Re-Election and Green Campaign Plans Formally Announced
Press Release on December 7, 2009
Goleta Council Member Roger Aceves, who formally handed over the Mayor’s gavel last week, has announced his plans to run for re-election next November. He also made a call for Goletans to help his campaign save paper by providing their email address in exchange for his promise not to send them political snail mail. [Read More]
Cabrillo Business Park Breaks Ground
October 31, 2009This project took some time to break ground as it began as a County of Santa Barbara project and transitioned into the newly formed City of Goleta a few years ago. As with all projects, however, it went through the correct process. Planning staff knew it had to work to move forward with a logical, manageable process, and it did. I'm very happy with the result which includes some very green components and a concentration on bringing more jobs to Goleta. [Read more in The Independent or Noozhawk]
Aceves Featured in Santa Ynez Valley Journal
October 8, 2009Mayor Aceves was featured in a nice article in the Santa Ynez Valley Journal this week.
Many Thanks for a Successful Event!
October 3, 2009
Many thanks to the 60 plus who participated and especially John and Janna Price for a beautiful event at their home.
Interview with The Independent's Grapevine
July 18, 2009This in-depth interview with Roger covers the accomplishments of council since the last election.
Memorial Day Statement from Mayor Aceves
May 24, 2009As our nation celebrates Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, I call upon all Goletans to spend a moment and reflect on the many men and women who have served our country in the Armed Forces with courage, dignity and valor - and who have died in defense of our nation's most cherished values. This week, Councilmembers’ Ed Easton, Margaret Connell and I attended the unveiling of the new World War II Memorial at Santa Barbara Airport. This memorial commemorates local aviators who lost their lives during World War II. It was a poignant reminder of the sacrifice and bravery of our nation's military forces. Let us all remember that Memorial Day is about honoring our nation's heroes who have died in defense of a cause greater then themselves. Whether we celebrate by watching a parade, putting flowers on a soldier's grave, gathering with friends and loved ones, or flying an American Flag; I urge all of us to give thought - and thanks - to the many sacrifices made for our country's freedom.
Fundraising Event: A Goleta Point of View
CanceledWith the many events of the last week related to the Jesusita Fire, we have decided to cancel the event we had planned for Saturday, May 16th. Our hosts, John and Janna Price, were able to save their beautiful home but it was our joint decision to cancel the event. We do hope to recreate this event at a later date. If you had already made a contribution -- it will be refunded to you via mail in the coming days. As always, we appreciate your support.
Mayor Aceves in Sacramento: Promoting Funds for San Jose Creek
April 15, 2009
Mayor Aceves stops for a photo op with the California Bear in front of the Governor's Office. He went on to meet with State Senator Tony Strickland to promote funds to restore San Jose Creek. He will be meeting with Assembly Member Pedro Nava tomorrow.
From Mayor Aceves: Al Turnbull Grove Dedication
April 8, 2009
I was happy honor to Al Turnbull at the dedication in his honor of the one acre oak grove at Los Carneros Preserve. I joined past and present members of the Goleta City Council, Goleta Valley Beautiful, Optimists Clubs from Northside, Goleta and UCSB, along with friends and family of Al.
A City of Goleta Community Project Grant helped support the cost of the sign, along with contributions from the Optimist Clubs. Our Community Services Department will provide grove maintenance. (Photo courtesy of Ken Knight)
Throwing Out the First Ball at Girsh Park
March 2009Mayor Aceves threw out the first soccer ball for the newly renovated soccer field at Girsh Park. [Read more at Noozhawk]
From Mayor Aceves: Bipartisan Effort Important for State and Local Economy
January 2009Last week, The Santa Barbara Independent reported how I tabled with State Senator Tony Strickland at Goleta's Camino Real marketplace in hopes that I could do my part to show that only through a bipartisan effort can we address some of the endemic problems on the federal, state ad local level that is affecting our economy
With continued news of local layoffs, we can't afford to have a continued impasse at the state level. It has a direct effect on how the City of Goleta can provide services and I consider it council's main priority. Senator Strickland has agreed to continue the dialogue and I will continue to fight for local funds as I believe Goletans know best how to best spend limited budget funds in Goleta. We don't agree on every issue but I'm glad Senator Strickland is willing to discuss these issues so openly and I look forward to working with him.