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The City of Santa Barbara is recruiting members to the Community Development and Human Services Committee. This committee advises the City Council on how Community Development Block Grant and Human Service grant funds should be allocated.

The following vacancies are available:

  • Youth Oriented Services Organization
  • Disabled Community
  • Homeless-related Services Organization
  • Oak Park Neighborhood
  • Westside/Lower Westside Neighborhood
  • Eastside Neighborhood
  • Human Services Organization
  • Senior Community

Applicants must either live or work in the City, and fit one of the categories listed. The committee generally meets once monthly, with no meetings during the summer and holiday months. In February the committee meets two times each week interviewing grant applicants.

Following is the recruitment schedule.

  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 24, at 5 p.m.
  • Mandatory Interviews by the City Council*:
    • 10/08/19 – 4:00 p.m.
    • 10/15/19 – 4:00 p.m.
    • 10/22/19 – 6:00 p.m.

*Applicants may show up to interview during any of the above dates.  

Appointments will be made Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

For more information on the committee’s role and time commitment contact Elizabeth Stotts at To apply, please visit the City’s website

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