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Moorpark City Council- Proposed power plant, business park, low income housing, discussed

Moorpark City Council- Proposed power plant, business park, low income housing, discussed

By Debra Tash Proposed new gas-fired power plant, here business park At the Moorpark’s city council meeting of 2014 there was an effort to set one more barrier up to stop the proposed gas-fired power plant from being built.  The plant would be located behind Southern California Edison’s current distribution station and just north of […]

Simi City Council: Homelessness approach debated, Board of Corrections grant, SEIU contract

Simi City Council: Homelessness approach debated, Board of Corrections grant, SEIU contract

By Debra Tash City Council meeting 1/13/14, healing 6:30 PM (Closed session at 5:30) Agenda At the first council meeting of the year in Simi Valley, order Mr. Smith from Waste Management spoke on agenda item 7c dealing with the city’s growing homeless problem.  Because of break-in’s at their facility the company has had to hire […]

Pastor Rob McCoy of Calvary Chapel to run for State Assembly- 44AD

By George Miller After much thought, consultation and prayer, Rob McCoy  has decided to run for the 44th Assembly District seat being vacated by Jeff Gorell, who is attempting to trade up to Congress next year. He announced it to 1200 of his congregation, although no formal announcement has yet been released. McCoy is Senior […]

Simi City Council: Becerra to be Mayor Pro Tem, vote next week on Employee Contract

Simi City Council: Becerra to be Mayor Pro Tem, vote next week on Employee Contract

By Debra Tash The Simi Valley Council will be voting to adopt a new contract with City employees on December 16th. With the Council set to vote next week on a new employee contract members of SEIU (Service Employees International Union) spoke during the public comments section of the Council’s December 9th meeting.  Nancy Fisher […]

Moorpark nixes new power plant

Moorpark nixes new power plant

By Debra Tash At their November 20, 2013 meeting the Moorpark City Council heard a presentation from representatives of the proposed Amaranto Energy Center.  Amaranto would be a gas-fired simple-cycle power generating facility located just north of the Moorpark West studio project. The gas-fired plant would generate 290 megawatts of power and be next to […]

Simi City Council debates landscaping rules, chicken coops, trash pickup fees; approves recruiter recruitment

Simi City Council debates landscaping rules, chicken coops, trash pickup fees; approves recruiter recruitment

The Simi Valley City Council voted to leave in place a 2005 ordinance governing the percentage of allowable pavement in the front yards of single family homes.  50% of yards must be landscaped.  Councilman Mike Judge had brought the issue to the Council at the request of his constituents.  Older tracts in the city do […]

Update – Grimes Rock quarry permit

Update – Grimes Rock quarry permit

By Debra Tash On October 22nd 2013 the Ventura County Board of Supervisors heard the City of Moorpark’s appeal of Grimes Rock Conditional Use Permit.  Their decision ended a 12 year renewal process for the mining operation. (see previous report) Mayor Janice Parvin spoke for the City saying for those living along Walnut Canyon Road, […]

Leadership Simi Valley, The First 25 years

Leadership Simi Valley, The First 25 years

By Leigh Nixon Editor’s Note: The Simi Valley City Council just celebrated the anniversary of the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership program.  Limited to 20 students per 9 month session the program has trained and graduated community leaders for 25 years.  Leigh Nixon, adiposity President and CEO of the Chamber accepted the award on […]

City Council Moorpark 10/16/13

City Council Moorpark 10/16/13

By Debra Tash At their October 16th 2013 meeting, discount with a room packed with residents (photo-L),   Moorpark’s City Council moved item 9A up on the agenda, a workshop concerning the City’s appeal of the Grimes Rock permit renewal. On June 27th 2013 the Ventura County Planning Commission approved the renewal of Grimes Rock, Inc.’s […]

Simi City Council at odds with SB7 prevailing wage bill becoming law.

Simi City Council at odds with SB7 prevailing wage bill becoming law.

By Debra Tash At its October 14th 2013 meeting (Agenda Video), stuff the Simi Valley City Council heard a presentation by staff on a proposal to reduce its fee schedule for commercial and industrial projects.  Staff’s report stated that with the passage and signing by Governor Brown of SB7 (Steinberg), ask the fees schedule would need […]