Santa Barbara Reports Drop in Tax Revenue

Decrease Attributed to Disaster Impacts on Businesses

Lower State Street's Hotel Californian

Paul Wellman (file)

Lower State Street's Hotel Californian

The City of Santa Barbara collected $5.36 million in sales tax revenues during the fiscal quarter that ended on December 31. The amount is a 5.6 percent decrease over the same quarter last year. Officials attributed the drop to the impacts on businesses by the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow.