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Santa Barbara urged to revitalize State Street

By   /  Friday, August 17th, 2018  /  Latest news, Small Business, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara urged to revitalize State Street

A push by the Santa Barbara City Council and community members to prioritize the revitalization of downtown State Street resulted in much talk and little action during the council’s Aug. 14 meeting. The council did vote to hire an economic development consultant, form an ad hoc committee to oversee the consultant and review suggestions for Read More →

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Our view: Saving State Street requires action now

By   /  Friday, August 17th, 2018  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Our view: Saving State Street requires action now

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Our view: Downtown revitalization should be fast-tracked

By   /  Friday, May 18th, 2018  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, Small Business, South Coast, Tourism, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Our view: Downtown revitalization should be fast-tracked

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Macy’s building in downtown Santa Barbara gets new owner

By   /  Thursday, February 8th, 2018  /  Latest news, Real Estate, Small Business, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Macy’s building in downtown Santa Barbara gets new owner

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Clean and safe downtowns require coordinated effort

By   /  Friday, July 28th, 2017  /  Latest news, Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Clean and safe downtowns require coordinated effort

Dear Editor: Thank you for the excellent piece in the July 21 issue of the Business Times. Santa Barbara and Ventura have much in common, and I enjoy reading your thoughts on our intertwined economies. When I was mayor of Ventura, one of my main goals was to establish the Downtown Ventura Partners, a property-based Read More →

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Our view: SLO invests in future by approving housing

By   /  Friday, July 21st, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: SLO invests in future by approving housing

These days, the headlines on the housing front are grim indeed. The New York Times described Coastal California as being in the middle of a full blown crisis with average home prices crossing $500,000 and making much of the state out of reach for all but the wealthiest families. Gov. Jerry Brown has not yet Read More →

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Dubroff: Leadership needed to solve downtown Santa Barbara’s woes

By   /  Friday, July 21st, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Leadership needed to solve downtown Santa Barbara’s woes

Henry Dubroff

You might call this Santa Barbara’s summer of discontent. From a casual chat with friends in Ventura, to a breakfast talk at East Beach Grill, to dinner on the patio at Brent’s Deli in Westlake, to more formal conversations with retail and banking experts, the same issue keeps popping up. What’s going on with downtown Read More →