We Love Our Public Works Team

Our Public Works team and partner agencies in Goleta definitely feel appreciated after seeing the GREAT turnout at our Public Works Week Celebration event held May 22! A couple hundred people, including many families, joined us at the Camino Real Marketplace from 4-6pm for games, giveaways, information, and the popular touch-a-truck. A big thank you to MarBorg, Goleta Water District, Goleta Sanitary District and Goleta West Sanitary District for participating and bringing their trucks.

In addition to climbing on vehicles, kids could paint fire hydrants, go fishing, and more. There were also City information tables with staff from various departments providing information to community members on current and upcoming projects and programs.

We also want to thank Anna’s Bakery and Los Agaves for providing free coffee or soda to attendees who showed a City Live • Work • Play sticker.

This event was part of National Public Works Week (May 19-25) and was a way to honor our incredible Goleta Public Works Department for all they do for our community. The Public Works Department also received a proclamation at the May 21 City Council meeting.

Our Public Works Department is responsible for a wide range of services and projects. The City of Goleta owns over 100 parcels; many of the properties are parks and open spaces with a total area of approximately 515 acres. Below is a list of assets that Public Works manages:

  • 85 Center-lane Miles of Roadway
  • Over 20 Bridges
  • 35 Traffic Signals and 16 other Traffic Devices
  • 1,400 LED Streetlights
  • 16 Parks and 14 Open Spaces
  • 14,000 City Trees (approximately 8,000 Street Trees and 6,000 Park Trees)
  • 12 Creeks
  • 2 Miles of Coastline
  • Storm Drain Infrastructure including storm drainpipes, manholes, and drainage inlets

Public Works also maintains roadway medians and traffic control signs in addition to 17.4 million square feet of pavement and approximately 110 linear miles of curb, gutter, and sidewalks.

This year has been an especially busy time for Goleta Public Works with construction underway on the largest capital improvement project in the City’s history, Project Connect.

A big thank you to Goleta Public Works!       

Public Works staff receiving their proclamation from the city Council on May 21, 2024

Pictured below: Photos from the May 22 Public Works Week Event