Halloween Parking Restrictions Back this Year

Over the years, the City of Goleta has heard from our residents about the negative impacts of Isla Vista Halloween on our neighborhoods, particularly those closest to Isla Vista.  The City is once again implementing a temporary resident-only permit parking program.

Please join us for a community meeting on the City’s activities in preparation for the impacts of Isla Vista Halloween and the temporary permit-only parking permit program for residents.  Thursday, October 15 from 6-7 p.m. at Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B.

Parking Program FAQs

Each household in the affected neighborhoods will be issued two permits for residents to park on the street during Halloween weekend.  Residents are encouraged to park in their garages or driveways as well.  Only residents with valid permits will be able to park on the streets in this area between 7 p.m. on Friday, October 30 to 7 a.m. on Saturday, October 31 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 31 to 7 a.m. on Sunday, November 1. Vehicles without permits will be cited and towed at the owner’s expense.

What area does this program cover? Hollister Avenue to the southern City limit (Whittier Drive), from Cannon Green Drive to Storke Road.

Halloween Map_revised

How do I get my permit? Permits will be delivered via U.S. mail before October 26.  If you do not receive yours, please contact our Neighborhood Services Department at 961-7556 to make arrangements for a replacement.

Is there a permit fee? No.

What should I do with the permit once I receive it? Each permit has an address and permit number.  Write in the license plate number of the vehicle you plan to park on the street.  Tape the permit to the inside of the driver’s side window by 7 p.m. on Friday, October 30.

I have more than two vehicles that need to be parked on the street.  Can I obtain another permit? Yes.  Please contact our Neighborhood Services Department at 961-7556 prior to noon on October 30 to make arrangements.

Will access to my neighborhood be restricted? Message boards will be placed at major intersections with entrances to the resident-only parking area.  Law enforcement officers and tow trucks will be visible during the weekend as these parking restrictions are enforced. However no road access will be restricted.

I have a guest coming into town during this weekend, can they be issued a permit?  No.  This program is for our residents-only.  Your guest can park in your driveway and you can use a permit to park your vehicle on the street.

My child has a soccer game at Girsh Park over the weekend, where should I park? Parking restrictions are in effect during the evening and overnight hours, daytime events at Girsh Park should not be impacted.

The parking lots at Girsh Park and Camino Real Marketplace will be open to the public during daylight hours.

A vehicle is parked on my street without a permit, who should I call? Please call  9-1-1 and the dispatcher will take the information and route it to a deputy for action.

I live outside this area and have seen the impacts in my neighborhood.  What can be done about the parking and other nuisances related to the Isla Vista Halloween event?  The City has been working with UCSB and the County of Santa Barbara to address the impacts on our community. If you have feedback, please send it to neighborhoodservices@cityofgoleta.org.

For all other questions, Please Contact the City’s Neighborhood Services Department at 961-7556.