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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, October 24, 2011

Trick or Treat? Goleta Hosts Meeting to Discuss Halloween Safety

The City of Goleta will host a community meeting on public safety during Halloween.


The meeting will be held Wednesday, October 26 th from 6-7 p.m. in the Goleta City Council Chambers ocated at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B.

According to Vyto Adomaitis, Director of Public Safety for the City, “Each year the City undertakes a collaborative process to work with residents, law enforcement and UCSB to ensure that the impacts from this event to Goleta are well managed and kept to a minimum. The City Council places a high priority on public safety and safe neighborhoods and these efforts are reflective of that approach.”

“Halloween has traditionally been a very large event in Isla Vista and each year we work hard to prepare for the activities and issues that may arise,” said Goleta Police Chief Butch Arnoldi. “There will be zero tolerance for any alcohol and criminal violations observed. Law enforcement agencies will have a strong presence to maintain a safe environment for our residents and visitors.”

Representatives from the City of Goleta’s Police Department, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, Santa Barbara County Fire Department, California Highway Patrol and the University of California at Santa Barbara will be on hand to answer any questions about enforcement, prevention and management throughout the Halloween weekend.All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

For additional information, please contact Valerie Kushnerov, Public Information Officer, City of Goleta, at 961-7507.

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