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Santa Paula Planning: Six Affordable Single Family Homes Approved and General Plan Update

Santa Paula Planning: Six Affordable Single Family Homes Approved and General Plan Update

By Sheryl Hamlin Habitat for Humanity to Build Six Homes at 14th and Prieto Streets According to Planner Tarantino, this Santa Paula neighborhood was originally developed in the 1980’s with a parcel of .45 acre never finished. The original site plan created in the 1980’s called for the three undeveloped lots to face 14th Street, […]

United States Postal Service: Does Path To Sustainability Exist

United States Postal Service: Does Path To Sustainability Exist

By Sheryl Hamlin On December 4, 2018, a task force organized by the US Department of the Treasury released a report entitled: ”United States Postal Service: A Sustainable Path Forward Report from the Task Force on the United States Postal System” Download the report here. USPS Major Employer The report states: In the third quarter […]

Santa Paula: Citizen Reports on Oaks Mobile Estates Senior Park Rent Increase

Santa Paula: Citizen Reports on Oaks Mobile Estates Senior Park Rent Increase

    By Barry Cooper, Oaks Mobile Estates Currently there is much speculation as to what is happening in the Oaks Mobile Estates in Santa Paula. As a resident in that park I would like to offer an honest, objective point of view about recent past events and where things stand at this moment. New […]

California: Water Conservation Legacy of Governor Jerry Brown

California: Water Conservation Legacy of Governor Jerry Brown

By Sheryl Hamlin Not only did Governor Brown sign the landmark Strategic Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) in 2014 for the management and sustainability of local groundwater, but in 2018 he signed a pair of laws for the preservation of locally delivered water supplies. From the State website: AB 1668 and SB 606 build on Governor […]

Santa Paula: Harvard Professional Building Approved and Reorganization

Santa Paula: Harvard Professional Building Approved and Reorganization

By Sheryl Hamlin The Planning Commission had approved this project in July 2019 granting a small relief to the applicant, but could not adjust the fees. The applicant subsequently appealed to the City Council. At that time, council determined that the item was too complicated for a single hearing and asked the staff to return […]

Santa Paula: Interim Police Chief Rodriguez Delivers Quarterly Report

Santa Paula: Interim Police Chief Rodriguez Delivers Quarterly Report

By Sheryl Hamlin . At the January 15, 2020 Santa Paula City Council meeting, Interim Police Chief Matthew Rodriguez reported on the Police department activities for the last 90 days.Opening with the statement “there is a lot to be proud of”, the Chief then summarized months and months of critical police data in a few […]

Santa Paula: Public Works 2020 Q1 Report

Santa Paula: Public Works 2020 Q1 Report

By Sheryl Hamlin FY 2019-2020 Pavement and Slurry Seal In what can only be described as counter-intuitive, the City is planning to spend $1.4 million to upgrade streets in areas where the streets are still workable. The theory is that if this work is done, then they will last longer and be less expensive to […]

Santa Paula: Boards, Committees and Commissions Vacancies

Santa Paula: Boards, Committees and Commissions Vacancies

NOTICE REGARDING BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS SCHEDULED VACANCY NOTICE The City of Santa Paula is asking all interested individuals to apply for positions on several boards, commissions, and committees. Applicants must be residents of the City of Santa Paula. Applications are at the City Clerk’s Office located in City Hall at 970 Ventura Street. […]

California: Water Resilience Portfolio Released for Public Review

California: Water Resilience Portfolio Released for Public Review

by Sheryl Hamlin Responding to an Executive Order issued in April 2019 by Governor Newsom, a team of State agencies has released a comprehensive inventory of California’s water resources which includes “more than 100 integrated actionable recommendations in four broad areas to help regions build water resilience as resources become available, while at the same […]

Ventura College East Campus in Santa Paula 2020 Schedule Starting NOW

Ventura College East Campus in Santa Paula 2020 Schedule Starting NOW

The Ventura College East Campus (VCEC) located in Santa Paula has announced six courses applicable to follow-on degrees and employment. The courses are: Criminal Justice (January 13, 2020), Communication (January 6, 2020), Political Science (January 14, 2020), Sign Language (January 6, 2020), Sociology (January 13, 2020) and US History Chicano Focus (January 6, 2020). Contact […]