Baron Ranch Master Plan

In conjunction with the Third Supervisorial District and the Community Services Department, Parks Division, the Public Works Department, Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division has begun the process to develop a Master Plan for Baron Ranch, which is located on the Gaviota coast.  The proposed objectives of this Master Plan are to:

  • Maintain the functionality of Baron Ranch as a buffer and mitigation site for the Division;
  • Ensure protection of environmental resources required under current and future permits from various regulatory agencies;
  • Identify and evaluate options for developing increased public recreational opportunities on Baron Ranch; and
  • Ensure that all activities are fiscally sustainable and to consider revenue generating opportunities to offset costs to ratepayers.

For more information on Baron Ranch, please click here.  

  RESCHEDULING OF 2ND PUBLIC WORKSHOP ON BARON RANCH MASTER PLAN

The 2nd Public Workshop on the Baron Ranch Master Plan has been postponed to a date yet to be determined.  Once a new date has been confirmed, a notice will be posted with information on the time and place of the workshop.  If you have any questions, please contact Jody Rundle, Senior Program Specialist, at (805) 882-3602 and jrundle@cosbpw.net or Joddi Leipner, Senior Environmental Planner, at (805) 882-3614 and jleipner@cosbpw.net.                                                                                                                                                              

TENTATIVE SAVE THE DATE:  Public Workshop on March 18, 2020

Please save the date of March 18, 2020 to attend the 2nd Public Workshop where options for potential future uses of Baron Ranch will be presented and feedback from the public and interested parties will be solicited.  It has been rescheduled from March 4th.  This workshop will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.at the Goleta Valley Community Center, located at 5679 Hollister Avenue in Goleta.  If you have any questions, please contact Alan Nakashima, Senior Program Specialist, at (805) 882-3616 or at anakash@cosbpw.net.  Alternatively, you may contact Joddi Leipner, Senior Environmental Planner, at (805) 882-3614 or at jleipner@cosbpw.net.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Materials from November 14, 2019 Public Workshop

The following materials that were presented during the November 14, 2019 Public Workshop on the Baron Ranch Master Plan may be accessed by clicking here:

  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Exhibits
  • Maps
  • Summary of Workshop
  • Results from Public Survey

Based on the feedback received from stakeholder interviews, the public survey, and this workshop, the consulting firm hired to develop the Baron Ranch Master Plan will be developing options for potential future uses.  Note that the survey questions were focused on recreation.  These options will be presented at the next Public Workshop,scheduled to be held on March 18, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Goleta Valley Community Center, located at 5679 Hollister Avenue in Goleta.   If you have any questions, please contact Alan Nakashima, Senior Program Specialist, at (805) 882-3616 or at anakash@cosbpw.net.. Alternatively, you may contact Joddi Leipner, Senior Environmental Planner, at (805) 882-3614 or at jleipner@cosbpw.net..    

SAVE THE DATE:  Public Workshop on November 14, 2019

Please save the date of November 14, 2019 to attend a Public Workshop at the Goleta Valley Community Center (GVCC) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. to convey your views and input on the potential future uses of Baron Ranch. The GVCC is located at 5679 Hollister Avenue in Goleta.  Here is the Save-the-Date flyer in English, and here is the Save-the-Date flyer in Spanish.  We welcome and encourage you to provide us with your feedback, by completing the BARON RANCH MASTER PLAN SURVEY.

This workshop is jointly cosponsored by Third District Supervisor Joan Hartmann's Office, the Public Works Department, Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division, and the Community Services Department, Parks Division.  If you have any questions, please contact Alan Nakashima, Senior Program Specialist, at (805) 882-3616 or anakash@cosbpw.net.  Alternatively, you may contact Joddi Leipner, Senior Environmental Planner, at (805) 882-3614 or jleipner@cosbpw.net.