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With the awarded funds, the county's Office of the Public Defender and Department of Behavioral Wellness will co-lead the implementation of programs aimed at keeping those living with mental illness and addiction out of jail. 

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The first day of budget workshops Monday went smoothly for the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, winding up midafternoon with a presentation from the Fire Department’s new chief. “That wraps up Day One,” said Board Chairman and 5th District Supervisor Steve Lavagnino. “Three o’clock. I think that’s got to be a record.”