LED Virtual Town Hall on June 22

The City of Goleta wants to encourage our community members to attend an important Virtual Town Hall on June 22nd at 6:00 p.m. to discuss a long-awaited project that will impact our entire city. As part of the LED Streetlight Conversion Project, the City will soon be replacing more than 1,300 High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) streetlight fixtures throughout Goleta with new energy efficient LED streetlights. The new lights will save money, require less maintenance, provide clearer lighting and are better for the environment. The project is expected to save Goleta more than 345,000 kilowatt hours and approximately $115,000 in energy costs in the first year after the project is implemented.

City of Goleta Public Works Department Project Manager, Michael Winnewisser, said “Our LED Street Lighting project has a lot of major benefits to the City, and we understand our residents may have questions or concerns about the project and how it affects their neighborhoods. We encourage residents to attend the virtual meeting so we can answer residents’ questions and discuss the project and the streetlight conversion process.”

We hope you will join us for this important conversation. 

Meeting Information:
Tuesday, June 22, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Google Meet video call link: https://meet.google.com/nqx-uvbc-jtv
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 929-324-2297 PIN: ‪844 034 734#

The City recently released a video explaining this project featuring Public Works staff. Please take a few minutes to watch it. It is available in English (https://youtu.be/6zgKww9XIiQ) and Spanish (https://youtu.be/j9-r-2zLi9Q).

We also updated our website with more information on this project including Frequently Asked Questions and design maps showing the existing and proposed streetlight fixture wattages throughout the City. Learn more at www.CityofGoleta.org/LEDStreetlights.

The project will be going to City Council on July 20, 2021, for final approval and to seek authorization to start the streetlight fixture conversions.

Please contact Project Manager Michael Winnewisser at (805) 690-5120 or mwinnewisser@cityofgoleta.org for any questions or additional information.