Goleta City Council workshop to discuss spending priorities for a potential 1% sales tax measure


GOLETA, Calif. — The Goleta City Council meets Tuesday for a special city council workshop.

Council members will discuss a priority spending plan for a potential 1% sales tax measure.

If approved, the measure would be placed on the November 2022 ballot for Goleta voters to consider.

After receiving a presentation on the survey results at its June 7 meeting, the board asked staff to return with a draft sales tax measure ordinance for consideration.

Council members say public participation is an important part of this process.

The community is encouraged to attend the workshop, in person or virtually, on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Their hope is to find out what the community’s spending priorities are in the event that a sales tax measure is approved by voters.

You can also watch the meeting live on the city‘s website at www.CityofGoleta.org/GoletaMeetings or Goleta TV Channel 19.

To find out how to participate in the workshop virtually, see the agenda at https://tinyurl.com/3ku6tedn.

City Council believes that to tackle major unfunded capital projects, the city will need to establish a locally controlled source of permanent funding.

Unfunded priorities include repairing streets and roads, addressing homelessness, improving streams and waterways.

If council approves the Sales Tax Measure Ordinance at its June 21 meeting, the measure will be on the November 8 general election ballot.

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