal opportunity employer and adopts practices that value and include diversity at all levels of the organization as an essential step to developing strategies that meet the needs of a diverse community. If you’re an individual interested in making a difference in your community, contributing ideas, and being a part of the City team, you are strongly encouraged to apply.

The City Council will appoint a new Measure C Oversight Committee to review spending and an annual accountability performance report. The committee will meet twice a year to review spending and performance and report findings to the City Council and public to ensure Measure C funds are spent as approved by voters. The seven-member committee must include one representative of the business community and one representative from the hospitality industry. Two appointed members may be qualified electors not living in the City.

If you’re interested in serving on one of the City’s Advisory Groups, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 564-5309. Additional information, including a list of the current vacancies and an on-line application, may be obtained via the City’s website at: Deadline for submitting applications related to the annual recruitment is Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.

The City Council will conduct interviews of applicants for the recruitment on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. (estimated time), Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. (estimated time), and on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. All applicants must attend one of the interview dates in order to be eligible for appointment to a City Advisory Group. Santa Barbara Youth Council (SBYC) applicants are also required to attend an interview before the SBYC. The SBYC will conduct interviews on Monday, May 7, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. The City Council will make appointments to the City Advisory Groups on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.


Contact: Sarah Gorman, CCSM

Phone: (805) 564-5309


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