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 large event in Isla Vista, although with the holiday falling mid-week this year, we expect a smaller crowd. Each year we plan for the best and prepare for the worst,” 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, American Medical Response and the University of California at Santa Barbara will be on hand to answer any questions about enforcement, prevention and management throughout the week of Halloween. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.
For additional information, please contact Valerie Kushnerov, Public Information Officer, City of Goleta, at 961-7507.