County of Santa Barbara Long Range Planning Division

Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan (EGVCP)

Adopted by the Board of Supervisors on October 20, 2015

The EGVCP updates the 1993 Goleta Community Plan (GCP) for Eastern Goleta Valley with the advice of the Goleta Valley Planning Advisory Committee (GVPAC). The new community plan for Eastern Goleta Valley is consistent with the community’s vision for the next 15 to 30 years of land use planning. The 1993 GCP remains effective in, and applies to, the western portion of the Goleta Valley Planning Area.

NEW  The California Coastal Commission certified the EGVCP for that portion of the Plan Area that lies within the Coastal Zone.  On November 7, 2017, the Board of Supervisors will hold a hearing to consider whether to accept the Coastal Commissions certification with the modification.  The Board Agenda Letter and the Coastal Commission’s suggested modifications (approved on August 10, 2017) can be found on the Board of Supervisors’ webpage.

Background: The Board of Supervisors adopted the Goleta Community Plan (GCP) in 1993. Since its adoption, new development has occurred consistent with the GCP, public services have expanded, modest population growth has occurred, regional planning dynamics have changed, and most significantly, the City of Goleta was incorporated. Issues of regional concern to the South Coast, such as economic vitality, high-quality residential neighborhoods, environmental protection, and sustainable transportation networks, provided the momentum to revisit where, when, and how the Eastern Goleta Valley should change over the next 15 to 30 years. The Goleta Valley Planning Advisory Committee (GVPAC) held 39 public meetings, five plan review subcommittee public meetings, two public workshops, and one public van tour, to develop and review a draft community plan for the Eastern Goleta Valley. Subsequently, the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors held hearings culminating in initiation of a draft plan for environmental review and adoption of the final plan on October 20, 2015.

Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan (full text, large file)(pdf)

Individual Sections

EGVCP Title, TOC , Preface

I.A-D: Introduction

II.A: Planning Area Boundaries and Permitted Land Uses

II.B: Land Use and Zoning Maps

II.C: Residential Land Uses

II.D: Commercial/Mixed Land Uses

II.E: Agricultural and Rural Land Uses

III.A: General Public Services and Facilities

III.B: Public Safety: Fire Protection, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Services

III.C: Parks, Recreation, Trails, and Open Space

III.D: Water, Wastewater, and Solid Waste Management

III.E: Transportation and Circulation

IV.A: General Resources and Constraints

IV.B: Air Quality and Global Climate Change

IV.C: Watershed Ecology: Hydrology, Biology, and Geology

IV.D: Cultural Resources

IV.E: Hazards and Noise Conflicts

IV.F: Visual Resources

Appendix I Roadway Classification System and Project Consistency Standards

Appendix II Project Glossary

Appendix III Cultural Resources Tables

Appendix IV Compendium of Actions and Programs


Dan Klemann, Deputy Director:

Allen Bell, Supervising Planner:
Julie Harris, Senior Planner:


Adoption Hearings for the Eastern Goleta Valley Goleta Community Plan

Meeting Date Agenda Staff Report/Attachments

Board of Supervisors
October 20, 2015
9:00 am

Planning Commission
July 22, 2015
9:00 am

Planning Commission
June 17th, 2015
9:00 am

Draft Final Plan for Planning Commission Review June 17, 2015

Draft Final Plan Environmental Impact Report

The draft Final Environmental Impact Report was released in May 2015. You may access the document by following this link to the EIR Web Page.


Past Public Hearings

Draft Goleta Community Plan Update for the Eastern Goleta Valley – Initiation Hearings and Initiation Draft Plan

FEBRUARY 21, 2012 BOARD-INITIATED DRAFT PLAN (full text, large file) (.pdf)

Board of Supervisors Hearing February 21, 2012

For information regarding the County Board of Supervisor's Initiation of the draft Plan Update, please click on the hearing date below:

Board-approved Draft Plan Update Modifications
Modifications to Land Use and Zoning Maps
Modifications to Policy LUA-EGV-1.6

February 21, 2012 Agenda Materials - Departmental Item #1

FEBRUARY 1, 2012 DRAFT PLAN (full text, large file) (.pdf)

Planning Commission Hearings 2011

Planning Commission Action Letter and Approved Modifications - November 16, 2011

For information regarding the County Planning Commission's review and recommendations for the Initiation Draft Plan between August 3, 2011 and November 16, 2011, please click on the hearing date below:

    1. August 3, 2011 - Item #3

    2. August 17, 2011 - Item #2

    3. September 7, 2011 - Item #5

    4. September 14, 2011 - Item #2

    5. October 19, 2011 - Item #4

    6. November 2, 2011 - Item #3

    7. November 16, 2011 - Item #1

Also visit: Goleta Valley Planning Advisory Committee (GVPAC)

Also visit: Goleta Valley Planning Area