Public Policy


Public Policy


As the voice of business on the Santa Barbara South Coast, the Chamber works tirelessly to ensure the Santa Barbara South Coast is the best place to live and work. The Chamber's Public Policy Committee researches, reviews, and takes positions on the matters that impact our community. This diverse group of business leaders from across industry sectors takes part in monthly meetings to discuss critical issues, such as those listed below.


Current Issues



The Chamber advocates for business and community interests with letters of support/opposition on issues which are important to the business community. Click on the letters below to learn more about the positions and actions we’ve taken on behalf of the 1,100 businesses and 75,000 jobs we represent on the Santa Barbara South Coast from Carpinteria to Goleta.



The Chamber partners with the following organizations to maximize our collective voice for pro-business change. These include:

Tri-County Chamber Alliance: The Tri-County Chamber Alliance includes thirteen Chambers of Commerce throughout Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties which collectively advocate for policies that promote a friendlier business climate on California’s central coast.

CalChamber : The California Chamber of Commerce is the largest broad-based business advocate to government in California, working at the state and federal levels for policies to strengthen California.

U.S. Chamber: The U.S. Chamber advocates for policies that help businesses create jobs and grow our economy. Building on a strong legacy of trust and track record of success, we help today’s businesses start, grow, and thrive in a complex and constantly changing macro environment.