City Fire Chief Ron Prince announced on 2/12 that he would be retiring on 5/1, after more than two years of service. In addition to leading city fire crews in helping battle the Zaca, Gap, and Tea fires, Prince is credited with drastically reorganizing the department, which now includes more than 1,115 personnel, as well as other feats. (/princes219)


Dave Gustafson, Santa Barbara’s Redevelopment Agency czar, announced he is retiring after 13 years at the helm of one of City Hall’s highest-impact agencies. During his tenure, Gustafson oversaw the development of numerous affordable housing projects, including St. Vincent’s 170-unit development, and the transformation of a West Side apartment complex into the current Milagro Ladera affordable housing project. (/gustafson)


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