The Goleta Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on Monday, October 9, 2023, at 6:00 p.m., to consider amendments to the General Plan / Coastal Land Use Plan (General Plan) and Title 17 (Zoning) of the Goleta Municipal Code (GMC) to ensure consistency with the recently adopted Santa Barbara Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP). The ALUCP replaces the 1993 Airport Land Use Plan (ALUP). The City Council will consider any recommendations from the Planning Commission at a later hearing to adopt amendments to the General Plan and Title 17.
The Planning Commission meeting will be held in person in City Council Chambers (130 Cremona Drive) and on Zoom. The public may also view the meeting on Goleta TV Channel 19 and/or on the City’s website at www.cityofgoleta.org/meetings-agendas.
The agenda for this meeting, including a staff report for this item, will be posted at least 72 hours prior to the meeting at www.cityofgoleta.org/meetings-agendas. A link to participate will be available in the agenda.
The proposed amendments to the General Plan and Title 17 of the GMC are recommended to ensure consistency between the City’s policies and regulations and the ALUCP. The project includes text amendments to the Land Use Element, Safety Element, and Noise Element of the General Plan; revisions to Figures 5-3 and 9-4 of the General Plan; text amendments to Chapter 17.16 of the GMC and to the definitions included in Title 17 of the GMC; and an update to the City’s Zoning Overlay Districts Map. These changes are intended to best align the City’s policies and regulations with the ALUCP. The edits are included to update references to the ALUCP (from references to the ALUP); remove or revise any policy language that references the ALUP requirements, including related to the clear and approach zones; and remedy conflicts with the standards and procedures included in the ALUCP.
For more information on the ALUCP adoption process, go to https://www.cityofgoleta.org/your-city/planning-and-environmental-review/advance-planning-division/santa-barbara-airport-land-use-compatibility-plan. If you have any questions about the project, please email Supervising Senior Planner Andy Newkirk at email@example.com. For inquiries in Spanish, please contact Marcos Martinez, Spanish Engagement Specialist, at (805) 562-5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.