The City of Goleta will not be implementing temporary on-street parking restrictions in Isla Vista for Halloween this year, the Goleta City Council decided with a unanimous vote at its meeting Tuesday evening.

In past years, the city enacted a temporary parking permit program during the Halloween weekend, which would require residents in Isla Vista or neighborhoods near UCSB to display a parking permit on their cars during certain hours on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday closest to Halloween.

“Isla Vista, at least for Halloween, has become essentially a non-event over the last several years,” Jaime Valdez, director of Neighborhood Services, said. “There’s been a shift in how people get to these events, if at all. Most of it’s done through Uber or Lyft.”

Valdez said that in the past four years, there have been fewer than five parking tickets issued for violating parking restrictions.

With the decrease in popularity of Isla Vista as a Halloween destination, both the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office and the city’s Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee recommended that the parking restrictions remain for Deltopia events but not for Halloween in Isla Vista.

“We’ve gotten a lot of mixed reviews in the past [from residents],” Valdez said. “Some people liked the program; some people don’t like it — they don’t like the inconvenience of it.”

Not implementing the temporary parking restrictions program also will save the city about $10,000, as costs for the Halloween program were typically about $12,500, covering the printing and mailing of parking permits to residents, posting signs throughout the neighborhoods, and the placement of four electronic message boards.

Valdez said it would cost about $2,000 to notify the approximately 1,500 addresses by mail of the decision not to implement the program this year.