Jonny Wallis

Jonny Wallis

Jonny Wallis Dies

Jonny Wallis, a key player in getting Goleta to cityhood who held multiple leadership positions in the Good Land, passed away on Sunday at her home, said Mayor Roger Aceves. The cause of Wallis’s death remains unknown, but her contribution to the city is clear, Aceves said, noting Wallis’s tenure on the first City Council, as one of the first mayors, and — most recently — as a member of the Planning Commission. “It’s sad when you lose somebody who worked so hard to create the City of Goleta,” Aceves said. Supervisor Doreen Farr noted Wallis’s passing at Tuesday’s board meeting, saying that her longtime friend “epitomized what a true public servant could be.”

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