Airport Commission

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Program Description

Airport Commission meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 pm, unless otherwise noted on the schedule. Meetings are held at the Airport Administration Building at 601 Firestone Rd in Goleta. For livestream information, please check the current agenda.

2024 Airport Commission Schedule

To send in public comments, please email the Commission Secretary. 


In 1929, a committee was formed by the Chamber of Commerce to choose a site for a permanent commercial airport. After considerable study, the present Goleta site was chosen. As a result of lobbying in Washington, the federal government helped Santa Barbara's dream of an airport to materialize. In February 1941 the local electorate approved a $149,000 bond issue for the purchase of the land with construction beginning soon thereafter. It was at this time that an Airport Commission was formed.