Platform Holly Virtual Town Hall

The State Lands Commission and the City of Goleta held a virtual community Town Hall on December 8 to discuss the well plug and abandonment work at Platform Holly. Platform Holly, an offshore oil platform in Santa Barbara County, is one of four remaining offshore oil platforms in state waters. Well plug and abandonment on Platform Holly resumed in October of this year — 528 days after the pandemic shut down this work. This Town Hall was an opportunity for the public to engage with Commission staff and the City of Goleta about the well plug and abandonment work and eventual decommissioning of Platform Holly.

Thank you to everyone that attended. For those that were unable to watch the virtual Town Hall, it is rebroadcast on Goleta TV Channel 19 on Thursdays and Fridays at 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and can also be viewed at any time on the City’s website (

For more information, visit the State Lands Commission website at

Pictured: Platform Holly