New Project Noticing Plan Launches – Look for Postcard!

Be on the lookout for a letter and pre-paid postcard from the City of Goleta coming to your mailbox later this month! Residents and businesses in Goleta will be receiving a letter in the mail about the City’s new Project Noticing Plan that includes a pre-paid postcard to return for those who want to receive notices directly about large projects via email/text or in the mail.

The City of Goleta wants to make sure you are aware of projects occurring within the City and that you have an opportunity to be a part of the consideration process. At the same time, we are mindful that many of our community members would prefer to receive notices via on-line methods rather than by mail.

Previously, for larger projects where the number of property owners/tenants that needed to be noticed about proposed zoning permits and hearings was greater than 1,000, the City placed a notice in the newspaper instead of mailing notices.  In an effort to improve noticing in a cost-effective, environmentally friendly way and to ensure that we are reaching our community in the many different ways they receive information, the City is launching its new Project Noticing Plan.

For larger projects that impact more than 1,000 property owners/tenants and other projects likely to lead to significant community interest, the City will send out the information via text and e-mail to our GovDelivery subscribers and will post the information on our website, social media (Facebook and Twitter) and on Nextdoor. For those who prefer, we will also mail notices. This will be in addition to the noticing in the newspaper.

If you would like to receive notices directly about large projects, please fill out and return the enclosed card as soon as you receive it.

  • To receive Project Notices for large projects directly via email and/or text in English or Spanish; or
  • To receive Project Notices for large projects via U.S. mail (Note: everyone will still receive mailed notices for smaller projects in their neighborhoods, as required by State law).

The City will be reaching out every two years to check your preference for Project Notices. For any questions, or to be added to the mailing list at any time, please contact We encourage you to stay connected with us on our outreach platforms to be informed about all that is happening in our City. 

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