County To Open Local Assistance Center LAC

May 13, 2009


The County of Santa Barbara will be establishing a Local Assistance Center (LAC) beginning 9:00 AM, Monday, May 18, 2009. The LAC is being established by the County and City of Santa Barbara to provide assistance and recovery services for residents who have lost homes or otherwise impacted by the Jesusita Fire.

The County has requested the following Federal, State and local agencies to provide assistance including:

  • Contractor's State Licensing Board (CSLB)
  • Department of Insurance (DOI) -Consumer Assistance and Investigations Unit
  • Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
  • Department of Public Health - Vital Records
  • Employment Development Department
  • Board of Equalization
  • Franchise Tax Board
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Various Non-Profit Agencies
  • County of Santa Barbara
  • City of Santa Barbara

The LAC will be open beginning Monday, May 18, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday until further notice, at the County Administration Building Lobby, 105 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, 93101.

News Media Contacts:
William H. Boyer
Communications Director
(805) 568-3400

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