County of Santa Barbara Long Range Planning Division

Goleta Valley Planning Area

GoletaGoleta Valley is an unincorporated area of the South Coast of Santa Barbara County and one of seven community planning areas under County jurisdiction.

The eastern portion of the Goleta Valley Planning Area (the Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan Area) lies primarily on the coastal shelf between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountain Range, east of the City of Goleta and west of the City of Santa Barbara, and includes the southern slopes of the mountains up to the crest. The 2015 Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on October 20, 2015 and applies to the eastern portion of the Goleta Valley. Within the Coastal Zone, the 1993 Goleta Community Plan remains in effect until the California Coastal Commission certifies the Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan for the Coastal Zone.

The western portion of the Goleta Valley Planning Area lies north and west of the City of Goleta, extending northward to the crest of the Santa Ynez Mountains, and from approximately the intersection of Los Carneros Road and Cathedral Oaks Road westward to the eastern boundary of the Gaviota Coast Planning Area. In addition, several isolated pockets of unincorporated land in the southwest, surrounded by the City of Goleta and UCSB, are part of the western portion of Goleta Valley. The 1993 Goleta Community Plan remains unchanged and continues to apply to these western areas.

Contacts:
Dan Klemann, Deputy Director: dklemann@countyofsb.org
Allen Bell, Supervising Planner: abell@countyofsb.org
Julie Harris, Senior Planner: jharris@countyofsb.org

 

Completed Projects - Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan Area

Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan (project link)
A Comprehensive Vision for the Eastern Goleta Valley (GVC 20/20) (project link)
Eastern Goleta Valley Residential Design Guidelines (project link)

Ongoing Projects

Eastern Goleta Valley Environmentally Sensitive Habitat / Riparian Corridor Overlay Map Update

Documents

NEW! Proctecting the Wildlands of Eastern Goleta Valley (PDF)
A new brochure highlights new provisions adopted as part of the EGVCP and Land Use and Development Code for the unique mountainous areas of the Eastern Goleta Valley.
2015 Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan
(PDF)
1993 Goleta Community Plan (PDF)
1993 Goleta Community Plan Addenda and Errata (PDF)
1995 Goleta Trails Implementation Study (PDF)

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