Santa Barbara County 2nd District Supervisor Laura Capps announced the launch of “Coffee with Capps” on Feb. 10: recurring open office hours between her and the Isla Vista and UC Santa Barbara community. 

Courtesy Laura Capps

Capps officially began her four-year term during the Jan. 10 Board of Supervisors meeting, with her swearing-in ceremony. Newly elected to her role as supervisor in the November 2022 general election, Capps succeeded Gregg Hart to represent the second District. The second district encompasses most of the unincorporated areas of the eastern Goleta Valley, I.V., UCSB, portions of the cities of Goleta and Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch, and the Channel Islands.

Capps is hosting the first of the planned monthly events this Thursday, Feb. 16 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the I.V. Community Center located at 970 Embarcadero del Mar. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with Capps and get free coffee provided by Caje Coffee Roasters.

“UCSB and Isla Vista have a special place in my heart. My father was a professor here and even has a park named after him in Isla Vista. I am grateful for the opportunity to have them in District 2,” Capps said in a press release. 

“Meeting people where they are at, especially in this vibrant community, is our District 2 team’s approach to government,” she continued in the press release. “I look forward to meeting folks.”

A version of this article appeared on p. 2  of the Feb. 16, 2023, print edition of the Daily Nexus.


Nisha Malley
Nisha Malley (she/her/hers) is the County News Editor for the 2022-23 school year. Previously, Malley was an Assistant News Editor for the 2021-22 school year. She can be reached at