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City of Santa BarbaraCandidate for Council Member, District 4

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Barrett Reed

City Planning Commissioner/Small Business Owner
2,055 votes (39.1%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Protect neighborhoods from development, fires and crime
  • Revitalize our downtown and bring residents back to the heart of our city.
  • Help the homeless get shelter and resources they need - move the lawless out.



Profession:City Planning Commissioner/Small Business Owner
Santa Barbara City Planning Commissioner, City of Santa Barbara — Appointed position (2020–current)


I’m a Santa Barbaran through and through, blessed to have been born and raised here, and proud of the values that being a lifelong part of this community has instilled in me. I went to Santa Barbara Junior High, High School and City College, and then graduated from the University of Southern California. Caitlin, my wife, (a District 4 kindergarten teacher), and I feel fortunate to be raising our little boy and our child on the way, in the same great place my parents raised me.

My father was a local orthodontist with a practice on State Street and my mother ran a small interior design business and antique store in El Paseo. Their hard work and deep love for Santa Barbara inspired me to pursue a local real estate business that would add value to our community. A business focused upon restoring and revitalizing neglected commercial properties into special places that honor our city’s heritage while providing new opportunities and experiences. In addition to my business, I’m proud to serve on our city’s Planning Commission, as well as on the Board of Directors for nonprofits Downtown Santa Barbara and Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Mike Jordan - Santa Barbara City Councilmember
  • Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce
  • Santa Barbara Police Officers Assocation

Organizations (2)

  • Santa Barbara Association of Realtors
  • Santa Barbara Rental Property Association

Individuals (5)

  • Roxanna Bonderson - Santa Barbara Planning Commissioner
  • Loy Beardsmore
  • Bob Ludwick - President Coast Village Association
  • Ruthy Green - Former President of the State Board of Education and former SB Unified Board member
  • Alixe Mattingly – Chair of Moxi Museum Board and former Moxi CEO

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