The Goleta City Council authorized an agreement with the Camino Real Marketplace to create a Public Safety Fund, which will be funded by a $625,000 donation from the Camino Real Marketplace payable over the next five years. This generous gift from Camino Real Marketplace will be used for public safety needs such as operations and equipment purchases, public education, and emergency preparedness.
The Marketplace has been donating office space next to the movie theater and funding since 2008. This Marketplace Substation is used by Goleta Patrol Officers and houses the Community Services Bureau, DARE program and Explorers Training. It is also the primary office for Goleta’s Community Resource Deputy, who oversees neighborhood and business watch.
The City of Goleta commends Mark Linehan and Camino Real Marketplace for its extraordinary efforts in continuing to make Goleta a safe place to live through this innovative partnership.