The fun of Halloween can also be a hassle for local residents because of the parking problems caused by extra visitors to Isla Vista. The City’s parking permit program returns this Halloween to ease the impacts felt by residents. Restrictions are for the Goleta neighborhoods closest to Isla Vista: University 1 and University 2 neighborhoods, including the Cannon Green Condominium complex. The boundaries are: Cannon Green Drive to the west, Hollister Avenue to the north, Storke Road to the east and Whittier Drive to the south.
Each household will receive two passes in their mailbox by October 20. The parking permits are required to be taped to the inside of the vehicle’s driver’s side window during the restricted hours (see below). Signage will be posted on the streets in advance to remind drivers, and electronic message boards will be at several entrances to the University 1 and 2 neighborhoods. Vehicles not displaying the appropriate permit will be subject to ticketing and/or towing. Parking restrictions are for Friday and Saturday nights, when most party-goers are expected to be in the area:
- 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2018, to 7:00 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018; and
- 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018, to 7:00 a.m. Sunday, October 28, 2018
The overnight parking restrictions will not affect AYSO soccer games or others visiting Girsh Park over Halloween weekend. If you live in the area designated to receive a parking permit, and do not receive yours by October 20, please contact the City of Goleta Neighborhood Services Department at 805-961-7558 to make arrangements for a replacement.
For a map of the affected area and additional information, please visit http://tinyurl.com/halloweenparking.