The City of Goleta is holding a public hearing at the Planning Commission meeting on Monday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m. on the Revised Draft 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 earlier this year, and the State has requested more information. Staff have revised the Draft Housing Element based on State feedback and are taking it back to the Planning Commission to consider a resolution recommending its adoption to the City Council and to determine that the General Plan amendment is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act.
The Planning Commission 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 online at http://cityofgoleta.org/goletameetings and/or on Goleta TV Channel 19. The staff report for the hearing, including the Revised Draft Housing Element 2023-2031, is available here for public review. The full agenda will be available on the City website at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. View the Public Hearing Notice here.
Any recommendations from the Planning Commission will be provided to City Council. The City Council will consider the recommendation at a later hearing to adopt any amendments to the General Plan.
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 email@example.com.