City Administrator's Office

Responsible for the overall management and administration of the City of Santa Barbara, based

upon the City Charter and the policy direction provided by the City Council.

About the City Administrator's Office

The City Administrator’s Office is composed of three programs: Administration, City TV (Channel 18), and the City Clerk’s Office.


Administration provides for the management of all affairs of City government and services, direct control of the administrative branch of City government, and oversight of and direction to departments.


The City Administrator’s Office oversees twelve departments with over 1,000 full-time employees.


City TV Division is responsible for producing all public information programming on the city’s government access cable television station, Channel 18, including City Council and various board and commission meetings and Inside Santa Barbara.


The City Clerk Division maintains the official city council meeting minutes and records, conducts elections, and coordinates compliance with related laws and regulations.

Department Financial & Staffing Summary

Department Revenues by Fund



Department Expenditures by Fund



Department Organizational Chart