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    Goleta City Council Adopts Housing Element 2023-2031 Revisions

    The City of Goleta’s Housing Element 2023-2031 is headed to the State for final certification. At last night’s December 5, 2023 meeting, the City Council adopted the Housing Element revisions, including the rezoning of eleven sites to accommodate Goleta’s share of the regional housing need as mandated by the State. The decision comes in advance of the State-mandated deadline and following a comprehensive process that has taken several years and numerous public meetings.

    Mayor Paula Perotte said, prior to placing her vote, “In the coming months and years, I am committed to ensuring that future housing developments align with our General Plan and I encourage our community to stay engaged.” 

    City of Goleta’s Planning and Environmental Review Director Peter Imhof said, “The adoption of the Housing Element revisions by Council last night in compliance with all State requirements is the culmination of years of work and a huge accomplishment. We look forward to implementing this Housing Element following certification.”

    Prior to Council adoption on December 5, the Goleta Planning Commission reviewed and recommended adoption of the Housing Element revisions at a public hearing on November 13 and 15, 2023.

    The State Department of Housing and Community Development previously sent the City a letter dated October 16, 2023 informing the City that the proposed Housing Element revisions meet all statutory requirements and substantially comply with State housing law.

    A recording of the City Council meeting is available on the City website at https://tinyurl.com/454ye4xp.  

    For more information on the City’s Housing Element Update project, go to https://CityofGoleta.org/HousingElement. If you have any questions about the project, please email City staff at HousingElement@cityofgoleta.org. For inquiries in Spanish, please contact Marcos Martinez, Spanish Engagement Specialist, at (805) 562-5500 or mmartinez@cityofgoleta.org.

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