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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.

Applications for all open Boards and Commissions may be submitted online at

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).


The City of Goleta has two vacancies on its five-member Planning Commission.  The City is accepting applications and is ideally looking for applicants who care about their community and its future, are good listeners, have patience and are interested in land use issues.  The goal of a Planning Commissioner is to balance the public good with private rights and interests.  The work is challenging, enlightening, interesting and impactful. This person will learn a lot and have the opportunity to work with a great team.

The Planning Commission sits as a decision-making body on land use issues for the City. The Planning Commission’s role is to review and take appropriate action on discretionary development applications and to make recommendations to the City Council regarding any proposed legislative actions, including the General Plan and its implementation, as required by law. 

Members are appointed to a four-year term. The Planning Commission meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month starting at 6:00 p.m. Compensation is $100.00 per meeting. Applications are being accepted at until 5:00 p.m. on July 9, 2020. To be eligible, one must reside within City limits and be a qualified elector. Additional information can be provided by emailing

Applications for all open Boards and Commissions may be submitted online below. Additional information can be provided by emailing