The Goodland Outlook Edition 28, January 22, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE:
1. THE COMMUNITY IS INVITED TO A MEETING ON “RUNNING FOR AND SERVING ON GOLETA’S CITY COUNCIL.”
2. GOLETA’S PROPOSED ZONING CODE REVSIONS: OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN MORE
3. UPDATE: CHP STATION WILL NOT BE BUILT AT PROPOSED WEST HOLLISTER LOCATION
1. FREE PUBLIC MEETING: “Running for and Serving onGoleta’s City Council”
The Goodland Coalition is responding to community interest in the duties and responsibilities of serving on Goleta’s City Council and what it takes to run for this office. The Coalition will be hosting a free, non-partisan public meeting on Thursday, February 4, 6:45 PM at the Goleta Public Library Meeting Room.
- Margaret Connell, Goleta’s first Mayor and twice elected to the City Council, will speak about the duties, rewards, and time commitment for serving on the Council, including attending council meetings, committees, and community functions, remuneration, and other considerations.
- James Kyriaco, past campaign manager for several local elections, will speak about running for office – the mechanics of filing, deadlines, public speaking, and “electioneering” including campaign costs and fundraising.
- Audience question and answer period: The attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of Margaret, James and former city councilmember Cynthia Brock. Attendees can also comment on what they are looking for in a city council candidate.
WHEN: Thursday, February 4, 6:45 PM – 8:30 PM
WHERE: Goleta Public Library, 500 N Fairview Ave, Goleta
2. Goleta’s Proposed Zoning Code Revisions: Opportunities to Learn More
Goleta’s Zoning Code will affect many issues regarding land use in Goleta. General information about the proposed changes and review process can be found at http://www.goletazoning.com/
Additional and more interactive ways for the community to learn about the City’s proposed zoning code is to attend Planning Commission meetings and/or one of the Open House Workshops discussing the code.
- The next Planning Commission workshop is Monday Jan 25 at 6 PM and another will be held on February 8 at 6 PM. The meetings take place at Goleta City Hall. The meetings are televised on Channel 19 and are also streamed on the Internet from the following link, where agenda and staff reports can also be obtained http://www.cityofgoleta.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/7241/338?backlist=%2f
- The first general Open House workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 4-7 PM. Another such workshop is scheduled for Saturday, February 27, 9AM-4 PM. Staff attending will be able to provide general information and respond to participants’ questions.
3. Update: CHP Station will not be built at the proposed West Hollister Location.
Here is the announcement from The Westside Goleta Coalition:
Westside Goleta Supporters,
I joyfully write to report that the CHP has decided it will not build its new Santa Barbara Area Replacement Office at 7780 Hollister! The news was personally delivered today by Captain Mark D’Arelli, our local CHP Commander. Captain D’Arelli came to my home to hand deliver a letter from CHP Commissioner J.A. Farrow. Commissioner Farrow and Captain D’Arelli told us they heard our concerns loud and clear at the December 8 hearing at the Goleta Valley Community Center.
In other words, the residents of western Goleta stood up to save their community from inappropriate development. The CHP listened and we are grateful. We told Captain D’Arelli that we will do all that we can to help them find an appropriate location in Goleta. And we express our sincere appreciation to Commissioner Farrow, Captain D’Arelli and everyone in the local CHP office. We are pleased beyond words, and I thank every single one of you for your active support and participation throughout this challenging endeavor.
Robert K. Miller,
Westside Goleta Coalition
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