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Santa Paula: SB1 Fund Proposed Street Repairs

Santa Paula: SB1 Fund Proposed Street Repairs

By Sheryl Hamlin Item Number 2 on the Consent Calendar of April 1, 2020 described the streets to be repaired using the SB1 RMRA (Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Act) funds for FY 20-21. City Manager Singer pulled this item from the Consent Calendar saying it would be heard in two weeks on April 15th, 2020. […]

BUSINESS | BendPak Opens Distribution Center in Alabama to Speed Delivery to Customers in Eastern U.S.

BUSINESS | BendPak Opens Distribution Center in Alabama to Speed Delivery to Customers in Eastern U.S.

SANTA PAULA, CA: March, 2020—BendPak is opening a new 100,000-square-foot distribution center near Mobile, Alabama, to better serve customers in the eastern United States. The administrative and shipping complex, which is expected to be fully operational within 60-days, is located in Theodore, just a short drive from the expanding Port of Mobile. The new facility […]

Santa Paula Council: Flawed Traffic Study Approved

Santa Paula Council: Flawed Traffic Study Approved

By Sheryl Hamlin According to the staff report of Tai Chau, City Engineer, the following State mandate must be followed: The California Vehicle Code (CVC) Section 22357 requires posted speed limits on collector and arterial roadways be established and justified by an Engineering and Traffic Survey (E&TS). Per the CVC Section 40802, the Engineering and […]

Santa Paula: Caitlin Barringer Appointed to Measure T Commission

Santa Paula: Caitlin Barringer Appointed to Measure T Commission

By Sheryl Hamlin Waiting patiently until the end of a three hour Santa Paula City Council Meeting, Caitlin Barringer was appointed to the Measure T Commission on March 18, 2020. City Manager Singer reported that the Measure T Commission had been vacant for months. With one member leaving the city, there was an opening, but […]

Santa Paula: Two Major Upgrades to Wastewater Plant Approved

Santa Paula: Two Major Upgrades to Wastewater Plant Approved

By Sheryl Hamlin History of Plant Spills The Santa Paula wastewater plant has incurred two spills, one in 2015 shortly after the City purchased the plant and one in 2018. In 2017, Santa Paula upgraded the SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system in a project approved at $204,057. Read about that overview and detail […]

Santa Paula Council Approves 2040 General Plan

Santa Paula Council Approves 2040 General Plan

By Sheryl Hamlin After a period of four plus years, 20+ public events, 1200 direct notices and hundreds of pages of planning language, the 2040 General Plan of Santa Paula was approved by the City Council on March 4, 2020. What is a General Plan? Quite simply, the General Plan is a written document providing […]

Santa Paula: 2020 Pavement and Slurry Seal Work

Santa Paula: 2020 Pavement and Slurry Seal Work

By Sheryl Hamlin The City Council approved $1,339,705 from various funds (see chart below) to improve streets in areas B and C. Source: staff report The streets where the work will be done are listed in this table from the staff report. Source: staff report The above streets were designated in a previous report as […]

SoCalGas Proposes Renewable Gas in Pipelines

SoCalGas Proposes Renewable Gas in Pipelines

By Sheryl Hamlin At the March 4, 2020 Santa Paula City Council meeting, Maria Ventura, Public Affairs Manager Southern California Gas, presented a path to sustainability, using the SoCalGas pipelines delivering renewable gas either by biomethane or power-to-gas. In using either of these methods, she said, cities would make strides toward the regulatory environment for […]

Santa Paula: Resignation Interim Police Chief Rodriguez

Santa Paula: Resignation Interim  Police Chief Rodriguez

This week, the City of Santa Paula announced the resignation of Interim Chief of Police Matt Rodriguez, effective later this month. Chief Rodriguez began his tenure as Interim Chief on November 19, 2019, after long-term Chief of Police Steve McLean went to Baldwin Park Police Department. Rodriguez’s departure allows him to pursue both personal and […]

Santa Paula: 2040 General Plan Innovation and Questions

Santa Paula: 2040 General Plan Innovation and Questions

By Sheryl Hamlin The last item on the February 25, 2020 Santa Paula Planning Commission was the update on the 2040 General Plan. A massive document, it is actually more concise than the previous General Plan. The Plan was written by contract planner John Douglas under the guidance of the city staff with input from […]

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