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Santa Paula: Measure T Oversight Commission Inaugural Meeting

Santa Paula: Measure T Oversight Commission Inaugural Meeting

 By Sheryl Hamlin Santa Paula voters approved a 1% sales tax increase in November 2016 which included the provision for an oversight commission. To read the full text of the ordinance defining the commission, click here. The members were chosen in April 2017 from a field of many applicants. The members of the Commission are: […]

Santa Paula Council: Williams Homes 1 Limoneira/Lewis 0

Santa Paula Council: Williams Homes 1 Limoneira/Lewis 0

By Sheryl Hamlin Development on Historic Hardison House Approved After several reductions in size and one lawsuit, Williams Homes has prevailed at the City Council level with a new site plan consisting of fewer homes, larger lots and the use of a planning tool called a “Remainder Parcel” to segregate the Hardison house, barn and […]

Santa Paula Tourism Plan 2025

Santa Paula Tourism Plan 2025

By Sheryl Hamlin A graduate class (CSUN RTM 580 Tourism Policy & Planning Spring 2017) at California State University Northridge (CSUN) chose Santa Paula as the case study for their class project. Starting in January 2017, the team analyzed the area’s strengths and weaknesses, created and analyzed a survey, and recommended a course of action […]

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: Planning Commission Approves Transfer of 79 Acre East Area 1 Open Space to Limoneira

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Approves Transfer of 79 Acre East Area 1 Open Space to Limoneira

 By Sheryl Hamlin Although short (only 15 minutes) and without a full five-member body (one death and one member relocation), the Santa Paula Planning Commission heard two significant issues. General Plan Conformance Review of the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Capital Improivement Program (CIP) John Ilasin, Interim Public Works Director and City Engineer, presented a list of […]

Santa Paula Begins Water and Rate Fee Study

Santa Paula Begins Water and Rate Fee Study

By Sheryl Hamlin At the February 6, 2017 Santa Paula City Council meeting, a Standing Committee on Water and Sewer Rates was established with two council members populating the committee. The members chosen to the new committee were Mayor Crosswhite and Council Member Hernandez. To watch the council meeting where the new committee was established, […]

Deteriorating Wood and a Spark, Suspected in starting Santa Paula Fire

Deteriorating Wood and a Spark, Suspected in starting Santa Paula Fire

On March 6th at 10:22 AM,  214 S Mill Street, Apt. 10 Santa Paula Engine 81 was initially dispatched to a report of a Carbon Monoxide alarm activation with a smoke odor investigation. Upon arrival, E81 reported smoke coming from the garage port area and upgraded call to a Structure fire.  Fire crews found a small […]

City of Santa Paula-Meeting Notice: Ebell Park Improvements

City of Santa Paula-Meeting Notice: Ebell Park Improvements

Design Assistance Committee Agenda Ike Ikerd, Marilyn Appleby, Karen Djernaes, Judy Triem, and Sheryl Hamlin Location: Community Development Building, 200 S.10th Street, Thursday, February 2, 2017, 4:00 P.M. 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. ROLL CALL 3 PUBLIC COMMENT 4. ORDER OF BUSINESS A) 17-CI-03 Ebell Park irrigation improvement project Review the Public Works project for […]

Lawsuit Filed Against City of Santa Paula and Developer -Williams Homes Over Approval of Development of Historic Property

Lawsuit Filed Against City of Santa Paula and Developer -Williams Homes Over Approval of Development of Historic Property

Case Number: 56-2016-00487940-CU-WM-VTA The San Buenaventura Conservancy and the Santa Paula Conservancy have filed suit against the City of Santa Paula and Williams Homes, Inc., because the city’s approval of demolition of part of a historical landmark and development of tract homes on the property is in violation of the law.  The Project No. 14-CDP-02/VTTM No. 5928 violates the California Environmental […]

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