Serving as your Mayor is an honor. I’m working everyday to make Santa Barbara a safer, stronger, and more equitable city where every resident can thrive. As your Mayor, connecting you with our government and delivering solutions to the challenges we face is at the heart of my job. I’m proud to have delivered balanced budgets, efficient city services, and enacted forward thinking progressive policies on a range of issues while also working with our neighbors across the Central Coast to create affordable housing, to solve homelessness, protect our environment, invest in infrastructure, and create more economic opportunity and prosperity. There is a lot more to do. I would be honored to have your support and help keep Santa Barbara moving forward.

– Cathy

P.S. I’m always eager to hear from you! Please don’t hesitate to give me call at (805) 569-3179 or send me an email at

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Mayor Murillo’s Vision for

Santa Barbara

A City that offers housing security and job opportunities. A city that helps our unhoused residents and reduces the impacts of homelessness on our community. A City that is climate resilient with healthy air and water for all residents. A City that offers economic opportunity for all, well-paying jobs in safe working conditions, and upward mobility for women, people of color, and youth. A City with responsive community-focused law enforcement, where rehabilitation is emphasized over incarceration. A City of well-educated residents who benefit from affordable health care, housing, and child-care services. A City with robust Library and Recreation services helping children and senior citizens. And a City with elected leaders reflecting the diversity of its residents.


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November 2, 2021

League of Conservation Voters Endorses Mayor Cathy Murillo for Re-Election

Santa Barbara, CA – Today, Mayor Cathy Murillo’s re-election campaign secured another endorsement a day before the election. The League of Conservation Voters announced their support

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Santa Barbara Tenants Union Endorsements

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Sierra Club Santa Barbara City Election Endorsements

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October 8, 2021

CAUSE Action Fund Announces Exclusive Endorsement of Mayor Cathy Murillo for Re-election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6th, 2021 Contact: Pat Dennis CAUSE Action