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Jon Coupal: Taxpayer Assault on Horizon

Jon Coupal: Taxpayer Assault on Horizon

By Sheryl Hamlin Fresh from a roadside phone interview with NPR radio about Governor Brown’s proposed $54 billion tax increase, Jon Coupal, veteran tax warrior and head of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA), breezed in to keynote the Ventura County Taxpayers Association meeting on Thursday, March 30 in Oxnard. $54 Billion Tax Increase THIS […]

ZGlobal Presents: Solar Powered Battery Storage to the Santa Paula Community

ZGlobal Presents: Solar Powered Battery Storage to the Santa Paula Community

 By Sheryl Hamlin The community meeting on March 28, 2017 was noticed here and was reviewed for informational purposes only at a Santa Paula Planning Commission on October 25, 2016. Battery Storage, Load Sharing and the Grid It is fair to say that the Lithium and nickel metal hybrid battery enabled the portable electronic device […]

Ventura County General Plan Update: Transportation and Infrastructure

Ventura County General Plan Update: Transportation and Infrastructure

By Sheryl Hamlin The county has embarked on a multi-year, multi-million dollar update to its General Plan Update (GPU) for the unincorporated areas. The website for commenting and status is vc2040.org. Citizens can also sign up here for announcements. Previous articles about this process were here: Notice/Overview History and Initial Configuration of Report Refinements to […]

Meeting Notice: Santa Paula Energy Storage Project (English/Spanish)

Meeting Notice: Santa Paula Energy Storage Project (English/Spanish)

 Notice of Community Meeting (See Below for Spanish Version) There will be a Neighborhood Meeting regarding the proposed Santa Paula Energy Storage Project at 132 North 13th Street in Santa Paula, California. Western Grid Development, LLC (“Western Grid”), a power engineering and energy solution company based out of Folsom, California, is working with the City […]

Supervisor Bennett Forum: Connecting to State Water

Supervisor Bennett Forum: Connecting to State Water

By Sheryl Hamlin About sixty attendees of Supervisor Bennett’s March 22, 2017 water forum quietly digested the complex material presented by the panel during the allotted two hour time period. Supervisor Bennett asked the audience by a show of hands how many had attended the previous water forum on desalination. Most raised their hands. Read […]

Santa Paula: Fire, Schools and Enterprise Funds

Santa Paula: Fire, Schools and Enterprise Funds

By Sheryl Hamlin More Details Emerge about Annexation to Ventura County Fire District In an oral presentation, Chief Araiza informed the council of the following: LAFCO requires large fees for the annexation which the county will pay, unless the annexation does not go to fruition. By the April 3rd meeting, he will present more details […]

Santa Paula: Agreement Reached in Historic Hardison Property Lawsuit

Santa Paula: Agreement Reached in Historic Hardison Property Lawsuit

By Sheryl Hamlin Item 2.10B on the Consent Calendar of the March 20, 2017 Santa Paula Council meeting was described as follows: Approval of a Settlement Agreement in San Buenaventura Conservancy, et al. v. City of Santa Paula, et al. – Ventura Superior Court Case No.56-2016-00487940-CU-WM-OXN An item on the Consent Calendar is deemed non-controversial […]

Santa Paula: Riders Say Valley Transit a Bust

Santa Paula: Riders Say Valley Transit a Bust

 By Sheryl Hamlin Opened two years ago on a rainy day, the Valley Transit has not developed a following. Testimony at the Ventura County Transit Commission’s 2017 Unmet Transit Needs meeting held at the March 20, 2017 Santa Paula Council meeting agreed that the Valley Transit did not provide reliable transit. Issues such as unreliable […]

OffShore Wind Energy in California: First Permit Request Filed

OffShore Wind Energy in California: First Permit Request Filed

By Sheryl Hamlin Triggered by a lease application from Trident Winds in January 2016, Governor Brown requested the formation of the California Renewable Energy Task Force, whose first meeting was held in conjunction with the BOEM (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management), a federal energy agency, in October 2016. The lease request was submitted to BOEM […]

Reverend Vincent: Faith and Governance

Reverend Vincent: Faith and Governance

By Sheryl Hamlin Reverend Audrey Vincent’s invocation for the March 6, 2017 Santa Paula Council meeting set an inspiring tone for what turned out to be a very somber meeting with a council and city facing numerous financial headwinds. Click here for a report of that meeting. In times when messages of faith are diminishing […]