Memorable Goleta Community State of the City

Highlight Video, Sizzle Reel and Full Recording Available

The State of Goleta is strong according to Mayor Paula Perotte. The Mayor gave her 2024 State of the City Address on April 10, 2024, at the newly reopened Goleta Community Center. Approximately 150 people turned out including community leaders, stakeholders, residents and City staff. It was a memorable and informative event from start to finish and a great opportunity for those who attended to connect with each other and learn how the City is doing and what the future holds. The event included live music, city information tables, mingling, refreshments, presentations from the Mayor and City Manager and questions from the public.

If you missed it, we have good news for you! Watch our highlight video to get a flavor of how Goleta’s biggest night of the year went. You can even watch the memorable event its entirety at  

The Community State of the City also saw the premiere of our Good Times in the Good Land video which highlights the impressive public engagement we had last year at the many memorable Goleta events that took place.

For those of you who were able to attend, thank you for coming and we hope you too will relive the great night we had by watching these videos and also checking out the photos from the event.

Read the full press release to learn more:

We look forward to next year, in the meantime, thanks for watching the recap video!

Mayor Paula Perotte delivers the State of the City presentation

City Manager Robert Nisbet giving an update at the Community State of the City

Question & Answer portion of the event

Group Photo (left-to-right): Santa Barbara County Fire Chief Mark Hartwig, Mayor Pro Tempore Luz Reyes-Martín, former California Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Councilmember Stuart Kasdin, Mayor Paula Perotte, Councilmember James Kyriaco (District 2), 3rd District Supervisor Joan Hartmann, Councilmember Kyle Richards, and Goleta Chief of Police Services, Lt. Rich Brittingham (not pictured 2nd District Supervisor Laura Capps)

Audience at the 2024 Community State of the City

Spanish interpreter Viviana Marsano and Community Relations Assistant Jaime Shaw at State of the City welcome table

Dos Pueblos High School Jazz Band performing in the gazebo at the Goleta Community Center