Your Input on the Zoning Code is Needed!
A well-attended Open House on Saturday, February 27 allowed the public to voice their thoughts about the Zoning Ordinance review, and engage with the Planning and Environmental Review Department, and consultants directly involved in the project. The City is still interested in hearing from you, and encourages your participation in the review.
A Zoning Ordinance consists of written regulations and laws that define how property in specific geographic zones can be used. These ordinances specify whether zones can be used for residential or commercial purposes, and may also regulate lot size, placement, bulk (or density) and the height of structures. Zoning ordinances are lengthy documents describing not only the acceptable use for specified areas of land, but also the procedures for handling infractions (including any penalties), granting variances and hearing appeals.
When the City of Goleta was incorporated in 2002 it adopted the County of Santa Barbara’s Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map. In 2006 the City adopted the General Plan (GP)/Coastal Land Use Plan (GLUP). The new Zoning Ordinance is being prepared in order to reflect the new standards of and implement the GP/CLUP and provide continuity (where appropriate) with the present zoning code.
Upcoming Planning Commission Workshops:
Monday, March 14, 2016, 6:00 pm
Monday, March 21, 2016, 6:00 pm
Monday, April 11, 2016, 6:00 pm
Upcoming Open House:
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
All meetings will be held in City Council Chambers at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117.