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Camarillo City Council: Special Meeting Called – Camarillo Springs Project: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Camarillo City Council: Special Meeting Called – Camarillo Springs Project: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm

By Logan McFadden At the City Council meeting on October 14th, the Council took under consideration a proposed Agreement among the City of Camarillo, Camarillo Springs Common Area Association, and hillside property owners regarding a project to address the hillside above the Camarillo Springs community. Several homes sustained significant damage from debris flows as a […]

Camarillo City Council: Water Conservation Mandate

Camarillo City Council: Water Conservation Mandate

By Logan McFadden The Camarillo City Council held a Special Meeting on October 5, 2015 at the Camarillo Public Library. Tom Fox, Public Works Director, gave a presentation on Camarillo’s water conservation plan. Governor Brown’s recent Executive Oder set forth a temporary water conservation mandate which expires at the end of February 2016. The Governor […]

Camarillo City Council: Water conservation update

Camarillo City Council: Water conservation update

Staff presented a brief water conservation report at the Camarillo City Council meeting on September 9, 2015. The City initiated a long-term planning and action strategy ten years ago. The plan has resulted in compliance with Governor Brown’s executive order to reduce water usage by 25% statewide based on a 2013 baseline. Based on Camarillo’s […]

Camarillo City Council: Camarillo Springs hillside safety project moves forward

Camarillo City Council: Camarillo Springs hillside safety project moves forward

In a special meeting on September 9, 2015, the Camarillo City Council voted 4-0 to move forward with Kane Geo Tech’s (Kane) design recommendations for improvements to the hillside above the Camarillo Springs community. Councilmember Charlotte Craven was not present. The Camarillo Springs Community is at high risk for future debris flows in the event […]

Camarillo City Council: $2.1 million to shore up Camarillo Springs hillside

Camarillo City Council: $2.1 million to shore up Camarillo Springs hillside

Following a fire, heavy rains in October and December of 2014 caused mud and debris to flow onto several residential properties in the Camarillo Springs community. Over $1 million was subsequently spent to carve out debris flow platforms and position K-rails. A federal government grant for $750,000 offset part of the $1 million. Further geological […]

Camarillo City Council: Water Angst

Camarillo City Council: Water Angst

By Logan McFadden At the July 22nd Camarillo City Council meeting an ordinance restricting the issuance of will-serve letters for new water customers was protested by several developers with projects already underway. A majority of the Council members voted to table the ordinance subject to further discussions between developers and the City. Following those discussions, […]

Affordable Housing in Camarillo

Affordable Housing in Camarillo

By Logan McFadden The Camarillo City Council met on July 8, 2015. The Municipal Code which currently addresses “bachelor apartments” is being amended to define Single-Room Occupancy (SRO) Facilities. An SRO provides affordable housing for residents who do not need or cannot afford a large apartment. The SRO is a small unit from 200 to […]

Camarillo City Council moves forward with hotel/conference center off 101 Freeway

Camarillo City Council moves forward with hotel/conference center off 101 Freeway

By Logan McFadden St. John’s Healthcare Foundation submitted a letter to the City requesting a grant for the purchase of equipment for the new Catheterization Lab. On June 10th, the Council discussed the grant and requested further information from Brian Pierik, City Attorney, regarding the grant. Mr. Pierik reported back to the Council. He opined […]

Camarillo City Council Certifies Desalination Treatment Facility EIR

Camarillo City Council Certifies Desalination Treatment Facility EIR

By Logan McFadden At the June 10, 2015, meeting the Camarillo City Council voted unanimously to certify the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the North Pleasant Valley Groundwater Treatment Facility. Concurrently, the Mitigated Monitoring Plan was approved. Before the current drought, Camarillo’s water was sourced 45% from groundwater and 55% from imported water. These […]

Camarillo City Council Lowers User Fees

Camarillo City Council Lowers User Fees

By Logan McFadden The City Council unanimously approved a new User Fee Schedule at its Wednesday, May 13th meeting. Out of 160 fees, 155 were decreased. NBS Consultants was hired to recalibrate fees based upon current labor and overhead costs. NBS Consultants provides a very thorough and quantifiable review based upon direct input of staff. […]

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