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Community Services
Adopted Expenditures
By Program 2017-18 Adopted Change from 2016-17 Adopted
Administration & Support
 
$978,155
3%
$48,721
5.2%
Parks & Open Spaces
 
$13,449,668
47%
$852,054
6.8%
Housing & Community Development
 
$5,883,866
20%
$505,549
9.4%
Community Support (Arts & Libraries)
 
$5,244,013
18%
$133,761
2.6%
Energy and Sustainability Initiatives
 
$3,266,438
11%
$229,878
7.6%
Total Department
 
$28,822,140
100%
$1,769,963
6.5%
Mission Statement

To provide community, cultural, recreational, and environmental resources that sustain and enhance quality of life for all who live, work, and play in Santa Barbara County.

About the Department

The Community Services Department (CSD) administers a variety of services and resources that enhance the quality of life for all who live, work, and play in Santa Barbara County.  The Department was formed by the Board of Supervisors in Fiscal Year 2011-12 to improve operational efficiency and promote collaboration between previous stand-alone divisions in Parks, Library Services, Arts Commission, and Housing and Community Development. In partnership with community-based organizations, the Community Services Department leverages federal, state, and local dollars, “connecting people to opportunities” related to recreation, housing, life-long learning, arts, and culture.

The combined operating and capital budgets are presented as budget programs: Administration & Support, Parks and Open Spaces, Housing & Community Development, Community Support, and Energy & Sustainability Initiatives.

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