Apply to be on City’s Design Review Board or Planning Commission

Applications Due by January 14th

Are you interested in getting more involved with the City of Goleta? Then we encourage you to apply for vacancies on the Design Review Board and Planning Commission.

Those with an eye for design are encouraged to apply for the Design Review Board. This seven-member body encourages development that uses the best professional design practices to enhance the visual aesthetics of the community and prevent poor quality of design. Members are appointed to a three-year term. There will be three vacancies: One Licensed Landscape Professional (must be a Landscape Architect or Landscape Contractor) and Two At-Large Members (must be a resident of Goleta). The Design Review Board meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 3:00 p.m., and the position is compensated $50 per meeting.

The Planning Commission sits as a decision-making body on land use issues for the City and consists of five members who each serve a four-year term. Their role is to review and take appropriate action on discretionary development applications and to make recommendations to the City Council regarding any proposed legislative actions, including the General Plan and its implementation, as required by law. The Planning Commission meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month starting at 6:00 p.m. Compensation is $100 per meeting. There will be one vacancy. To be eligible, applicants must reside within City limits and be a qualified elector.

Applications may be submitted online at and are due by 5:00 p.m. on January 14, 2022. This is a new application process for the Design Review Board, and the Planning Commission deadline has been extended to the new date. Additional information can be provided by emailing

We look forward to receiving applications and having more community members be part of #TeamGoleta.