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Goleta's Future

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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 mission statement which describes the community, key attributes, and values. The City’s first Strategic Plan (Plan) was adopted in 2007 and it is updated every two years. The latest Plan, updated in 2017, articulates eight overarching strategies that guide the City towards achieving its vision. To learn more, click on the following link:

Another guiding document is the City’s General Plan - a growth and planning tool that establishes various expectations for Goleta’s future and our natural and built environment. The General Plan was first adopted in 2006 and was recently amended. To view the City's General Plan, please click on the following link:

Another important and insightful document is the City’s 2-year budget for all departments and special funds. The budget works to describe currently funded programs, projects and services, deemed a priority by the City Council. The budget also provides long-term trends, a breakdown of revenues and expenditures and a look at City reserves and special funds. A copy of the budget can be viewed by clicking below:

We look forward to continuing to make our community a vibrant, viable and livable community!