Moorpark Celebrates 30th Anniversary


By Debra Tash

MOORPARK–Moorpark City Council celebrated the city’s 30th anniversary at a July 17th meeting with local government dignitaries, drug a packed audience, abortion and proclamations from cities across the county.  Moorpark incorporated on July 1, cheap 1983.

Supervisor Peter Foy spoke on behalf of the County of Ventura, Sheriff Geoff Dean stepped up to say a few words, Mayor Bob Huber from Simi Valley, Jacqui Irwin from Thousand Oaks City Council also spoke. Members of the Santa Paula’s City Council conveyed their city’s good wishes along with Port Hueneme Mayor Ellis Green, a former Moorpark resident.

Senators Barbara Boxer and Nancy Feinstein sent letters of congratulation, along with Julia Brownley, from the newly drawn 26th Congressional District who was represented by staff.  Brownley’s commendation had been read into the congressional record. State Senator Fran Pavley, who taught in Moorpark for 25 years, made a personal appearance while State Assembly Jeff Gorell was represented by a staff member from his local office.

Mayor Janice Parvin began the celebration by reading a statement, thanking the 26 people who have served on the council since the city’s incorporation.  Three of the original council members in attendance were honored, John Wozniak, Debbie Rodgers and Bernando Perez.

Mayor Parvin noted that there were 10,000 people living in 3,000 residences at the time of incorporation.  The city has since grown to 35,000 people living in over 10,000 housing units, 400 of which were specially built for low income residents.

Moorpark continues to run debt free and has been served by Steve Kueny as city manager for 29 of its 30 years.

Debra Tash is a Citizens Journalist living in Somis, past president for Citizens Alliance for Property Rights, business executive and award-winning author

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