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Ventura Code Enforcement Gone Awry — Is Someone Manipulating the City to get Possession of this Property?

Ventura Code Enforcement Gone Awry — Is Someone Manipulating the City to get Possession of this Property?

    Editor’s Note:  We have had unverified reports there were neighborhood issues with drugs, disrepair and vagrancy.  By John  Stewart  How two neighbors with connections at City Hall enabled the city to gain control of a house with a Health & Safety Receivership I was contacted in May 2015 about one David Antilla, a […]

Santa Paula FY 2016/2017 Budget

Santa Paula FY 2016/2017 Budget

By Sheryl Hamlin The City Council hosted a thinly publicized budget planning session at 5:00 pm on Monday, May 16, 2016 prior to the regularly scheduled council meeting at 6:30 pm. Special Session: Budget Planning Session The agenda and documents for this special meeting may be downloaded here. The last twelve pages include a list […]

Simi Valley City Council takes Chickens off the table

Simi Valley City Council takes Chickens off the table

By Debra Tash The City Council revisited the issue of chicken keeping at their October 12th meeting. Teen 4H’er  Hannah Nandoor brought up the issue at the July 21st 2014 meeting during public comments because she wasn’t allowed to keep chickens in her Simi Valley neighborhood.   This young suffragette for chickens swayed the Council and […]

City of Ventura to become proactive in Code Enforcement

City of Ventura to become proactive in Code Enforcement

. . . . By Camille Harris Ventura: The recently held enforcement “workshop” on March 24th did not lend itself to discuss or even consider solutions put forward by the public as had been expected. The decision had already been made for code enforcement to return to proactive enforcement. It was similar to a regular […]

Ventura City Council moves forward to enforce fees and penalties

Ventura City Council moves forward to enforce fees and penalties

By Susan Aquino VENTURA–Residents from the newly annexed community of Montalvo were on hand at the June 15th City Council meeting for a public hearing regarding code enforcement by their new city government. The annexation was forced last year due to a bureaucratic requirement in exchange for the approval of a housing development in East […]