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The City’s biggest night of the year is almost here! We hope you will join us for Goleta’s 5th Annual Community State of the City next Wednesday, April 13 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in-person at the Elks Lodge (150 N. Kellogg Avenue). This is a free community event. There will be Spanish interpretation and light refreshments available. Here is City of Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte with her personal invitation to you ( Spanish Engagement Specialist Marcos Martinez provides an invitation in Spanish ( Please share these videos and help spread the word about the #GoletaSOC.

A historically favorite part of the event is the Q&A portion. The community is encouraged to arrive early at 5:00 p.m. when doors open, mingle with staff, check out our information tables and take a moment to submit a question which can be anonymous. Staff will be on stage at the end of the event to answer as many questions as possible.

Here is a rundown of the event:

From 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. you can:

  • Mingle informally with Mayor Paula Perotte, City Councilmembers and City staff
  • Visit our information stations
  • Submit your question for the Q&A section of the program
  • Goleta Valley Historical Society will be selling our limited-edition 20 City of Goleta birthday items, including hats, t-shirts, totes and mugs. Get yours before they are gone!

The Program begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.:

  • Mayor Perotte gives the 2022 State of the City Address
  • City Manager Michelle Greene provides an update on the City’s Finances
  • Q&A session with Mayor Perotte and Department Directors

We hope you will bring your questions and join us for this important night for the City!


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