County of Santa Barbara

One County. One Future. 
Special Meeting of thew County Board of Supervisors
1:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, 2020 
E-mail Clerk of the Board

D1) Hearing - Update on the Coronavirus in Santa Barbara County

(Est. Time 1 HOUR, 30 MIN)

Staff will provide the most recent information on the status of COVID-19 cases, the County's response and RISE business activity. 

Agenda Item & Attachments

D2) Hearing - Update on Criminal Justice System Changes and Advancing Racial Equity and Inclusion in Santa Barbara County

(Est. Time 3 HOURS)


The Board of Supervisors held a hearing on June 11 to receive input as to issues of racial equity and the criminal justice system, and directed staff to return with information on the local system of incarceration and ways to safely lower the jail inmate population. On July 16, staff returned with 13 recommendations developed by the criminal justice departments and Behavioral Wellness.

At the two previous Board hearings, members of the community voiced concern and requested changes in the criminal justice system. County government offices play significant roles along with local police departments and the courts, and all act within the framework of state and federal laws and fiscal realities. The effectiveness of this complex system where no single entity has overall control rests on its ability to cultivate and maintain public trust, which it must do through collaborative efforts and
continued demonstration of just, transparent and fair treatment.

This report provides an update to the July 16, 2020 hearing and a status report on the Board’s requests. It also provides a broader context of how the County can start a systematic approach to advancing racial equity in and with the community, and within the County government organization and culture. The Board set aside $500,000 in one-time funding at the June 2020 budget hearings. Since that time, requests have been made for use of that funding described in this report for recommendation. Since the funding was already appropriated, the Board can make allocations with a majority vote.
Agenda Item & Attachments

Board of Supervisors Meetings en Español

Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisor meetings are now available in Spanish.
El Condado de Santa Bárbara ha comenzado a ofrecer interpretación en español de las reuniones de la Junta de Supervisores.
Meetings are broadcast live and rebroadcast on CSBTV 20 according to a schedule provided in each agenda. Videos of each meeting and other County programming are available on our YouTube channel "CSBTV20."
For information about obtaining a videotape of a public hearing or a schedule of CSBTV broadcasts, please call (805) 568-3427.

Helpful Links:

How to read the agenda and understanding the Hearing process

2020 calendar of scheduled meetings

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