The City of Goleta is pleased to announce that it will be offering in-person/virtual hybrid meetings starting with the April 5, 2022, City Council meeting. Over the course of the pandemic the City’s City Council, Board, and Commission meetings transitioned to a fully virtual platform. Since March of 2020 we have held more than 160 virtual City meetings! With COVID-19 restrictions loosening, the City is eager to welcome the public back to in-person meetings but understands that some people may still prefer the option and convenience of participating virtually.
Following Public Health guidelines masks are not currently required but are recommended. Masking requirements are subject to change in response to changing public health guidance.
Mayor Paula Perotte said, “I am looking forward to holding our meetings in-person again. It has been two long years and I am eager to get back to welcoming the community to City Council Chambers and having more in-person interaction with the public.”
City Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. There are multiple ways to participate:
- Attend in person beginning April 5. City Council meetings take place in Council Chambers at Goleta City Hall located at 130 Cremona Drive.
- Participate virtually via Zoom. A link can be found in each meeting’s agenda.
- Watch live or recorded meetings on the City of Goleta website at www.CityofGoleta.org/GoletaMeetings and on Goleta TV Channel 19.
- Submit comments ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City also has numerous Board and Commission meetings which will be moving to the hybrid model. To see upcoming City meetings, please go to www.CityofGoleta.org/GoletaMeetings.
The City recently replaced the audio-visual equipment in Council Chambers. Community members who attend in-person will have the added benefit of watching presentations on a newly installed large 98” display screen. Those participating virtually via the Internet will have a high-definition experience when watching meetings on the City’s website. There will be limited improvement to the television broadcast quality on the Cox Communications Goleta TV Channel 19 because it is not a designated HD Channel.