Velkommen til Solvang!
Welcome to Solvang, California
A Preserve America Community
Solvang (Danish for 'sunny field') is a beautiful little city nestled in the Santa Ynez Valley of California. Founded in 1911 by a small group of Danish teachers, Solvang now is a diverse, modern city, with fine restaurants, lovely shops and outstanding activities to enchant young and old alike.There are Danish festivals, quiet tree lined streets, horse drawn wagons, Hans Christian Andersen Park, windmills, Danish pastries and dozens of quaint shops to explore. Solvang was incorporated as a city on May 1, 1985 and now has a population of approximately 5,245.
The City of Solvang will be celebrating its' Centennial Year in 2011. There will be many exciting events taking place during the year. The Solvang Conference and Visitors Bureau will be continually updating their events calendar & events will also be taking place at local historic societies and museums like the Elverhoj Museum .
The Administration Department of the City of Solvang includes the City Manager, City Clerk and City Attorney.
The City Manager is appointed by City Council and is the administrative head of the City and is responsible for the efficient administration of all affairs of the City which are under his control including personnel, organization, laws and ordinances. He has a duty to see that all franchises, contracts, permits and privleges granted by the City Council are faithfully observed and to recommend to the City Council for adoption such measures and ordinances as he deems necessary.
The City Clerk is the official custodian of all City records and is responsible for the recording and filing of all ordinances, resolutions and motions which may be enacted by the City Council. The City Clerk acts as the recorder of all City Council meetings and prepares the City Council agenda. The City Clerk is responsible for any and all duties as required by the California Government Code, including the duties provided by the Elections Code in conducting municipal elections.
The City of Solvang contracts for City Attorney services with the firm of Hanley & Fleishman, LLP.
We are located at 1644 Oak Street, Solvang, California 93463, and our phone number is (805) 688-5575.
A staff directory can be found here .
The City of Solvang contracts with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office for law enforcement services. For non-emergency police calls, please call 805-686-5000.
The Solvang Sheriff Substation is located at 1745 Mission Drive.
Hours of Operation
The City of Solvang Substation serves the Community of Solvang and the outlying unicorporated areas of the Santa Ynez Valley including Los Olivos, Lake Cachuma, Santa Ynez and Los Alamos.
You can read more about the Sheriff's Office here .
|2||Hans Duus||Mayor Pro Tem|
|3||Joan Jamieson||Council Member|
|4||Ken Palmer||Council Member|
|5||Tara Wood||Council Member|