The Isla Vista Community Services District aims to improve the resources available to the community, ensure a high quality of life and level of public safety, and provide a local voice to the people of Isla Vista. The District will work to prioritize community engagement as it delivers localized public services and maximizes the resources available to the community.
A voice for Isla Vista, by Isla Vista, building the community we deserve.
- Community engagement and transparent decision making
- Efficient and innovative use of public tax dollars
- Pursuit of ambitious change for our community
- Social justice centered while putting people first
- Constituent service and education
- Safety, wellbeing, and enjoyment for all in Isla Vista
- Celebrating diverse perspectives and ideas
IVCSD Board of Directors - Who are they and what do they do?
The IVCSD Board of Directors is composed of 7 Directors, 5 of which are elected by the community, 1 appointed by the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and 1 is appointed by the County of Santa Barbara. The Board of Directors meet twice a month on Tuesdays at 6 PM to discuss the most pressing issues in Isla Vista and determine how best allocate the funding of the CSD. As a Director, one represents their community and has the power to address concerns of community members. The IVCSD Board of Directors is similar to a city council, Board members vote on direction and priorities while the General Manager and staff handle the day-to-day business of the IVCSD.
[Note: Directors are also paid $100 for every meeting they attend]
IVCSD 2022-2023 Budget with descriptions of IVCSD programs
If you are interested in running for office:
Eligible candidates must be registered voters of the district, live within the district for their entire term, and must file a Declaration of Candidacy, in person or by mail, and meet Nomination requirements between July 18, 2022 and August 12, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. For more information and for a Calendar of Events, see the following attachment or visit the Santa Barbara County Elections Office
For 2022, there are 3 offices open for election.
1 seat(s) on the Board of Directors for a Term of 2 years (Dec 2022 - Dec 2024)
2 seat(s) on the Board of Directors for a Term of 4 years (Dec 2022 - Dec 2026)
Residents who are 18 years old and a US citizen are eligible to register to vote in Isla Vista. Only residents registered to vote within Isla Vista participate in the IVCSD election. As shown below, the map details the boundaries of Isla Vista. All residents registered to vote will receive a mail in ballot this year. Locations to drop off ballots will be published soon. Register to vote here