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Santa Barbara County Counsel Michael Ghizzoni received a standing ovation from the Board of Supervisors and staff during last week's meeting, …
A new tool for analyzing racial disparities in Santa Barbara County’s criminal justice system numerically quantifies where youths — and adults — of color are more likely to become involved in the system than Whites.
Santa Barbara County supervisors and health officials focused on vaccinations but found uncertainty about how mask requirements in classrooms this fall could affect students during an update on the pandemic Tuesday.
Sheriff’s officials presented a complex 10-phase plan for reducing custody deputy overtime costs that involves analyzing security levels needed for inmates in custody and opening and closing jail units as necessary to accommodate those needs.
Some supervisors said those who are hesitant about getting vaccinated need more incentives, like the prospect of masks and other restrictions going away as more people are inoculated against the disease.
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors voted 4-0-1, with 3rd District Supervisor Joan Hartmann abstaining, to deny an appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision filed by the Santa Barbara Coalition for Responsible Cannabis.
Santa Barbara County moved from the most-restrictive purple to the less-restrictive red tier on March 17 after the state hit its first COVID-1…
The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors didn’t discuss whether steadily increasing cannabis tax revenue should be viewed as one-time or ongoing income, but they did direct staff to come back with options for dealing with several important issues Tuesday.
On a split vote, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors OK’d funding for the Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission’s choice of attorney without commenting on legal action taken in an attempt to block the approval.