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Economic Statistics

City Tax Revenues Decline

The City of Santa Barbara received $5.6 million in sales tax revenue during the quarter ended December 31, 2020, which is 12.6% below the same quarter last year. This decline is largely a result of reduced economic activity due...

County Unemployment Rises Dramatically

Santa Barbara County unemployment rose to 13.7% this past week as people continue to file for unemployment due to COVID-19’s impact on local businesses. At lectus urna duis convallis convallis tellus id interdum. Cursus metus aliquam eleifend mi. Consectetur adipiscing...

Tourism in City, County Declines

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Jeannine’s Closes Downtown Restaurant

Jeannine's, a popular casual cafe/ restaurant that has been in the Santa Barbara area for over three decades, closed its downtown location on East Figueroa Street. That location, along with the Upper State Street and Goleta restaurants, have been...

Santa Barbara Pledges to Protect Essential Workers

As COVID-19 cases rise in California, Santa Barbara city leaders have voted to expand protection for essential workers, including farm workers and grocery store employees. The health and economic threats of COVID-19 remain, but elected officials hope their efforts...

Newsom orders statewide shutdown of indoor activities at bars, restaurants, other businesses

(The Center Square) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all indoor operations statewide to shut down for restaurants, bars, wineries, theaters, zoos, museums and cardrooms as the number of new coronavirus cases continued to climb through the weekend. The latest...