October 2008

A note from the Board …

Many of you may remember the Goleta Vision Committee that met throughout the year 2006.  The efforts of that committee resulted in a well received document titled “A Comprehensive Vision for the Eastern Goleta Valley (GVC 20/20)”.  This document may be viewed by clicking on GVC 20/20 at:


The visioning process, while not legally binding, was undertaken as a precursor to the formation of a GPAC (General Plan Advisory Committee); a committee to be tasked with the creation of an updated community plan for the unincorporated portion of the Second Supervisorial District.  The seven member GVPAC (Goleta Valley Plan Advisory Committee) has been formed, and held its first meeting on 1 October 2008.  The near-term list of twice monthly meetings to be held in conjunction with the work of this committee, and the timeline for producing the updated plan may also be found at the address above.

I am very honored to have been selected to be a part of this committee.  Speaking as a member of the Board of the More Mesa Preservation Coalition (MMPC), I believe that environmental and open space issues are major considerations for our area. Consequently, these topics should become a significant part of the Community Plan.

In keeping with this belief, MMPC is, once again, soliciting comments from our supporters, as well as other members of the community, on topics such as open space, wetlands, vernal pools, habitats, creeks, watersheds, parks, trails and visual and aesthetic resources. This is your chance to get your views included in the long range plan for your community!  Voice your opinions by contacting us via the Contact page. Your comments will be forwarded to the committee and integrated into its discussions.

We live in a truly beautiful place.  Thanks so much for caring about it.