Apply to Be on the City’s Public Tree Advisory Commission

City Looking to Fill Three Vacancies: Applications Due February 17

Do you live in Goleta and have an interest in Urban Forestry? Then you should consider applying for the City’s Public Tree Advisory Commission (PTAC). There are three vacancies on this five-member body and applications are due on February 17, 2023.

The Public Tree Advisory Commission provides advice to staff and the City Council in developing plans and goals for the Goleta Urban Forest, represents the interests of the community, and informs the community of the Urban Forestry program as directed by the City Council.

Urban forests encompass the trees and shrubs in an urban area, including trees in yards, along streets and corridors, in watersheds, and more. Urban forests are important because they are the trees right outside our doors providing air, shade, and beauty.

Each Commissioner serves a four-year term. Eligible applicants must live in the City of Goleta. The Commission holds six regular meetings and may hold additional meetings as needed; members are compensated $50 per meeting.

Apply by February 17 at 5:00 p.m. on the City’s website at For additional information, please email

Thank you for considering this important role in your community.