Isla Vista Community Services District to seek General Manager

Isla Vista, CA ­– The Isla Vista Community Services District is beginning an extensive search for a qualified firm to serve as Interim General Manager. At the August 8 Board of Directors meeting, the Board took action to float a request for proposals, and declare the window for submissions open. The District will be accepting proposals until September 1.

The IVCSD was created by voter approval this last November, with 87% of voters supporting the passage of Measure E. This passage was the culmination of a two and a half year public input process, state legislation, and a grassroots campaign for self-governance. The IVCSD is authorized to provide 8 unique services, which include contracting for additional police protection services, operating community facilities, and creating a tenant/landlord mediation program. Since the first meeting on March 7, 2017, the Board of Directors has developed internal policies and procedures, acquired office space in partnership with the County of Santa Barbara, applied for and been awarded grant funding, retained legal counsel, and served and represented the community.

Currently, the IVCSD faces a number of challenges and opportunities. The request for proposals balances the financial constraints associated with the District’s lack of dedicated tax revenue, and the community’s desire to implement important public services.

The scope of administrative services that the District desires include preparing and maintaining materials necessary for the operation of the Board of Directors, overseeing the implementation of District policies, participating in the management of District operations, and supervising the administration of district finances.

To view the RFP, please visit:


To learn more, please contact:

Ethan Bertrand | President of the Board