As we experienced throughout our country, the City of Goleta had a historic turnout of voters this election. Thank you for doing your civic duty, making your voice heard and for using the secure ballot boxes in Goleta to drop off your ballots. This election, there were three Ballot Drop Box locations, all of which were a huge success. 5,387 ballots were dropped off at the Goleta Valley Community Center Drop Box, 3,868 ballots at the City Hall location, and 2,447 at the Southcoast Church location. We are pleased to share that two of the three ballot drop boxes (City Hall and the Goleta Valley Community Center) will become permanent and residents will be able to use them in future elections.
The Goleta City Council remains the same after voters re-elected Mayor Paula Perotte, Councilmembers Kyle Richards and Stuart Kasdin (photos below). Voters also narrowly approved Measure O2020 (51.44% vs. 48.56%), making the Mayor’s term four years instead of two. Results will be certified December 15th and the new term begins on that date. Tune in to the City Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15th, to see the swearing-in ceremony. You can watch the meeting on Channel 19 or on our website at www.CityofGoleta.org/GoletaMeetings.
Thanks again Goleta for participating in the 2020 election.
Mayor Paula Perotte
Councilmember Stuart Kasdin
Councilmember Kyle Richards