LED Street Lighting Project Update to Be Shared at Next Green Committee Meeting

Thank you to everyone who participated in the City’s LED Streetlights Pilot Study earlier this year. Staff has reviewed the numerous completed surveys and will be bringing the results to the City’s Green Committee on Wednesday, March 10, from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Information will be presented on the benefits of the project, design considerations and the project’s next steps, including staff recommendation for LED fixture design standards to be used for the LED Street Lighting Project that will replace more than 1,300 High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) streetlight fixtures throughout Goleta with new energy efficient LED streetlights. The new lights will save the City money, require less maintenance, and provide clearer lighting.

Staff have put together a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) sheet to assist the public in understanding the project and respond to FAQs. It is located on the project webpage here:  https://www.cityofgoleta.org/city-hall/public-works/street-lights-led.

The Energy/Green Issues Standing Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council and consists of two members of the City Council. The current members are Mayor Paula Perotte and Councilmember Kyle Richards. The Committee may consider matters relating to energy policy and green issues, including, but not limited to matters related to energy efficiency, environmental policies, carbon reduction goals at City Hall and issues of sustainability.

To participate, please register in advance for the Energy / Green Issues Standing Committee Meeting:

An agenda will be available closer to the meeting date and can be found found here.

If you have any questions regarding the LED Street Lighting Project please contact the Project Manager, Michael Winnewisser, at (805) 690-5120, or via email at mwinnewisser@cityofgoleta.org.

Pictured: Photo of one of the LED Streetlights installed for the pilot study.