City to Update Zoning Code
The Planning and Environmental Review department’s Advance Planning division recently began the process of updating the City of Goleta’s Zoning Code. Through this extensive process, the City aims to create a zoning code that is clear, easy to understand and reflects the goals and character of our town. Why is the Zoning Code important? A zoning code is a collection of ordinances that guides city planning and development. Its purpose includes defining zoning districts, setting building standards and developing efficient permitting procedures. The City of Goleta inherited its current zoning code from Santa Barbara County. Written more than 30 years ago, this code is no longer a good match for our city and does not reflect the goals and character put forth in our General Plan.
How do I become involved in the process? Over the next two years, our citizens will have many opportunities to express their opinions during this collaborative process. These will include educational workshops, community meetings and public hearings.