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Santa Paula Council: Crime, Finance, Wastewater, Energy

Santa Paula Council: Crime, Finance, Wastewater, Energy

By Sheryl Hamlin The dense agenda of the August 19, 2020 Santa Paula City Council (via Zoom) included major presentations by the Santa Paula Police, the Finance Department and Public Works. Santa Paula Police Department Presentation Commander Varner gave the quarterly report (April 1 through July 30, 2020) for the SPPD. Commander Varner is one […]

City of Santa Paula | Citywide Street Maintenance 2020-2021

City of Santa Paula | Citywide Street Maintenance 2020-2021

Santa Paula, CA – The City’s paving contractors, J&H Engineering General Contractor, Inc., Pavement Coatings, Co., and Super Seal & Stripe, will be performing road maintenance work on various streets throughout the City as part of the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Citywide Street Maintenance Project. Scope of work for Phase II of the Citywide Street Maintenance […]

Santa Paula Makes Lightning Quick Work of Citywide Street Maintenance Project

Santa Paula Makes Lightning Quick Work of Citywide Street Maintenance Project

Santa Paula, CA – The City of Santa Paula has made significant progress on the first phase of its 5-Year Pavement Management Plan, which prioritized addressing street maintenance throughout the city over the past several months. During the month of July alone, 28 neighborhood road sections were addressed through the Santa Paula Public Work team’s […]

City of Santa Paula COVID-19 Update | Reopening and Community Reminders

City of Santa Paula COVID-19 Update | Reopening and Community Reminders

Santa Paula, CA – The City of Santa Paula is excited to be working with its County and State partners, as well as residents and local businesses, on reopening the local community and reestablishing a new normal. As restrictions continue to ease and new announcements are made each week, the following is meant to provide […]

City of Santa Paula | Vacancy Notice – Planning Commission

City of Santa Paula | Vacancy Notice – Planning Commission

The City of Santa Paula is asking all interested individuals to apply for the vacancies to fulfill two positions on the Planning Commission for a four-year term each. Applicants must be residents of the City of Santa Paula. Applications are at the City Clerk’s Office located in City Hall at 970 Ventura Street. Please phone […]

Santa Paula | Now is the Time to be a City Council Member

Santa Paula | Now is the Time to be a City Council Member

By Sheryl Hamlin With the resignation of Martin Hernandez, effective August 1st, 2018, the council has options for filling this vacancy according to City Attorney Cotti: 1) appoint or 2) special election. The key time period is a 60 day window starting with August 1st, Cotti explained. There are variations on the appointment process. Three […]

Santa Paula Waste Water Facility | Did the City Buy a Lemon?

Santa Paula Waste Water Facility | Did the City Buy a Lemon?

By Sheryl Hamlin Flash Back to 2013 City Manager Fontes initiates legal action against PERC and Alinda Capital, builder and financier respectively, of the waste water plant, claiming the Santa Paula Waste Water Facility does not remove chlorides as anticipated by city. Flash Back to 2015 The City agrees to buy the plant for $5 […]

Santa Paula Budget Recommendations Fiscal Year 18/19

Santa Paula Budget Recommendations Fiscal Year 18/19

By Sheryl Hamlin Highlights City Manager Rock produced his first full-year budget since joining the city in May 2017. The budget report was informative, including a detailed, cross-referenced plan for the expenditures of the Measure T monies. Police receive a 15% raise and thereafter 5%. Other employees get 5% raises for several years. All employees […]

Santa Paula Council: New Fire Chief and East Area 1 Status

Santa Paula Council: New Fire Chief and East Area 1 Status

By Sheryl Hamlin New Fire Chief Mayor Gherardi started the evening off introducing John McNeil of Ventura County Fire District who is the new Fire Chief in Santa Paula. He said he would be focusing on the transition period between now and July 8, 2018 when Santa Paula no longer has a fire department under […]

Santa Paula | Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness

Santa Paula | Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness

By Sheryl Hamlin City Manager Rock explained that there have been escalating calls for services related to homeless to the Santa Paula Police Department. Recall that a group of citizens begged council for help at a recent council meeting. Read about that presentation here. SPPD spent hours on site giving tresspassing citations and packets of […]

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