Pixel Tracker

Monday, January 21 , 2019, 8:39 am | Fair 54º


Santa Barbara MTD Hires George Amoon as Planning Manager

Santa Barbara MTD is pleased to announce that George Amoon has accepted the position of manager of planning, effective Feb. 19.

George Amoon
George Amoon

A graduate of the UCSB Environmental Studies program, Amoon spent five years at the City of Goleta Community Services Department as a project manager and 10 years at Santa Barbara County in the Long Range Planning Division of the Planning and Development Department serving as manager of the Transportation Planning and Grants Programs and as a project manager.

After serving at the City of Goleta, Amoon founded a consulting firm, GKA Consulting, which provided transportation planning and grant writing services to local clients.

“My education and career have focused on sustainable transportation,” Amoon said. “So having the opportunity to work at MTD allows me to fully concentrate my energies on enhancing public transportation for the community.”

An avid surfer and basketball player who grew up in Anaheim, Amoon says he’s always had a strong liking for the environment and the outdoors.

After graduating from UCSB and working for a local environmental consulting firm for two years, Amoon attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo receiving joint master’s degrees in city and regional planning and engineering that focused on transportation planning.

As he moved into his new office at the MTD administration building, Amoon reiterated his passion for alternate transportation.

“Given my 17 years of direct local experience with alternative transportation, I’m excited to be here at MTD to plan, implement and promote mass transit within our service area,” he said.

The mission of Santa Barbara MTD is to enhance the personal mobility of South Coast residents and visitors by offering safe, clean, reliable, courteous, accessible, environmentally responsible and cost-effective transit service throughout the district.

— Kate Schwab is the assistant manager of marketing and customer service for Santa Barbara MTD.

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >

Meet Your Realtor Sponsored by Village Properties

Photo of Dianne and Brianna Johnson
Dianne and Brianna Johnson
"We are committed to making our clients feel special by providing the concierge level service they deserve."

Full Profile >