The City has planned several activities in the coming weeks and months for the community to commemorate this significant occasion. On Tuesday, February 7 at 6:00 p.m. at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting, the City Council will formally mark the anniversary with special recognitions from other agencies, music by the Dos Pueblos Jazz Choir and birthday cupcakes. The celebration is expected to last for an hour and fifteen minutes after which the Council will proceed to its next item. The event will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B. All are welcome to attend.

On Sunday, February 12 from 2 to 3:00 p.m. the City will host a Community Birthday Party at the Goleta Valley Community Center. This family-friendly afternoon will include music by the Goleta Valley Junior High Band and the Dos Pueblos Jazz Band and Madrigal Singers. The party will be rounded out with a slide show, an historical display, balloons and cake. Everyone is invited to enjoy this fun event.

During the year the City has created themes to highlight the various aspects of life in Goleta. These themes are listed on the City’s website at and have things to do in Goleta that are associated with the themes.

The City will be hosting an open house from 3-5 p.m. on March 8 to allow residents and community members the opportunity to see behind-the-scenes at City Hall. More details will follow as the event draws near.

On Earth Day, April 22, the City will offer free mulch for pick up at the City’s corporate yard at 6735 Hollister Avenue.

More information on the City’s 10th anniversary activities can be found on the website at For questions, please contact Valerie Kushnerov, Public Information Officer, at (805) 961-7507 or


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