October 3, 2022
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Goleta OKs Marriott hotel

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The Goleta City Council paved the way for a 140-room, extended-stay hotel across from the Santa Barbara Airport.

The council approved the Residence Inn by Marriott project on a 4-1 vote Nov. 18, with Councilwoman Jonny Wallis dissenting.

The project is located at 6300 Hollister Ave. The Chumash community has opposed the project because of its treatment of a prehistoric Chumash site. Some area hotels have objected as well because of increased competition. The Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce has supported the project saying the $600,000 a year in occupancy tax is needed to help offset shortfall in other sales taxes.

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