Luz is running for the Goleta City Council's newly created District 1 seat because she is committed to preserving the character of our neighborhoods, safeguarding our treasured open spaces, and delivering essential services to our residents. With Masters Degrees in land use planning and in public administration, she has a deep understanding of how city government should work, how it should be accountable to the community, and how essential thoughtful planning is to sustainable communities.
As a proud Goleta resident, Luz has worked hard to make a difference in the lives of children and families in our community. She is a parent, nonprofit executive, community volunteer, and environmental advocate. She has proudly served on the Goleta Union School District Board for the last eight years. In this leadership role she followed through on her solid commitment to high-quality education and serving our community’s students, teachers, staff, and families.
Luz is the granddaughter of a farmworker and a housekeeper (who ultimately owned her own small business). Her father is a retired US Postal Service employee, and her mother worked for over 25 years as a public employee. Their sacrifices and determination made it possible for Luz to have greater education and career opportunities. They are role models as she and her husband raise their two children in Goleta.
As a council member, Luz will be a committed, proactive, and responsive representative for the residents of District 1 and the Goleta community as a whole.