Over the years, the City of Goleta has heard from our residents about the negative impacts of Isla Vista Halloween on our neighborhoods, particularly those closest to Isla Vista. This year the City is implementing a temporary resident-only permit parking program. Each household in the affected neighborhoods (see map below) will be issued two permits for residents to park on the street during Halloween weekend. Residents are encouraged to park in their garages or driveways as well. Only residents with valid permits will be able to park on the streets in this area between 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, October 31 and Sunday, November 2 at 6 a.m. Vehicles without permits will be cited and towed at the owner’s expense.
What area does this program cover? Hollister Avenue to the southern City limit (Whittier Drive), from Cannon Green Drive to Storke Road.
How do I get my permit? Permits will be delivered via U.S. mail before October 27. If you do not receive yours, please contact our Neighborhood Services Department at 961-7556 to make arrangements for a replacement.
Is there a permit fee? No.
What should I do with the permit once I receive it? Each permit has an address and permit number. Write in the license plate number of the vehicle you plan to park on the street. Tape the permit to the inside of the driver’s side window by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, October 31.
I have more than two vehicles that need to be parked on the street. Can I obtain another permit? Yes. Please contact our Neighborhood Services Department at 961-7556 prior to noon on October 31 to make arrangements.
Will access to my neighborhood be restricted? Message boards will be placed at major intersections with entrances to the resident-only parking area. Law enforcement officers and tow trucks will be visible during the weekend as these parking restrictions are enforced. However no road access will be restricted.
I have a guest coming into town during this weekend, can they be issued a permit? No. This program is for our residents-only. Your guest can park in your driveway and you can use a permit to park your vehicle on the street.
My child has a soccer game at Girsh Park over the weekend, where should I park? The parking lots at Girsh Park, the Albertsons Shopping Center and Camino Real Marketplace will be open to the public during daylight hours.
I live outside this area and have seen the impacts in my neighborhood. What can be done about the parking and other nuisances related to the Isla Vista Halloween event? The City has been working with UCSB and the County of Santa Barbara to begin to address the impacts on our community. This year the City is restricting parking to determine if this is effective in reducing some of the impacts. If it is successful, the City Council may consider implementing and expanding the restricted parking areas during the next Halloween event.
For all other questions, please contact the City’s Neighborhood Services Department at 961-7556.