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Several changes possibly coming to Santa Barbara City Council

The Santa Barbara City Council that ended 2018 will not be the same look in a year.

2019 will see changes.

Gregg Hart is moving on to a seat with the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. His post will be filled with an appointment by the council in February.

Later this year that District 6 position will be up for a full vote of the people in that area of the city and the winner will be sworn into office in January of 2019.

Councilman Randy Rowse will step down after this year due to term limits and his seat is up for a vote in November as well. He is in District 2 which is in an area that includes the Mesa.

The city has issued this calendar to assist those interested in the current vacancy.

The timeline is reflected below:



December 11, 2019

Council approves appointment process

January 7, 2019

Effective Date of Councilmember Hart’s resignation

January 8, 2019

Council calls Special Election

January 9, 2019

City Clerk begins accepting applications

January 28, 2019

Last day to submit applications (5:00 p.m. deadline)

February 5, 2019

Applicant interviews at Council meeting

February 12, 2019

Council appointment (and possible swearing in)

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