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Wastewater as Virus Detection Tool

Wastewater as Virus Detection Tool

by Sheryl Hamlin Detecting virus breakouts currently depends on individual testing, preferencing those with symptoms or those who have been exposed to people with symptoms. Because of resource constraints, the asymptomatic population has been less targeted for testing. According to this article in the VCSTAR. “County health officials have said they wanted to increase testing […]

Santa Paula: Structural Imbalance Difficult Budget Approved

Santa Paula: Structural Imbalance Difficult Budget Approved

by Sheryl Hamlin The June 24, 2020 Santa Paula City Council meeting concluded the FY20/21 budget process. Read about the June 17, 2020 “austerity budget” here. Note graph of five year forecast. Since that meeting there has been resolution on the labor negotiations which made a small change in the labor expenses. The changes include: […]

Santa Paula: FY 20/21 Austerity Budget Under Consideration

Santa Paula: FY 20/21 Austerity Budget Under Consideration

by Sheryl Hamlin With less than two weeks before the end of fiscal year 19/20, the City Council of Santa Paula held another budget session on June 17, 2020. City Manager Singer opened the session with the reminder that we still must re-examine/resolve the deficit in the current fiscal year as well as the projected […]

Understanding Pavement Management Made Easy by the City of Santa Paula

Understanding Pavement Management Made Easy by the City of Santa Paula

Santa Paula, CA – The City of Santa Paula is excited to unveil the release of two educational videos on pavement management for its residents. The first video, Pavement Management 101, provides insight into the complex process and considerations for managing Santa Paula’s streets and roads, while the second video, 2020-2025 Pavement Management Plan, overviews […]

Santa Paula Planning Commission: Luxury Custom Hillside Home

Santa Paula Planning Commission: Luxury Custom Hillside Home

by Sheryl Hamlin The tract map for this hillside area was approved in 1988, according to Planner Doberneck, who presented the project to the Commission. Thirty two years later someone has decided to undertake the challenge of building on this .4 acre, untouched hillside lot where the rewards will be panoramic views. The following image […]

Santa Paula Planning Commission: People’s Self Help Housing Approved

Santa Paula Planning Commission: People’s Self Help Housing Approved

by Sheryl Hamlin During the May 26, 2020 Santa Paula Planning Commission, the second item of business was the People’s Self Help Housing (PSHH) apartment building on Harvard. With eighteen (18) attendees via Zoom, the project was presented by Planning Director Jeff MIchem with commentary from Lauren Nichols from PSHH. Where and What? The existing […]

United Water Conservation District and the Santa Paula Basin

United Water Conservation District and the Santa Paula Basin

by Sheryl Hamlin Three executive managers from the United Water Conservation District (Tony Emmert Assistant General Manager, Bob Siemak Assistant General Manager, Joseph Jereb CFO) attended the Santa Paula City Council via Zoom on May 20, 2020 for a detailed discussion about water management in the Santa Paula Basin. History Council Member Sobel asked for […]

Southern California Edison: Wildfire Season

Southern California Edison: Wildfire Season

  Register on Twitter Wildfire season is quickly approaching and we all must do our part to be prepared. On May 27th, @SCE will be hosting a virtual community meeting to discuss their wildfire efforts in the Santa Paula and Fillmore areas. To register, please visit conta.cc/2zN3i5h Register on Facebook Wildfire season is quickly approaching, […]

Santa Paula: Special Council Session on Economic Development

Santa Paula: Special Council Session on Economic Development

by Sheryl Hamlin The City Council held a Special Session on the topic of Economic Development prior to the regular meeting of May 20, 2020. The meeting was not televised, but it was managed through Zoom, so citizens could request a code for the meeting. There were 15 Zoom attendees including staff and council. An […]

Measure T | Santa Paula’s Local Sales Tax Dollars at Work

Measure T | Santa Paula’s Local Sales Tax Dollars at Work

Press Release Santa Paula, CA – Since its passage by nearly 60% of Santa Paula voters in 2016, the local sales tax dollars generated by Measure T have been put to work in service to the Santa Paula community. Measure T is the City of Santa Paula’s 20-year local general sales tax measure, with all […]