The city of Goleta has a busy week ahead with four community meetings covering such topics as building codes and homelessness, officials announced in a press release Monday.
First, the City Council will be asked to consider the Planning Commission’s recommendations in the draft New Zoning Ordinance at 5:30 p.m. today in council chambers at City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive Suite B.
The focus of the staff presentation will be on key issue areas, but any topic will be open for discussion, according to the press release. Key topics will include permitting requirements for projects; inclusionary housing requirements for rental units; residential care facilities in single-family and planned residential zones; and public notices for proposed development projects.
Also at the meeting, a public hearing will be regarding adoption of the 2019 California Building Standards Ordinance with specific local provisions. The provisions would require more fire retardant Class A roofing materials be required throughout the city to ensure the safety of new construction, according to city officials.
A workshop for the city Creek and Watershed Management Plan will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Goleta Valley Community Center, at 5679 Hollister Ave. The meeting will “help guide the future of Goleta’s creeks.”
“There are one dozen creeks running throughout our community. They provide important habitat and drainage functions. We want public input on how our creeks and watersheds should be cared for in the future,” said city spokeswoman Kelly Hoover.
Learn more about the project at https://tinyurl.com/GoletaCWMP.
Also Wednesday, a stakeholder meeting will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in council chambers. The meeting is a part of the process to create a Homelessness Strategic Plan. The meeting will include discussion of service gaps, best practices, goals and objectives, and service strategies, said city officials. It precedes a community open house scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Goleta Valley Community Center.
From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in council chambers, the State Lands Commission is holding a town hall meeting regarding Platform Holly and Piers 421. Locals are invited to get an update on the work being done to plug and abandon oil and gas wells on Platform Holly and Piers 421 and get info on upcoming process to remove two shore zone piers
For more information, please visit the State Lands Commission website at www.slc.ca.gov.
The City Council and State Lands Commission meetings can be watched on the city’s website. They will also air live on Channel 19. City Council meetings are rebroadcast at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesdays.