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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 […]

Blithering Idiocy : the self-inflicted policies that are destroying California

Blithering Idiocy : the self-inflicted policies that are destroying California

Susan Shelley, VP Communications, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assoiation (HJTA) Susan Shelley is Vice President of Communications for the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. She’s also a newspaper columnist and a member of the editorial board of the Southern California News Group, eleven daily newspapers including the Orange County Register and the Los Angeles Daily News. Prior […]

Santa Paula Police Department: New Hires and Promotions

Santa Paula Police Department: New Hires and Promotions

By Sheryl Hamlin Chief McLean introduced three new SPPD hires and presented two promotions at the February 5, 2018 City Council Meeting. In the picture below, Chief McLean presents Officers William Pickett, a 25 year veteran, and Walter Harper, who were each promoted to Sergeant. Additionally, three new hires were introduced to the community. Officer […]

Santa Paula Council: The Sound of Silence

Santa Paula Council: The Sound of Silence

By Sheryl Hamlin While the Santa Paula City Council spent nearly one hour discussing the non-existent East Area 1 in lieu fee, the seven month financial report received not one word of commentary, discussion or question. Slated in the Consent Calendar on the agenda for the February 5, 2018 meeting, an area of the agenda […]

Santa Paula Planning Commission: Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) and Collector Car Vault

Santa Paula Planning Commission: Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) and Collector Car Vault

By Sheryl Hamlin During the January 23, 2018 Santa Paula Planning Commission meeting, the commission heard and approved two innovative projects: a stored solar battery energy system (BESS) and the Collector Car Vault. BESS … Battery Energy Storage System Previous articles on the Z-Global BESS project and battery storage can be read here including a […]

Santa Paula: Public Works Projects Foretell More Costly Water

Santa Paula: Public Works Projects Foretell More Costly Water

By Sheryl Hamlin Two Public Works items on the January 16, 2018 Santa Paula City Council portend more expensive water in the future: Public Water Fill Station and NPDES Stormwater Trash Discharge System. Public Water Fill Station From the staff report: The Recycled Water Fill Station Project (Project) is consistent with the General Order and […]

Santa Paula: Regional Sports Center Subject of Special Council Study Session

Santa Paula: Regional Sports Center Subject of Special Council Study Session

By Sheryl Hamlin Special Study Session East Area 1 was the first docketed item of 2018 in the form of a Council Study Session on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The title of the agenda item was as follows: Study Session and Consideration of the Final Conceptual Plan for the East Area 1 Regional Park and […]

Santa Paula: New Assistant City Manager and Outgoing Mayor

Santa Paula: New Assistant City Manager and Outgoing Mayor

By Sheryl Hamlin Santa Paula has not filled the position of Assistant City Manager for several years. One of the first items on newly hired City Manager Rock’s agenda was to fill this position. He said he could partially pay for the position with the one-time franchise fee application from Athens Services. Mr. Rock, City […]

Santa Paula: Water Tanks, Greenbelt Changes, Fire MOA, Trash

Santa Paula: Water Tanks, Greenbelt Changes, Fire MOA, Trash

By Sheryl Hamlin The agenda for the three hour Santa Paula council meeting of December 18, 2017 included four items with near and long term impact: 1) new water towers, 2) green belt modifications, 3) MOA (memorandum of Agreement) between Santa Paula and Ventura County Fire Protection District and 4) Athens trash service extension. Mesa […]

Santa Paula Development: Aero Lofts-Yes Sparkuhl-Maybe

Santa Paula Development: Aero Lofts-Yes  Sparkuhl-Maybe

By Sheryl Hamlin Two development projects came before the Santa Paula City Council on December 18, 2017, both of which originated prior to the formation of the existing council and prior to The Great Recession of 2007-2008. Aero Lofts This project was described as a way to own a “piece of the airport” in the […]