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Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association

Diverse & Balanced Economy


Economic Assets

Santa Barbara County is blessed with a dynamic, and diverse economy. From business services, tourism, and value-added agriculture; to oil and gas; aerospace, high-tech, and tribal gaming; Santa Barbara county residents enjoy a good balance of economic drivers, and comparable advantages. We believe government should do what is necessary to help empower each and all of these important sectors.

ERG Oil Facility

Since 1956, SBCTA has played a vital role in promoting the type of public policies that will help these sectors thrive. Sensible land-use regulations, a smart balance of executive, workforce, and affordable housing, well maintained transportation infrastructure, well-funded neighborhood k-12 schools...and fully funded public safety and law enforcement agencies are all critical to our county's success. We invite you to join us in supporting the valuable work we do.

Joe Armendariz
Executive Director


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Thank you to CalPortland Construction for their generous support of this website, and SBCTA's integrated social media program.

We invite you to support the work we do...

in making sure our County has the revenues necessary to deliver the essential programs and services that protect the health and safety, and quality of life of our county's 400,000 residents.