Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association

Promoting lower taxes since 1956


                                                                                                                                                 February, 2016

Dear Fellow Taxpayer:


The Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association (SBCTA) has been a consistent, and forceful voice for the residents of Santa Barbara County since 1956. For 60 years elected officials, their staff, and the people who work for our local government agencies have been listening to us on the issues that impact the financial integrity of our county.


Last year SBCTA advocated for and defended the financial and economic integrity of the county against those who would urge more excessive environmental rules; fees; taxes; and other regulatory burdens.


Our common sense message of economic prosperity, and fiscal responsibility was communicated daily on Facebook, and weekly on local newspapers including the Santa Barbara Newspress, Noozhawk, Santa Maria Times, and Lompoc Record.  We’ve also been a regular contributor to the Andy Caldwell Radio Show since 2004.


As you know, 2016 is a big political year for the country…but it’s also a big political year for the county. Three of the seats on the County Board of Supervisors are up for grabs, and I cannot overstate how important it is that we elect reasonable, and sensible fiscal conservatives to these powerful seats. Most importantly, although all three seats are important, are the First and Third District Supervisor races. Electing sensible, fiscal conservatives to these two seats is vital to the long term financial health of Santa Barbara County


SBCTA does not endorse candidates, we endorse positions on issues. And so it will be in the upcoming elections. We intend to speak out forcefully, and consistently educating voters about the issues that matter to the financial health of Santa Barbara County. This is so voters can line up our positions with those of the candidates running.   


Please consider making a special donation to help us finance our issue advocacy campaign…running radio ads, TV spots, and mailing to registered voters throughout the county isn’t inexpensive. Indeed, it is very costly requiring a tremendous commitment of financial resources.


Please help us by seriously consider making an additional donation to help us educate voters on issues of importance to our quality of life, and our local economy.

If you can send an additional $500, $250, $100, or $50 that will make a tremendous difference, and will go a long way toward helping us make a positive difference in this election year.



PO BOX 21621
SB, CA 93121


This election year is pivotal. We need your support now more than ever.

Please consider making a special financial donation (any amount you can), to help us boost our issue advocacy via radio, TV, mailers, and social media.


Joe Armendariz

Executive Director