Mayor & City Council

Establish policy, approve programs, and oversee the financial affairs of the City to govern the City of Santa Barbara.

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

Respond to the needs and concerns of citizens.


Establish policy and approve programs.

Oversee the City’s finances.


Oversee and evaluate the programs and accomplishments of

departments.


Serve as liaisons on all City boards, commissions, and advisory

groups and appointees on regional, state, and national

committees.


Advise staff on pending litigation and personnel issues.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2023

Hold weekly Council Meetings to set policy and act on

recommendations from staff.


Adopt the Fiscal Year 2024 budget by June 30, 2023.


Act on staff and Advisory Board and Commissionrecommendations at weekly Council meetings.


Appoint members to the City Advisory Boards and Commissions

twice annually.


Provide guidance to the City’s negotiating team related to

collective bargaining agreements and other employee

compensation decisions.

STAFFING INFORMATION


Authorized Positions

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

OTHER PROGRAM MEASURES