PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, October 9, 2014

Halloween Neighborhood Safety Meeting

Trick or Treat? Goleta Hosts Meeting to Discuss Halloween Safety and Permit Parking Program

The City of Goleta will host its annual community meeting on public safety in Goleta during Halloween. The meeting will be held Thursday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Goleta City Council Chambers located at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B.

According to Vyto Adomaitis, Director of Public Safety for the City, “Each year the City undertakes a collaborative process to work with residents, law enforcement and UCSB to ensure that the impacts from this event to Goleta are well managed and kept to a minimum. The City Council places a high priority on public safety and safe neighborhoods and these efforts are reflective of that approach.”

This year the City has implemented an on-street permit parking program for residents in neighborhoods adjacent to Isla Vista. This program will restrict on-street parking to vehicles with a resident permit. Additional details on this program will be available on the City’s website on Monday and information on the program will be discussed at Thursday’s meeting.

“Halloween has traditionally been a large event in Isla Vista. Each year we plan for the best and prepare for the worst,” said Goleta Police Chief Butch Arnoldi. “There will be zero tolerance for any alcohol and criminal violations observed. Law enforcement agencies will have a strong presence to maintain a safe environment for our residents and visitors.”

Representatives from the City of Goleta’s Police Department, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, Santa Barbara County Fire Department, California Highway Patrol, American Medical Response and the University of California at Santa Barbara will be on hand to answer any questions about enforcement, prevention and management throughout the week of Halloween. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

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