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Thousand Oaks mayor lauds ‘balanced growth,’ cites new mixed-use project

By   /  Tuesday, December 8th, 2020  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Thousand Oaks mayor lauds ‘balanced growth,’ cites new mixed-use project

Thousand Oaks mayor Al Adam gave the annual State of the City address on Dec. 8, centered around three things he said are most important to the city’s growth: jobs, the environment and housing. In his virtual address, Adam said the influx of biotech companies in recent years has been a big win for the Read More →

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At annual address, SB leaders say city is going strong

By   /  Thursday, March 21st, 2013  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on At annual address, SB leaders say city is going strong

As Santa Barbara continues its upward climb out of the Great Recession, civic leaders are working hard to make sure the city remains a hub for startup businesses and tourism. City Administrator Jim Armstrong told a crowd of business leaders gathered at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort on March 21 that despite the economic downturn, Read More →

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Santa Barbara hotel tax revenue on track for record

By   /  Wednesday, January 18th, 2012  /  Latest news, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara hotel tax revenue on track for record

Thanks to a rebound in tourism, including an influx of foreign visitors, Santa Barbara is on pace to set a record for hotel tax revenue in 2011-12. While the city’s overall sales taxes also are increasing, they’ve not yet rebounded to pre-recession levels, said City Manager Jim Armstrong. He delivered the annual state of the Read More →

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