Goleta City Council Supports Reproductive Freedom

The Goleta City Council is showing its support for reproductive freedom. At the Tuesday, September 21, 2021, Goleta City Council meeting, the Council adopted “A Resolution Affirming Support of Reproductive Freedom.” View the resolution and staff report here.

City of Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte said, “The City’s adoption of this resolution further affirms the City’s commitment to protecting the rights of all women, including the rights related to family planning.”

Mayor Pro Tempore James Kyriaco added, “As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments on a case that threatens to overturn decades-old abortion protections, it’s important that local communities like Goleta speak up. We support reproductive freedom and justice, and believe that pregnant people – not government should make personal medical decisions for themselves and their families.”

The City has a proud record of proclaiming its commitment to inclusivity, diversity, and equity. The City Council has expressed a commitment to making Goleta a welcoming, inclusive, and safe community for everyone, promoting free thought and speech, while condemning racism and police brutality, hate speech, bigotry, violence and prejudice against all.