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Santa Paula: Measure T to the Rescue

Santa Paula: Measure T to the Rescue

By Sheryl Hamlin Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Year Ending in Deficit “…it was anticipated there would be a shortfall in total year end expenditures over revenues for the General Fund of approximately $232,155”, according to the staff report given to the public. Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget Deficit The Santa Paula City Council got a first look […]

Santa Paula Council: More Bad Financial News

Santa Paula Council: More Bad Financial News

By Sheryl Hamlin The following discussion items are presented in order of appearance at the March 6, 2017 Santa Paula City Council meeting. To watch the video and see the reports, click here. Citizen Questions Undocumented Reclassification of Expenses in Audited Financial Statements Without a note in the Audited Financial Statements or a reconciliation of […]

Santa Paula Council: Financial Issues Dominate Agenda

Santa Paula Council: Financial Issues Dominate Agenda

 By Sheryl Hamlin Financial implications dominated the three hour and 50 minute Santa Paula Council Meeting of February 21, 2016 and were an integral component of six items on the agenda: Salary Analysis Chloride Removal at Waste Water Treatment Facility Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Contract for the Waste Water Treatment Facility Annexation by the Ventura […]

Santa Paula: A City on the Dole?

Santa Paula: A City on the Dole?

By Sheryl Hamlin Financial Discussion by Council Item 9B on the agenda of the February 16, 2016 Santa Paula City Council meeting was a review of the fiscal year 2014/2015 Audited Financial Statements (AFS). The detailed report was included in the public packet and can be downloaded here. Due to a technical issue, there was […]

Santa Paula Finances and Accounting First Quarter 2015

Santa Paula Finances and Accounting First Quarter 2015

By Sheryl Hamlin Finance Director Easley presented a report of the first quarter of fiscal year 2015/2016 at the November 16, 2015 Santa Paula City Council Meeting. She said that the production of this report took one week. Below are the revenues and expenses for first quarter and capital expenditures for the last fiscal year. […]

Oxnard holds second Townhall- accomplishments, hopes, challenges, plans, vision discussed

Oxnard holds second Townhall- accomplishments, hopes, challenges, plans, vision discussed

By George Miller Oxnard held its second TownHall in recent memory Wednesday night, 9-2-15 at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. It addressed some serious financial and organizational challenges, as well as heartening highlights and opportunities. The event was run by the Inter-Neighborhood Council Organizations (INCO), organized and run by residents. Its purpose was to provide an overview of […]