Four years after Goleta’s incorporation, city staff has completed the draft of its general plan, which will guide Goleta’s future development. The working drafts of the Goleta General Plan/Coastal Land Use Plan’s various elements have each been reviewed by the City Council – which in turn has taken public comment – every time the council met in its capacity as the Planning Agency. The quantity, affordability, and placement of new housing promises to be the most controversial issue during public hearings on the plan; the hearings will begin in mid-April, with final adoption slated for mid-September.

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