In the summer of 2008, the City of Goleta implemented a state-of-the-art automated notification system designed to provide emergency and non-emergency information to residents and businesses. This system, known as Goleta City Alert contacts City residents and businesses quickly and efficiently via landline (home or business phone), cell phone, PDA, and e-mail address. Goleta is the first city in the South County with this innovative public information tool.
How does it work?
Goleta City Alert is a web-based, interactive, high-speed notification system that allows City officials to record and send personalized messages in minutes. The system is used to notify businesses and residents of emergency incidents such as a fire or robbery, urgent non-emergency incidents such as power outage and road closure, as well as for community outreach. Capable of sending 2 million 60-second voice messages, the system can send hundreds of thousands of emails and text messages in an hour.
Goleta City Alert is already programmed with a main phone number for each City residential and business address, including private and blocked number. Unlisted numbers are not in our system. Residents and businesses (including employees) can register up to six additional contacts such as mobile, work, and out-of-state phone numbers, and e-mail.
The Goleta City Alert system is only as good as the information that is entered in to the system. Sign up today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your phone number (landline or cell phone) and address as well as your preferred language (English or Spanish).
If you have questions or would like more information, contact GoletaCityAlert@cityofgoleta.org or call 805-961-7500 to leave a message.