Economic Development Community Forum April 19

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers and via Zoom

A thriving economy is a critical component to the success of a city.  That’s why the City of Goleta is developing a new Five-Year Economic Development Strategic Plan and wants community input. Please join us for a hybrid Community Forum on April 19 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers (130 Cremona Drive) and via Zoom. We will be reviewing the Draft Plan and want your input. Specifically, we want to know: Is there anything that is missing? Should anything be adjusted? Which elements are on the right track?

For the past year we have been working with a community-led strategic planning team to develop the Draft Plan. Economic development is attracting and growing businesses, creating, and retaining jobs, and making our communities a better place to live.

In September 2022, the City released a survey to gather input and ideas from businesses, non-profits, organizations, residents, visitors and everyone who has a stake in the economic future of Goleta. Feedback received was incorporated into the Draft Plan. The perspectives and ideas of the community and stakeholders are essential for the creation of the plan and will help inform and guide the development of not only the City’s long-term economic vision, but actionable strategies and initiatives.

We hope to see you on April 19. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ryan Kintz, Assistant to the City Manager, at