Isla Vista Community Services District (IVCSD) will host a Virtual Transportation Town Hall, 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, to kick off the planning phase of a new Isla Vista Mobility Plan. The meeting’s goals include informing residents about the project, timeline, and importance of a mobility plan. IVCSD will listen to residents’ transportation and mobility experiences, needs and suggestions.

There will be a number of ways to get involved with this project and those opportunities for engagement will be provided. The meeting will close with a Q&A period. Spanish and ASL interpretation, and closed captioning will be available.

The California Air Resources Board awarded $182,158 to IVCSD to develop an equity-based, Community Mobility Plan for Isla Vista. IVCSD is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that uses billions of cap-and-trade dollars to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improve public health and the environment, particularly in disadvantaged areas.

IVCSD envisions an equitable Isla Vista where residents of all ages and abilities are able to move through, to and from the community safely, efficiently and enjoyably; all by using a range of accessible and affordable clean mobility options. IVCSD is committed to ensuring community feedback is implemented into the Mobility Plan.

For those interested in attending, find the RSVP form in English here, and in Spanish here. Community members unable to attend can to submit a public comment in English here or in Spanish here. A comprehensive survey will follow to gather more feedback and ideas. For more information, visit IVCSD’s website.

“Attending this town hall is a great opportunity to provide input that will form the basis for new transportation improvements in Isla Vista – to make it easier, safer, and more sustainable to get around,” said Spencer Brandt, IVCSD Board president.

The IVCSD is Isla Vista’s first broad based local government, achieving 47 years of community advocacy for self-governance. IVCSD is empowered to provide eight key services including public safety, housing mediation, community facilities, parking, graffiti abatement, lighting and sidewalks, and both a municipal advisory council and area planning commission.

The board is composed of five publicly elected directors and two directors appointed by UCSB and the county of Santa Barbara.