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Isla Vista Foot Patrol prepares for Halloween


ISLA VISTA, Calif. - Halloween in Isla Vista isn't as rowdy as it used to be, but plans are still underway to handle costumed crowds celebrating the streets of Isla Vista.

Locals said the last huge street party was in 2013 when students could hardly walk down Del Playa near the University of California, Santa Barbara campus.

Officers from the Isla Vista Foot Patrol don't expect it to be a street party like that this Halloween.

They plan to enforce a noise ordinance.

Sr. Deputy Justin Schroeder said, "Our game plan for Halloween is to keep it safe, keep it local, we have a noise ordinance in place that goes through next Monday.

He said no noise is allowed to be heard from the street.

The city of Goleta is also enforcing parking restrictions.

Kelly Hoover said, "We don't want to let our guard down yet, there is always a chance we could see a return of what we had in the past, and at this point in time we feel these parking restrictions safeguard our community."

The Sheriff's Department said staffing has not been impacted by other events.

Article Topic Follows: Santa Barbara - South County

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