Registered voters in Santa Barbara should expect to see ballots arriving in the mail soon.
Voters will be electing a new mayor and voting on a city-wide measure. People living in Districts 4-6 will also be electing new city councilmembers.
The candidates for mayor are current city councilmembers Bendy White, Frank Hotchkiss, and Cathy Murillo, along with retired environmental executive Hal Conklin and retired CEO Angel R. Martinez.
Running for city council in District 4 are Jay D. Higgins, Jim Scafide, and Kristen Sneddon. Running for city council in District 5 are Eric Friedman and Warner R. McGrew. The candidates for District 6 are Gregg Hart, Aaron Solis, and Jack Ucciferri.
Measure C would enact a one-cent sales tax estimated to generate approximately $22 million annually to help pay for infrastructure repairs and maintenance of essential services.
Ballots must be postmarked or returned in person to one of four drop-off locations by 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Hours and locations of drop-off centers:
Tuesday, Oct. 31 - Friday, Nov. 3 and Monday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 4, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
City of Santa Barbara Elections Home Page
Evacuation warning and orders were in effect for Santa Barbara County Monday morning from portions of Highway 192 east to the county line.
CAL FIRE announced Monday morning that the Thomas Fire burning in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties grew just 500 acres overnight, bringing the total acres burned to 230,500.
More information is being released about what officers say led to fiery crash outside of Arroyo Grande Sunday that left a driver dead.
At a community meeting Sunday afternoon, fire officials said the Thomas Fire had grown to more than 200,000 acres.