Goleta Neighbors Celebrate the City’s Birthday and Connect at Coffee & Community Event

Mayor Perotte and Councilmember Kyle Richards with City Staff (Courtesy Photo)

Close to forty residents gathered at Brandon School in western Goleta [on] February 3, 2024, for a Coffee & Community (Café y Comunidad) event. This was the fourth in a series of quarterly gatherings of its kind held in different parts of the City.

The attendees enjoyed coffee and birthday cake in honor of the City’s 22nd birthday (February 2). Children who attended with their parents participated in the celebration by making birthday cards for the City.

Mayor Paula Perotte, Councilmember Kyle Richards, City Manager Robert Nisbet and a group of City staff from a variety of departments were in attendance as were Santa Barbara County Supervisors Laura Capps and Joan Hartmann. Spanish interpretation was provided.

Mayor Paula Perotte said, “Our staff and I were so pleased for this opportunity to learn from and respond to Goleta residents’ comments and questions regarding our city’s operations and strategies.”

Councilmember Kyle Richards said, “I am always glad to hear from our residents regarding their concerns about the City and their neighborhoods. Saturday’s ‘Coffee & Community’ at Brandon School was a great opportunity to engage with neighbors and share information about how our Council and staff are working on their behalf.”

During the event, City staff answered questions about housing, road conditions, parks and open space, upcoming projects and other topics of interest to the neighborhood.

A big thanks to Brandon Principal Sheryl Miller for helping set up the event and make sure it ran smoothly, and to Anna’s Bakery in Goleta for making delicious birthday cake for all to enjoy.

Thanks to everyone who attended and participated.

Child drawing a birthday card for the City (Courtesy Photo)

Mayor Paula Perotte speaking to the audience (Courtesy Photo)


Written by CityofGoleta

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