The Goleta City Council selected Plan 701 for Goleta’s new district map with a 4-1 vote during its special meeting Thursday.

Councilman Roger Aceves cast the one vote against the motion, saying he opposed the election sequencing in the plan.

With the selection, the City of Goleta will now be transitioning to district-based elections rather than the at-large elections it was previously holding to elect City Council members.

The selected map has four districts, with Highway 101 serving as the boundary between districts one and two and as part of the boundary between districts three and four. Hollister Avenue serves as the boundary between districts three and four from Storke Roade to Ellwood Station Road.

The boundary between districts one and three sits at Glen Annie Road, while Storke Road serves as the boundary between districts two and three.

Storke Road and Phelps Road are the boundary lines between districts two and four.

The selected map, which has a total population deviation of 9.2%, can be viewed online on the Draw Goleta website.

Goleta’s redistricting map showing boundaries for City Council districts.

Goleta’s redistricting map showing boundaries for City Council districts.  (City of Goleta photo)

In selecting the plan, the council also decided on the sequencing of district elections. Districts one and two will hold elections in 2022, and districts three and four will hold elections in 2024.

If the term of a council member who lives in districts three or four expires in 2022, the council members will be elected by voters in an at-large election, as it is required for district election implementation to be staggered in this way.

The Goleta City Council will introduce the ordinance adopting the map during its next regular meeting on March 1, and the second reading and adoption of the ordinance will take place during the council’s March 15 meeting.

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Serena Guentz, Noozhawk Staff Writer

Noozhawk staff writer Serena Guentz can be reached at sguentz@noozhawk.com.