Halloween brings lots of extra visitors to Isla Vista and City staff has worked collaboratively with local residents and law enforcement to ease the impacts. In 2014 a temporary, resident-only parking program was implemented, and given the success of the previous two years, it will again be in effect for Halloween 2016. The parking restrictions are for the Goleta neighborhoods closest to Isla Vista: University 1 and University 2 neighborhoods, including the Cannon Green Condominium complex. The boundaries are: Cannon Green Drive to the west, Hollister Avenue to the north, Storke Road to the east and Whittier Drive to the south.
Two passes per household will be mailed before October 25. The parking permits are required to be taped to the inside of the vehicle’s driver’s side window during the restricted hours (see below). Signage will be posted on the streets in advance to remind drivers, and electronic message boards will be at several entrances to the University 1 and 2 neighborhoods. Vehicles not displaying the appropriate permit will be subject to ticketing and/or towing. Parking restrictions are for Friday and Saturday nights, when most party-goers are expected to be in the area:
- 7:00 pm Friday, October 28, 2016, to 7:00 am Saturday, October 29, 2016; and
- 7:00 pm Saturday, October 29, 2016, to 7:00 am Sunday, October 30, 2016
The overnight parking restrictions will not affect AYSO soccer games or others visiting Girsh Park over Halloween weekend. If you live in the area designated to receive a parking permit, and do not receive yours by October 25, please contact the City of Goleta Neighborhood Services Department at 805-961-7558 to make arrangements for a replacement.
For a map of the affected area and additional information, please click here.