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City of Santa Barbara Airport

Although the City of Goleta does not have jurisdiction over the City of Santa Barbara’s Airport located at 500 Fowler Road, the Airport lies adjacent to the boundary of the City of Goleta and decisions on the future use and development of the Airport impact the City.

Airport Master Plan

Santa Barbara County Land Use Compatibility Plan (Draft 2012)

Airport Industrial Area

UCSB Long Range Development (LRDP)

UC Santa Barbara's Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) details how the campus will develop to the year 2025. The 2010 LRDP and accompanying Environmental Impact Report (EIR) were circulated in Spring 2008 and recirculated in 2009. The LRDP and Final EIR (FEIR) were approved by the UC Board of Regents in September 2010.  The California Coastal Commission approved the LRDP with modifications at their November 2014 hearing.  More information can be found at UCSB's LRDP webpage.

Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG)

SBCAG is an independent public agency governed by a 13-member board of directors consisting of all five county supervisors and one city council member from each of the eight cities within the County.  SBCAG distributes local, state, and federal transportation funds and acts as a forum for addressing regional and multi-jurisdictional issues. 

SBCAG is responsible for the multi-modal transportation planning, programming, and fund allocation required by state statutes.  As part of this responsibility, SBCAG produces a Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) for the County.  The RTP is a long-range planning document that defines how the region plans to invest in the transportation system over 20+ years based on regional goals, multi-modal transportation needs for people and goods, and estimates of available funding.  The RTP includes a Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) as required by SB 375.

The SCS sets forth a forecasted development pattern for the region, which, when integrated with the transportation network and other transportation measures and policies, will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from passenger vehicles and light trucks to achieve the GHG reduction targets set by the California Air Resources Board.  The future land use and transportation scenario presented in the SCS must accommodate forecast population, employment, and housing sufficient to meet the needs of all economic segment of population.

For more information on the RTP and SCS, please visit SBCAG’s website here.