Be a Part of Shaping Goleta’s Strategic Plan

The City is in the process of reviewing our Strategic Plan. A strategic plan identifies the priorities and goals of an organization in order to create a roadmap, guiding future decision making. Goleta’s Strategic Plan is driven by its mission statement which describes the community, key attributes, and values. 

Mission statement: “Goleta is a beautiful, safe, and diverse community of residents with family-friendly neighborhoods that values the environment, agriculture, and open space while encouraging housing, recreation, and business opportunities.”

The City’s first Strategic Plan was adopted in 2007. The Strategic Plan was last updated in 2019 and covers a two-year period that runs concurrent with the City’s Two-Year Budget Plan, and receives regular updates to keep current with the City’s priorities and to ensure the living document continues to be dynamic and reflective of the goals of City Council and the Goleta community. View the 2019-2021 Strategic Plan here.

There will be a Special City Council Workshop on Thursday, February 11, at 5:00 p.m. to discuss the Strategic Plan. We want the community to help shape this important document. Watch the workshop on Goleta TV Channel 19 or on our website at, and submit comments to