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Welcome to the City of Goleta Commissions, Boards and Committees information site. Many Goleta citizens give their time to assist and advise the City Council on issues facing the legislative body. Service on City Boards, Commissions and Committees is one of the principal means by which citizens can participate in city government and they play a vital role in bringing transparency, change, and growth to the City of Goleta.

The City Clerk’s Department administers the opening, notification, application and appointment process for Boards, Commissions and Committee vacancies. Please follow the links below for information about each board and commission, membership, applicants, applications, websites, and agendas. Individuals may serve on only one commission, board, or committee at any given time, in accordance with Resolution No. 13-17, entitled “A Resolution of the City of Goleta, California, Establishing a Policy for City Commissions and Boards Relating to Service on City Commissions and Boards” (adopted 3/18/2013).


Public Engagement Commission (Youth Commissioner) Vacancy 

Are you or someone you know between the ages of 15-21 and interested in getting involved with local government? The City of Goleta is currently accepting applications for its first youth appointee to serve a one-year term on the City of Goleta’s Public Engagement Commission (PEC). PEC is a seven-member body with responsibility to advise the City Council on issues related to public engagement in the governance of the City. The Commission provides City residents a venue to address opportunities and ways to increase public engagement in City government. PEC has six regularly scheduled meetings per year and there is a $50 stipend per month. To be eligible to apply, candidates must reside within Goleta City limits and be between the ages of 15-21.

 Additional information can be provided by emailing or by calling Deborah Lopez, City Clerk at (805) 961-7505.  Deadline for application submittal is Monday, September 24, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.

 Thank you for your interest to serve.