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Santa Paula: Public Works Fills, Fixes and Voids

Santa Paula: Public Works Fills, Fixes and Voids

By Sheryl Hamlin At the October 16, 2019 Santa Paula City Council meeting, Public Works Director Clete Saunier presented the quarterly report for July-September of 2019, which is the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2019-2020. There were nine slides, four of which are shown here. The details of the staff presentation were included in the […]

Santa Paula | City Clerk Blanco Accepts Simi Valley Position

Santa Paula | City Clerk Blanco Accepts Simi Valley Position

By Sheryl Hamlin After 20 exemplary years in Santa Paula, Lucy Blanco will be the new City Clerk for the City of Simi Valley. Read Press Release. During her two decade tenure in Santa Paula, she was repeatedly moved to positions of higher responsibility. In 2016 she was elected to the position of City Clerk. […]

Santa Paula: Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA)

Santa Paula: Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA)

By Sheryl Hamlin Within the last few weeks, the subject of housing and in particular the RHNA has appeared in multiple Santa Paula city discussions. 1. Read Director Mason’s statement on the RHNA status here which was given at the September 2019 Planning Commission meeting. 2. The Ventura County Behavioral Health (VCBH) presented housing theories […]

Split Roll: Taxes, Bureaucracy, Inflation

Split Roll: Taxes, Bureaucracy, Inflation

By Sheryl Hamlin The Ventura County Taxpayers Association hosted Rob Gutierrez from CalTax on Thursday October 3, 2019 to review the proposed Split Roll Proposal which has qualified for the 2020 ballot. Note that there have been two versions of this proposition. Here is a link to the proposition and a comparison of the two […]

Santa Paula Planning: Proposed Family Motel and Housing Plan

Santa Paula Planning: Proposed Family Motel and Housing Plan

By Sheryl Hamlin The September 24, 2019 meeting of the Santa Paula Planning Commission included a review of a proposed “family motel” to be located on the corner of 12th Street and Harvard. Planner Arroyo explained that she was related to the owners of the restaurant on this property which closed earlier this year and […]

Santa Paula Planning Commission: Conditional Approval of Self-Storage

Santa Paula Planning Commission: Conditional Approval of Self-Storage

By Sheryl Hamlin On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, the Santa Paula Planning Commission approved the first project in the Santa Maria Industrial Park (SMIP), a park that had been approved in 2013 according to the staff report. History of SMIP The original owner/developer of the Santa Maria Industrial Park was “Aspen”. At some point the […]

California Water Resilience Portfolio and Channel Islands

California Water Resilience Portfolio and Channel Islands

By Sheryl Hamlin An Executive Order (EO) signed in April 2019 by Governor Newsom directed State agencies to recommend a suite of priorities and actions to build a climate-resilient water system and ensure healthy waterways. The official website is: http://waterresilience.ca.gov On September 12, 2019, the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (LARWQCB) spent three […]

Santa Paula: Water and Sewer Rate Increase 101

Santa Paula: Water and Sewer Rate Increase 101

By Sheryl Hamlin At the September 4, 2019 Santa Paula City Council meeting, the council voted to present two rate increase alternatives to the citizens for a vote, one for water and one for sewer. The alternatives chosen were: 1) Raise water in a declining pattern for five years: 15%, 13%, 11%, 9%, 9% and […]

Friendship Bridge Evening: Empowering Guatemalan Women

Friendship Bridge Evening: Empowering Guatemalan Women

Empowering Guatemalan woman so that they can create their own solutions to poverty. You are invited to a special evening at the historical Unitarian Universalist Church on 740 East Main in Santa Paula on Monday, September 16th at 7 p.m. to learn about the successful “Microcredit Plus” program of Friendship Bridge (www.friendshipbridge.org) in Guatemala. Our […]

Santa Paula: Peck and Harvard Roads Intersection Repair and Closure

Santa Paula: Peck and Harvard Roads Intersection Repair and Closure

Public Notice Street Rehabilitation Peck Road and Harvard Boulevard Intersection Closure On Tuesday, September 3, 2019, the intersection of Peck Road and Harvard Blvd. will be closed for pavement rehabilitation. This closure will take place starting at 8:30 am and continue until 3 pm. During that closure you will need to avoid that intersection. Freeway […]

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