COVID-19 Deltopia Parking Restrictions Update
Santa Barbara County announced that Isla Vista County Beaches Closed April 4-5, 2020, in an effort to prevent Deltopia from occurring. The City of Goleta is asking residents who received parking permits in areas that could potentially be impacted by a potential Deltopia event to continue to display the permits as instructed as a precautionary measure.
Isla Vista’s Deltopia event was initially scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 4. While the likelihood of Deltopia occurring is low since most students have moved out of Isla Vista and back home, the City wants to be prepared. Other areas have seen unsanctioned spring break events occur during the COVID-19 outbreak, and the parking permits are another measure to help deter that from happening here.
The City is asking residents in the affected areas [Hollister Avenue to the southern City limit (Whittier Drive), from Cannon Green Drive (including the cul-de-sac streets on the west side of Cannon Green Drive) to Storke Road] who were mailed parking permits to please display them on their vehicle window the following dates:
- 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3 – 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 4
- 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 – 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 5
Anyone with questions, concerns or special requests can call Michael Baris (805-690-5119) or Shanna Dawson (805-961-7554) in the City’s Neighborhood Services & Public Safety Department.
Vehicles without permits will be cited and towed at the owner’s expense.
Resident-Only Temporary Permit Parking Programs
Over the years, the City of Goleta has heard from our residents about the negative impacts of Isla Vista events like Halloween and Deltopia on our neighborhoods, particularly those closest to Isla Vista. The City has implemented a temporary resident-only permit parking program during these events. Each household in the affected neighborhoods is mailed two permits for residents to park on the street. Prior to Halloween and Deltopia this page will be updated with specific information.
The parking permit program includes Hollister Avenue to the southern City limit (generally Whittier Drive), from Cannon Green Drive (including those cul-de-sac streets on the west side of Cannon Green Drive) to Storke Road.