1. SB County, with its $850 million budget, takes from
Goleta taxpayers over $5 million a year. Goleta’s budget is only $22 million.
2. SB County takes 50% of our portion of the Goleta’s property tax and 30% of our sales tax till the end of time. The County does not make the same extraction from any other city.
3. The Revenue Neutrality Agreement between Goleta and SB County is considered by many to be the “worst Revenue Neutrality Agreement in California.” No other agreement in California runs into perpetuity.
4. Unlike the County, Goleta has been fiscally responsible with its limited funds. However, many traditional city services are not provided due to a lack of funds.