October 31, 2019
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We are lucky to still live in a place where we can parti- cipate in guiding the future of our community. Yes, sometimes there is a LOT going on all at once. Still, this Goodland Outlook provides notice of several opportunities for Goleta residents to make our voices heard.
1. GOLETA’S NEW ZONING ORDINANCE DRAFT WILL BE TAKEN UP AT GOLETA’S CITY COUNCIL MEETING, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 AT 5:30 PM
2. PUBLIC WORKSHOP TO PROVIDE INPUT ON THE BARON RANCH MASTER PLAN, 6-8PM, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 AT THE GOLETA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER, 5679 HOLLISTER AVENUE
3. LAND USE PLANNING FOR A CHANGING CLIMATE: OUR COAST – A FORUM AT GOLETA’S COMMUNITY CENTER, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 6:30PM SPONSORED BY CITIZEN’S PLANNING ASSOCIATION OF SANTA BARBARA
4. TAKE AN IMPORTANT SURVEY TO IMPROVE BIKING IN GOLETA
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All the DETAILS:
1. GOLETA’S NEW ZONING ORDINANCE DRAFT WILL
BE TAKEN UP AT GOLETA’S CITY COUNCIL MEETING, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 AT 5:30PM
The public is encouraged to attend and/or comment on Goleta’s Draft New Zoning Ordinance (NZO). The Agenda for the 5:30PM Tuesday, November 5 City Council meeting is available now.
Goleta’s major Zoning Plan revision will potentially impact every single property in Goleta, where you live and shop, whether you own or rent . Please look at the agenda and staff report .
Excerpts from the City of Goleta statement about
Tuesday’s meeting follow:
“Mayor Paula Perotte wants Goleta residents to know what they are getting out of this process. She said, “The new code will clear up ambiguities and provide more useful detail than exists in the current code. The clarity and detail of the new code will promote consistency in how we deal with “like” situations, consistency in how residents and businesses are treated. We all want to be treated fairly and that starts with equal treatment in “like” situations. The new code will increase opportunities for people to learn when a project is coming forward, increase the instances when decisions must be made in public and in every instance provide the opportunity to appeal in a public setting.”…
…”The focus of the staff presentation will be on key issue areas, but any topic will be open for discussion. Key topics will include:
* City projects permitting requirements
* Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Area (ESHA) regulations pertaining to streamside protection areas, lagoon buffers, native oak woodlands and savannas buffers;
* Inclusionary Housing requirements for rental units;
* Residential care facilities in single-family and planned residential zones; and
* Noticing of proposed development projects.
During the November 5 meeting, Council will have an opportunity to receive public input on the NZO, and give policy direction concerning any needed changes to the document. Continued discussion on the NZO and possible adoption will occur on December 3, 2019.” [ end of Goleta’s statement.]
TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD: Come and testify. If you can’t attend, you can submit comments to Goleta’s Mayor Paula Perotte and City Council via the City Clerk at email@example.com
Or mail: Attn: Mayor and City Council and City Clerk at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, California 93117.
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2. PUBLIC WORKSHOP TO PROVIDE INPUT ON THE BARON RANCH MASTER PLAN, 6-8PM, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 AT THE GOLETA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER AT 5679 HOLLISTER AVENUE
In conjunction with the Third Supervisorial District and the Community Services Department, Parks Division, the, Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division of the Public Works Department has begun the process to develop a Master Plan for Baron Ranch, which is located on the Gaviota coast.
Click here to see a web page that contains links to the Save the Date fliers in English and Spanish, as well as a link to a survey: http://www.countyofsb.org/pwd/baron.sbc
Click here to see more about Baron Ranch.
The proposed objectives of this Master Plan are to:
Maintain the functionality of Baron Ranch as a buffer and mitigation site for the Division;
Ensure protection of environmental resources required under current and future permits from various regulatory agencies;
Identify and evaluate options for developing increased public recreational opportunities on Baron Ranch; and
Ensure that all activities are fiscally sustainable and to consider revenue generating opportunities to offset costs to ratepayers.
This workshop is a chance for the public to give 3rd District Supervisor Joan Hartmann and SB County your comments on this important natural resource.
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3. LAND USE PLANNING FOR A CHANGING CLIMATE: OUR COAST – A FORUM AT GOLETA’S COMMUNITY CENTER, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 6:30PM SPONSORED BY CITIZEN’S PLANNING ASSOCIATION (CPA) OF SANTA BARBARA
The public is invited to CPA’s FREE community forum discussing climate change’s impacts on our coastal areas. There will be time for audience questions.
FORUM PANELISTS WILL INCLUDE
♦ Dr. Charles Lester, Director, Ocean & Coastal Policy Center, UC Santa Barbara
Lester previously served as the Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission.
♦ Dr. Lisa Stratton, Director of Ecosystem Management, Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration, UC Santa Barbara
♦ Mo Lovegreen, Executive Officer, Department of Geography, Director, Campus Sustainability
♦ Garrett Wong, Climate Change Program Manager, Sustainability Division, County of Santa Barbara
♦ Moderator, Rachel Couch, Central Coast Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy WHEN: Thursday, November 21, 6:30-9PM
WHERE: Goleta Valley Community Center, 5679 Hollister Avenue, Goleta.
This event is the second of 4 in CPA’s “Community Land Use Planning In a Changing Climate” meetings to be held throughout the County. For more information contact Yeselle at 805-966-3979, citizensplanning.org.
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4. TAKE AN IMPORTANT SURVEY TO IMPROVE BIKING IN GOLETA
Biking improvements help not only bicyclists’ safety and convenience. Improving biking in Goleta also reduces traffic congestion, parking shortages and gas prices for motorists So whether you are a bike rider or just want to share the roads safely with bicyclists, please read the important announcement below and take a few moments to fill out the survey.
The following is from The City of Goleta]
Calling all bike riders and fans of Goleta! We need you to participate in a survey to share your thoughts on what it’s like to bike in Goleta. Your feedback will help determine Goleta’s score in the 2020 PlacesForBikes ratings, which identifies the best U.S. towns for bicycling and rewards those that are improving the fastest.
City Staff have been hard at work this past year to ensure bicycling in Goleta is better than ever. Here are a list of improvements:
Completed the Fairview Avenue bike lane and sidewalk project in front of Goleta Valley Library
Completed the Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan in 2018 and have started to implement many of the policies and procedures
Constructed a new pedestrian crosswalk on S. Kellogg Avenue at the Jonny D. Wallis Neighborhood Park
Constructed a portion of the Class I/Multi-purpose Path on the east side of Jonny D. Wallis Neighborhood Park in preparation for the future Active Transportation Project San Jose Creek Multi-purpose Path
In the process of completing the design of many pedestrian crossings, sidewalks, and a path along Fairview Avenue/US 101 for infill
We hope you will take time out to help Goleta’s Places for Bikes score by filling out the survey here . Everyone is welcome to participate regardless of where, how, why or if you ride. Your responses help put Goleta on the map as a bike friendly city! [ end of Goleta’s statement.]
Don’t delay, the survey ends soon.
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P.S. Forward a link to this website page to your friends who may not be on our list.
FYI: CITY OF GOLETA CONTACT INFORMATION:
To send an email to Mayor Perotte, city council members Aceves, Bennett, Kasdin, Kyriaco, and Richards and City Manager Greene, copy the following and past it into the TO: section of an email.
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