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National Park Service awards Ventura $1.5 million grant for Kellogg Park

National Park Service awards Ventura $1.5 million grant for Kellogg Park

National Park Service (NPS) awards $1.5 million grant from the to the City of Ventura for the construction of the newly proposed Kellogg Park. The funding would cover landscaping, construction of the playground, open space, picnic areas, and fitness equipment. “We are extremely pleased that this grant brings us that much closer to our goal […]

Santa Paula: Mission Rock Peaker Plant Oppostion

Santa Paula: Mission Rock Peaker Plant Oppostion

By Sheryl Hamlin Item 12 A on the regular agenda for September 19, 2016 included a resolution opposing the proposed gas fired peaker plant on the Mission Rock site owned by Calpine. The text of the proposed resolution follows: A RESOLUTION OF THE SANTA PAULA CITY COUNCIL OPPOSING THE PROPOSED CALPINE MISSION ROCK ENERGY CENTER […]

Santa Paula: Measure T Oversight Committee

Santa Paula: Measure T Oversight Committee

By Sheryl Hamlin The November 8, 2016 ballot will contain a 1% sales tax for the City of Santa Paula, called Measure T. The measure includes an oversight commission as follows: A five member citizen commission comprised of members appointed by the Council must annually review and audit expenditures of revenues derived from the Santa […]

Santa Paula: Center Stage Public Works

Santa Paula: Center Stage Public Works

By Sheryl Hamlin Update on Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Projects Public Works Director Brian Yanez described $10 million of active projects, either under construction, bid or design. Brian Yanez provided this list of projects: Projects Under Construction: Citywide Street Improvements (Pavement, Water, & Sewer)  $8 million 600 Zone Booster Pump Station  $3.3 million […]

Candles start fire in Ventura home

Candles start fire in Ventura home

Santa Paula: Fees and Charges Study

Santa Paula: Fees and Charges Study

By Sheryl Hamlin Santa Paula is known as a full-service city without the means to pay for its services, according to former Simi City Manager Mike Sedell, who pointed this out to the city in the FY2015/2016 Budget Review when he conducted the budget reviews. Mr. Sedell said that cities with limited resources often contract […]

Santa Paula: Council Approves Subtopia on Historic Property

Santa Paula: Council Approves Subtopia on Historic Property

By Sheryl Hamlin In front of an overflowing chamber, The Santa Paula Council voted 3-1 to approve a 41 unit subdivision by Williams Homes on the site of the twenty acre Historic Hardison Farmstead in Santa Paula. Note that Council Member Procter recused himself from the discussion saying he lived on the property a number […]

City of Ventura announces the appointment of new Public Works Director

City of Ventura announces the appointment of new Public Works Director

Limoneira/Lewis Present Park Options for East Area 1

Limoneira/Lewis Present Park Options for East Area 1

By Sheryl Hamlin History Now called “The Harvest”, the project formerly known as “East Area 1”, contains five parks in the Development Agreement (DA) between Limoneira and Santa Paula. The agreement was signed on March 17, 2008 by then Mayor Robert Gonzales and is known as “City Council Ordinance 1191”. Download agreement in its entirety […]

Santa Paula Council: Citizen Comments and Announcements

Santa Paula Council: Citizen Comments and Announcements

By Sheryl Hamlin Fifteen citizens spoke in the Public Comments section of the September 6, 2016 Santa Paula City Council meeting.  This is the second in a multi-part report on the September 9th meeting. To watch the video, click here. Tim Jones (Limoneira/Lewis) presented one page in a series of conceptual designs for the 38 […]