SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The Hollister Ranch Coastal Access Program planning team invited Goleta residents to attend multiple interactive public workshops in order to share their input on the coastal access program.
This workshops were put together by four California State Agencies as a result of AB 1680, Limón. The four agencies included the California Coastal Commission, State Coastal Conservancy, State Lands Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation.
The first of the workshops was held on Thursday at the Goleta Valley Community Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
"We're trying to make it different this time. We're really trying to build, not just a constructive dialogue, but a collaborative dialogue where people can come together and explore ideas and explore possibilities and try to think about what will work and not focus on what won't work," said Lewis Michaelson, a facilitator at the workshop.
Participants at the workshop were also asked to fill out a survey about the Hollister Ranch Coastal Access Program planning process. It is the first of a series of surveys that will be used to help the public share their opinions on the access planning.