South Coast Chamber State of the Cities Wrap-Up

The South Coast Chamber hosted the second annual State of the Cities on April 20, 2023, at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort with over 400 attendees. This unique luncheon showcased the vision and leadership of the Mayors and City Managers from Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Carpinteria, who presented informative and engaging presentations.

The Mayors and City Managers spoke with one voice on the critical need for affordable and available housing in their respective communities. They emphasized the lack of affordable housing not only hinders recruitment and retention of workers but also exacerbates the plight of the homeless population. The speakers shared their perspectives on how their cities are addressing housing and the importance of affordable and available housing was clearly demonstrated as a pressing and urgent issue for the entire region. Read about the Chamber’s Roadmap to Recovery – The Road Home.

The Chamber also unveiled its latest project that celebrates our local technology and manufacturing industry, highlighting the cutting-edge technology we are fostering on the South Coast and showcase the opportunities in our area. This is TechTopia! Watch the video here.

Pictured: Mayor Paula Perotte speaking at the event