The Citizen’s Coalition to End Goleta’s Revenue Neutrality Agreement with Santa Barbara County

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.

Contact Your Local District Supervisor

Speak with your District Supervisor and tell them to treat the taxpayers of Goleta fairly and get rid of the RNA. $85 million dollars from Goleta is enough! 


1st District: Salud Carbajal
Phone: (805) 568-2186

2nd District: Janet Wolf, Vice Chair
Phone: (805) 568-2191

3rd District: Doreen Farr
Phone: (805) 568-2192

4th District: Peter Adam
Lompoc: (805) 737-7700

5th District: Steve Lavagnino, Chair
Santa Maria: (805) 346-8400