We hope you will join us for Goleta’s City Council meeting this Tuesday, March 21, at 5:30 p.m. We encourage you to join us in City Council Chambers, watch live, and/or participate via Zoom. Directions for how to do so can be found below. Items on the agenda include:
- City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider adoption of an Ordinance to amend Title 17 (Zoning) of the Goleta Municipal Code related to Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Due to changes in State law (Senate Bill 897 of 2022), the proposed Ordinance includes a new set of citywide ADU and Junior ADU (JADU) standards that will fully comply with the changes in State law and make other minor revisions to the City’s previous ADU regulations. Changes to the City’s permanent ADU regulations include but are not limited to: ADU heights and front setbacks; Changes to the processing and denial of ADUs; and JADU locations, configurations, and definition. Many of the proposed revisions were included in Urgency Ordinance No. 22-16U, which was adopted by City Council on December 20, 2022. The new ADU regulations in the proposed Ordinance would replace the regulations in Urgency Ordinance No. 22-16U. View the staff report at https://tinyurl.com/ycyx8ktu.
- City Council will discuss the fiscal year 2023-2024 funding for the Support to Other Agencies Program (STOA). The City allocates General Fund monies for the STOA program to fund organizations in the Goleta area which provide services that the City cannot. Council awards STOA funding in the form of grants to nonprofit organizations in four program categories: 1) Government/Interagency; 2) City Facilities/Recreation; 3) Economic Development/Marketing and Promotions; and 4) Homelessness Initiatives. Council will review the recommendations from the Grant Funding Review Standing Committee for Government/Interagency and City Facilities/Recreation organizations. Read the staff report here: https://tinyurl.com/cm9m8j9v.
- Council will receive an update and presentation on the Stow Grove Park Draft Master Plan and provide feedback to be incorporated for the final draft. The City is looking to renovate Stow Grove Park (580 N. La Patera Lane) as part of the adopted Parks, Facilities and Playgrounds Master Plan (PMP). Community feedback has been a large part of the process in creating the Stow Grove Park Master Plan. Input has come from multiple surveys, workshops, and the Parks and Recreation Commission. The staff report and presentation can be viewed here: https://tinyurl.com/3xx3bz8z.