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I am running for mayor because Santa Barbara is a great place to live and work, and I want to keep moving our City forward. Santa Barbara is beautiful and economically vibrant, with a responsive municipal government. I've been a leader in building back our fiscal reserves after the Great Recession, protecting our environment and enhancing our neighborhoods, supporting businesses and promoting economic development. I have worked hard to address other difficult challenges, such as the drought and homelessness. After several years of tough choices, the City is now in a stronger place. As your Mayor, I will provide responsive and energetic leadership as we move forward, together. Thank you for taking the time to learn about our campaign.


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March 13, 2017

Santa Barbara Independent: Starting Gun Fires in Mayoral Race

By Tyler Hayden Cathy Murillo has made it no secret she’s running for mayor — “raising money like crazy,” as she put it, and drumming up support among South Coast Democrats for months — but on

February 15, 2017

Noozhawk: Councilwoman Cathy Murillo to Run for Santa Barbara Mayor

By Sam Goldman Cathy Murillo, first elected to the City Council in 2011, is the first candidate

January 31, 2017

Noozhawk: Santa Barbara County Economic Vitality Team Says Regional Collaboration Key to Growth

By Sam Goldman With the EVT, cities can better help each other with business growth rather than