City Holds First Coffee and Community Event

View video slideshow to see how it went

A great turnout of community members gathered at Nectarine Park in Old Town on Saturday morning, January 21, for the City of Goleta’s first ever “Coffee & Community” (Café y Comunidad) event. Check out our video slideshow to see photos from the memorable morning.

This bilingual event with live interpretation was a great opportunity for neighbors to meet each other and share their thoughts, ideas and concerns with Mayor Paula Perotte, 2nd District City Councilmember James Kyriaco, City Manager Robert Nisbet, Goleta Public Works Director Charlie Ebeling and Neighborhood Services Director Jaime Valdez.  

Community members enjoyed fresh pastries from Goleta Bakery and warm coffee from Old Town Coffee. Councilmember Kyriaco provided updates on some of the important projects happening in Old Town Goleta followed by remarks from Mayor Perotte. City staff then answered questions from the public on a wide range of topics. In addition to the group Q&A time, community members also had time to ask their questions directly to attending Council and staff. 

It was a great way to spend a Saturday morning. Thanks to everyone who participated!

The City plans to hold more Coffee and Community events throughout Goleta. For questions, call or email the City’s Spanish Engagement Specialist Marcos Martinez at (805) 562-5500 or

Pictured above left-to-right: City Manager Robert Nisbet, Mayor Paula Perotte, 2nd District Councilmember James Kyriaco, Public Works Director Charlie Ebeling, and Neighborhood Services Director Jaime Valdez

Pictured below: Community members during the Q&A portion of the event