Santa Barbara Administrator Paul Casey Says Farewell

Santa Barbara City Administrator Paul Casey will step down before the end of the summer, bringing an end to his 24 years with the city. Casey informed the city council of his decision last week.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve the City of Santa Barbara and community. I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished during this time working on a number of high priority issues while facing unprecedented challenges” said Casey.

A city press release listed the passage and implementation of Measure C, the restarting of the desalination plant, and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic which battered the city’s tourism industry among Casey’s top accomplishments.

“I thank Paul Casey for his years of dedicated service to the City of Santa Barbara,” said Mayor Cathy Murillo. “In addition to his excellent daily management of our full-service City, Paul consistently rose to the challenges we faced, from natural disasters to the pandemic, working round-the-clock to ensure everyone’s health, safety, and recovery. I congratulate him on the contribution he’s made to the City and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Casey will step down Sept. 10.


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