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Santa Paula: Harvest at Limoneira Ground Breaking

Santa Paula: Harvest at Limoneira Ground Breaking

By Sheryl Hamlin According to Limoneira CEO Harold Edwards, it was during a meeting last century with Santa Paula City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz, that the subject of expanding the city east via the historic Teague-McKevett Ranch was germinated. And today, November 8, 2017, nearly two decades after first appearing in the Los Angeles Times, the […]

Santa Paula: Taxes, Limoneira and Infrastructure

Santa Paula: Taxes, Limoneira and Infrastructure

By Sheryl Hamlin Property Taxes and Ventura County Fire Department The issue of annexation to the Ventura County Fire Protection District (VCFPD) moved forward with more numbers relating to property tax and the sharing of Santa Paula’s revenue with the VCFPD. A concept called ‘realized property tax revenues’, which consultant Mike Sedell had alluded to […]

Santa Paula Council: Williams Homes 1 Limoneira/Lewis 0

Santa Paula Council: Williams Homes 1 Limoneira/Lewis 0

By Sheryl Hamlin Development on Historic Hardison House Approved After several reductions in size and one lawsuit, Williams Homes has prevailed at the City Council level with a new site plan consisting of fewer homes, larger lots and the use of a planning tool called a “Remainder Parcel” to segregate the Hardison house, barn and […]

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Approves Transfer of 79 Acre East Area 1 Open Space to Limoneira

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Approves Transfer of 79 Acre East Area 1 Open Space to Limoneira

 By Sheryl Hamlin Although short (only 15 minutes) and without a full five-member body (one death and one member relocation), the Santa Paula Planning Commission heard two significant issues. General Plan Conformance Review of the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Capital Improivement Program (CIP) John Ilasin, Interim Public Works Director and City Engineer, presented a list of […]

Limoneira Plans Six-Lane Railroad Grade Crossing at Hallock Road

Limoneira Plans Six-Lane Railroad Grade Crossing at Hallock Road

By Sheryl Hamlin Item 9 F on the January 17, 2017 Santa Paula City Council was notable not for what was described in the staff report or said at the meeting, but for what was not said in any city staff document or by any elected official of the city. Ostensibly this item was for […]

Limoneira/Lewis Denied 401 Certification for the East Area 1 Project

Limoneira/Lewis Denied 401 Certification for the East Area 1 Project

By Sheryl Hamlin The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board notified the Limoneira/Lewis company that their application for a Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the East Area 1 Specific Plan has been denied without prejudice “because it is inadequate” in a letter dated November 1, 2016. The 401 Permit affects […]

Limoneira/Lewis Present Park Options for East Area 1

Limoneira/Lewis Present Park Options for East Area 1

By Sheryl Hamlin History Now called “The Harvest”, the project formerly known as “East Area 1”, contains five parks in the Development Agreement (DA) between Limoneira and Santa Paula. The agreement was signed on March 17, 2008 by then Mayor Robert Gonzales and is known as “City Council Ordinance 1191”. Download agreement in its entirety […]

Limoneira Can’t Make it Work

Limoneira Can’t Make it Work

In a stunning admission at the August 25, 2015 Santa Paula Planning Commission, Mike Penrod of The Parkstone Companies who has been working with the East Area I project in Santa Paula for a decade, told the commission that the current specifications in the approved Development Agreement for East Area 1 produce less than 1000 […]

Santa Paula: Limoneira – East Area development faces its greatest challenge–Part 3

Santa Paula: Limoneira – East Area development faces its greatest challenge–Part 3

By Sheryl Hamlin Water Like demographics, the study of water and availability varies by the forecaster or the consultant. On September 3, 2013, water was the main topic of the Santa Paula City Council Meeting. A water consultant invited by the city, reported on water conditions. He noted that Limoneira had provided the questions for […]

Santa Paula: Limoneira – East Area development faces headwinds–Part 2

Santa Paula: Limoneira – East Area development faces headwinds–Part 2

By Sheryl Hamlin Multiple headwinds face the Limoneira East Area I and II projects: demographics, fallout from the housing bubble, fallout from the financial crisis, stagnant wages and an overbuilt retail sector. Demographers map generations by major life events. In 1998, the Baby Boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, were between 34 and 52 […]

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