The March 1st winter storm eroded the beach at Ellwood Mesa and Haskell’s exposing remnant oil field debris. The debris includes broken seawall boards and metal parts of abandoned piers. Since the storm, the City has been working with the State Lands Commission to evaluate and clean-up these hazards.
The Goleta City Council declared local emergency conditions and directed staff to work with the State Lands Commission to clean up the debris. Because of that emergency declaration, the City was allowed to formally seek assistance from the State Lands Commission. The Commission is supporting the clean-up efforts, and their contractor completed the work in late March/early April. The City is grateful for the Commission’s quick response to clean-up our beaches.