First published in Noozhawk on June 29, 2022.
The Goleta City Council has voted to send the city’s Draft Housing Element for 2023 to 2031 to the state after its review during a special meeting Tuesday evening, with changes in the document involving short-term vacation rentals, replacing units lost to redevelopment, fair housing and more.
The Housing Element, which is a required part of each city’s General Plan, is required by state law to be updated every eight years. The last time Goleta’s Housing Element was updated was in December 2014.
The draft Housing Element has been the topic of Goleta Planning Commission and City Council meetings and workshops during the past year, as well as an online housing survey completed by more than 600 members of the public.