Goleta Re-Appoints Four City Councilmembers
The Goleta City Council voted on 8/19 to re-appoint councilmembers Michael Bennett, Roger Aceves, and Paula Perotte to new four-year terms, rather than holding a $17,000 election in November for the three, who are unchallenged in their bids to remain on the dais. No other applicants filed to run by the 8/8 deadline, weeks after seven candidates interviewed to take the spot of former councilmember Ed Easton, who resigned when he moved out of city limits. Accountant Tony Vallejo was chosen for the seat through 2017. During the interview process, the councilmembers advised the candidates about the low pay ($6,384 yearly salary) and long hours.