A strategic plan identifies the priorities and goals of an organization in order to create a roadmap, guiding future decision making. Goleta’s Strategic Plan is driven by its vision statement which describes the community, key attributes, and values.
“Goleta is a beautiful and safe community with family-friendly neighborhoods that values the environment, agriculture, and open space while encouraging housing, recreation and business opportunities.”
In 2013, the City took a comprehensive look at its Strategic Plan in order to create a more focused vision for the future. The City’s Strategic Plan articulates six overarching strategies that will guide the City towards achieving its vision. These strategies serve as an umbrella for the goals organized beneath them, which identify and describe the broad outcomes to achieve each strategy. The Plan also informs the City’s budget and includes the items budgeted for that will support the City in reaching its goals. Since this is a dynamic document, periodic plan review will ensure that the strategies and goals continue to accurately reflect the future of Goleta. The plan was last updated in June 2015.