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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, May 18, 2015

Goleta Named as One of the 50 Safest Cities in California

The City of Goleta is once again being recognized as one of the safest places to live in California, according to a study conducted by SafeWise. Goleta placed in the top 50 safest cities in California, coming in at number 50. In order to compile this list, SafeWise uses recent FBI crime data and takes into consideration factors such as security programs and initiatives.

“The City of Goleta has always placed a high priority on public safety and it is rewarding to see our efforts acknowledged once again,” said Mayor Paula Perotte. “I believe the close connections between law enforcement and the community are a significant contributing factor in creating the safe community we enjoy. I would also like to recognize the efforts of our Goleta Police Department. Their dedication and vigilance is commendable.”

This is just one of several times that the City of Goleta has been recognized as an exceptionally safe community. For instance, in 2013, Neighborhood Scout ranked Goleta as number 95 in a list of the safest cities in the entire United States and SafeWise ranked Goleta as the 22nd safest city in California.

Since the City of Goleta was incorporated in 2002, the City has contracted with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services and protection.

To see the SafeWise list of the 50 Safest Cities in California, explore http://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-California-2015/.

Contact

Valerie Kushnerov

Public Information Officer

City of Goleta

130 Cremona Drive, Suite B

Goleta, CA 93117

805.961.7507

805.689.8044 (cell)

www.cityofgoleta.org (web)

@goletapio (Twitter)

www.facebook.com/cityofgoleta (Facebook)

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