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The City of Goleta, like hundreds of cities and school districts across the state, is making a change in how voters elect its City Council. Beginning in 2022, voters will vote for one City Council member who lives in their district. This will replace the current system of at-large citywide elections in which voters have the ability to vote for all City Council members.

We need your help to make this change and draw new City Council districts!

One of our primary goals when drawing City Council districts is to draw lines that keep neighborhoods together. So we want to know: What do you consider the boundaries of your neighborhood?

Share your specific thoughts, draw a map, or attend an upcoming workshop to get involved!

Districting is important because it will determine how our neighborhoods will be represented on City Council. Help us draw the boundaries – get ideas with the City’s StoryMap. You can use the StoryMap to explore the many different types of potential communities of interest in our City.

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Click here to watch a video recording of the June 26 district elections workshop.

Next Steps

Monday, August 2, 6 PM (In-Person Workshop):
Community workshop to inform and educate the public on district-based elections. First public hearing to solicit “input regarding the composition of the districts” prior to drawing the draft maps.

Tuesday, August 17, 6 PM (during regular City Council Meeting):
Second public hearing to solicit “input regarding the composition of the districts” prior to drawing the draft maps, and to identify and vote on neighborhoods and communities of interest to keep together in one district.