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Santa Paula Year End Forecast: Positive with Creative Accounting

Santa Paula Year End Forecast: Positive with Creative Accounting

By Sheryl Hamlin The last item on the three hour March 19, 2018 Santa Paula council meeting was a presentation of the year-end forecast comparing budgeted versus expected line items to arrive at an expected year-end result. To understand the state of the city’s budget, which was City Manager Rock’s first Santa Paula budget, please […]

Vacancy Notice – Santa Paula Housing Authority

Vacancy Notice – Santa Paula Housing Authority

VACANCY NOTICE – SANTA PAULA HOUSING AUTHORITY The City of Santa Paula is requesting all interested individuals to apply for the Santa Paula Housing Authority Commission, a seven member Committee. The Commission was created in 1968 to provide, manage and administer safe, decent and affordable housing. There are currently five seats available for Housing Commissioner […]

Santa Paula Council: LAFCO, Seniors, Housing Authority, Spectrum, Committees

Santa Paula Council: LAFCO, Seniors, Housing Authority, Spectrum, Committees

By Sheryl Hamlin LAFCO Redux The March 5, 2018 Santa Paula Council Meeting reprised several items, the first of which was the LAFCO decision to remove Adams and Fagan Canyons from Santa Paula’s Sphere of Influence (SOI). Bruce Dickenson spoke in Public Comments saying he felt the decision negatively affected Santa Paula’s future. He also […]

Santa Paula: Comprehensive Audited Financial Report (CAFR) FY 16-17

Santa Paula: Comprehensive Audited Financial Report (CAFR) FY 16-17

By Sheryl Hamlin Brett Van Lant of Van Lant & Fankhanel, LLP (CPA firm) presented an eight page Powerpoint consisting primarily of text describing the auditing requirements and methodology. Shown below is the one page from the presentation with financial information from the CAFR, which presumably the auditors considered as the most important from the […]

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Vacancies and Application

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Vacancies and Application

News Release Contact: Lucy Blanco City Clerk (805) 933-4208 March 5, 2018 VACANCY NOTICE – PLANNING COMMISSION The City of Santa Paula is asking all interested individuals to apply to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission for the remainder of the position’s four-year term. Applicants must be residents of the City of Santa Paula. […]

Santa Paula Planning Commission: Healthy Food and New Officers

Santa Paula Planning Commission: Healthy Food and New Officers

By Sheryl Hamlin The February 27, 2018 Santa Paula Planning Commission brought a new business to the city and new officers to the commission. Waba Grill Waba Grill serves healthy food made to order and no alcohol. The menu includes rib-eye, salmon and, according to the franchisee, Sandeep Chahal, who spoke at the commission meeting, […]

Santa Paula: Support 2018 Fourth of July Fireworks

Santa Paula: Support 2018 Fourth of July Fireworks

 By Sheryl Hamlin Three of the Rotary Club Fireworks Committee, Al Guilin, Tim Hicks and Cathy Hicks, spoke at the February 20, 2018 council meeting about the 2018 event. According to local author Guilin, who is also an ordained deacon, the Fourth of July is a “signature event in Santa Paula, especially for young people. […]

Santa Paula Council: Many Topics Many Voids

Santa Paula Council: Many Topics Many Voids

By Sheryl Hamlin The agenda and pace of the February 20, 2018 Santa Paula City Council Meeting provided opportunity for an observant council watcher to dig deeper. Santa Paula Police Badge Pinnings Chief McLean announced two promotions: Ish Cordero to Assistant Chief and Scott Varner to Commander. The badge pinnings are a celebration of those […]

Santa Paula: Highly Leveraged Low-Income Housing Fund

Santa Paula: Highly Leveraged Low-Income Housing Fund

By Sheryl Hamlin Item 7: Discussion of the Administration of the Housing Authority Board and Affordable Housing Trust Funds Agenda Item 7 on the February 5, 2018 Santa Paula City Council meeting was a reprise of the Affordable Housing Trust Fund discussion at the council meeting on October 3, 2016. Read summary of the 2016 […]

Santa Paula Times: And the Beat goes On

Santa Paula Times: And the Beat goes On

By Sheryl Hamlin With every table filled with Santa Paulans enjoying a hosted bar and buffet provided by local merchants, the Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce hosted a “Super Mixer” on February 7,2018 at the newly renovated Palazzio Event Center, created and owned by photographer Jose Luis Melgar. The Buzz The buzz in the air […]