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Goleta City officials hold public meeting on proposed fire station

A public meeting was held Thursday night in Goleta to update residents about a new fire station project.

The new home for Fire Station 10 will be on Hollister Avenue by the highway ramps on Cathedral Oaks Road.

The station would be servicing the western end of Goleta. City officials say that part of town has been “underserved” when it comes to fire services. The funding agreements have been approved by the Board of Supervisors and the City Council.

“The development process takes a long time even though it’s a city project. there’s a lot of environmental work to do as well as funding agreements to establish with the county, county fire and all of those types of factors,” said Valerie Kushnerov, City of Goleta community relations manager.

The public meeting was held at Ellwood School at 6:00 p.m. City personnel, fire officials and a design team was at the meeting to discuss the revised site plan with residents. Many people who live near the future location of Fire Station 10 were concerned about the layout, possible traffic issues and positioning of certain pieces of the site.

A city official told the dozens of residents in attendance that the project cannot move forward to the permitting process until a layout design is decided upon.

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