County Executive Office


Budget and Research

Budget and Research is directed by Tom Alvarez.  He leads a team of analysts in a variety of responsibilities, including the development of a balanced Annual Budget, a five-year Capital Improvement Program, Five-Year Forecast, and various other projects.

If you have a question pertaining to a specific department, please contact the assigned analyst at their e-mail address.

 Tom Alvarez, Budget Director

 Jette Christiansson, Business Manager
Fiscal & Policy Analyst


Board of Supervisors

County Counsel

 County Executive Office
First 5

General County Programs

Human Resources


Richard Morgantini
Fiscal & Policy Analyst 


Agriculture and Cooperative Extension
Court Special Services
Debt Service


Public Health
Social Services 

John Jayasinghe
Fiscal & Policy Analyst 


Auditor Controller

Community Services
District Attorney
General Revenues
Public Works

Social Services

Joe Toney

Fiscal & Policy Analyst


Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health

Child Support Services

General Services
Planning & Development
Public Defender
RDA Successor Agency

Treasurer Tax Collector





General Office Information:

County Executive Office – Budget & Research

(805) 568-3400
105 E. Anapamu, Room 406

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

The members of the team are assigned special projects, such as redistricting, legislative program, and cable franchise agreement negotiations, etc. Please direct questions regarding special items to, and the mail will be delivered to the appropriate analyst.

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