The Goleta City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 17 at 5:30 p.m. on the Housing Element 2023-2031. Goleta’s Housing Element establishes City policies and programs for maintaining and improving existing housing, as well as accommodating development of new housing to meet the City’s assigned share of housing needs under the Regional Housing Needs Assessment. Community input is an important part of establishing this guiding document.
The City submitted its Draft Housing Element 2023-2031 to the State in the summer of 2022, and the State requested more information to be included in the document. Staff revised the Draft Housing Element based on the State feedback. The revised Housing Element 2023-31 was reviewed by the Planning Commission at a public hearing on December 12, 2022. At that public hearing, the Planning Commission adopted a resolution recommending to the City Council adoption of the Housing Element 2023-2013, with minor revisions, and determination that the Housing Element 2023-2031 is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act.
The City Council meeting will be held in-person in City Council Chambers (130 Cremona Drive, Suite B) and via Zoom (a link will be available in the agenda). The public may also view the meeting on the City’s website at http://cityofgoleta.org/goletameetings or on Goleta TV Channel 19. The staff report for the hearing, including the updated draft Housing Element 2023-2031, is available here for public review. The full agenda will be available on the City’s website at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. View the Public Hearing Notice here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.