Goleta Public Safety Donation
updated: Dec 18, 2013, 10:46 AM
Source: City of Goleta
The Goleta City Council authorized the City Manager to execute an agreement with the Camino Real
Marketplace to create a Public Safety Fund, which will be funded by a $625,000 donation from the
Camino Real Marketplace payable over the next five years. This generous gift from Camino Real
Marketplace will be used for public safety needs such as operations and equipment purchases, public
education, and emergency preparedness.
"We are dedicated to keeping our community safe. By providing this funding of $625,000 over the next
five years, we can help insure that Goleta has the resources it needs to continue providing these
important services," said Mark Linehan, President, Wynmark Company and owner of the Camino Real
"Goleta is grateful for the continued financial support by the Marketplace. Since establishing the Goleta
Police Department - Marketplace Station, their on-going funding has been critical in maintaining and
expanding our public safety presence. We would not be where we are today without their support," said
Mayor Michael T. Bennett.
The Marketplace has been donating office space next to the movie theater and funding since 2008.
This Marketplace Substation is used by Goleta Patrol Officers and houses the Community Services
Bureau, DARE program and Explorers Training. It is also the primary office for Goleta's Community
Resource Deputy, who oversees neighborhood and business watch.
The City of Goleta commends Mark Linehan and Camino Real Marketplace for its extraordinary efforts in
continuing to make Goleta a safe place to live through this innovative partnership.
(Photo: The Goleta Police Department - Marketplace Station opened in June 2008. Mayor Michael T.
Bennett, Sheriff Bill Brown and Marketplace Owner Mark Linehan cut the ribbon with the assistance of
Councilmember Roger Aceves and Ellwood School students.)
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