September 24, 2022
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A chat with Santa Barbara County’s new CEO

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Chandra Wallar wants to engineer a more efficient Santa Barbara County government — one that responds faster to property owners and businesses.

And as the new county executive officer, she will get a chance to streamline the county’s sometimes balky bureaucracy when Mike Brown, who has run the show for the past 13 years, retires on Nov.  1.

Wallar currently serves as deputy chief administrative officer for San Diego County, where her portfolio includes the county’s Land Use and Environmental Group. She manages a staff of about 1,550 and a $400 million budget.

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