General Plan


The City's first General Plan/Coastal Land Use Plan was adopted on October 2, 2006 and became effective on November 1, 2006. The Plan governs land use and physical development within the City. The Plan has four major purposes:

  • To provide a unified and coherent framework and vision for the future of the community.
  • To provide a basis for future decisions by the City on implementing ordinances such as zoning and subdivision codes, individual development project applications, and public investments in infrastructure and services, so as to achieve consistency with the framework. 
  • To inform the public of the City’s policies and provide a means to invite public participation in the City’s decision-making processes.
  • To guide private landowners, developers, and other public agencies in formulating projects and designs that will be consistent with Goleta’s policies.

****View/download the adopted General Plan/Coastal Land Use Plan here.

General Plan Amendments

During the summer of 2007, the City Council initiated processing of a package of City-sponsored General Plan Amendments. Further information on the City-intiated General Plan Amendments is available by clicking here

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Contact Us

For more information, contact the Advance Planning Division at (805) 961-7540.

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