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Santa Paula: Inaugural Tax Measure Oversight Commission Chosen

Santa Paula: Inaugural Tax Measure Oversight Commission Chosen

By Sheryl Hamlin Taxing History In 2014, the City Council of Santa Paula approved a ballot measure, Measure F, a one cent sales tax which required monies to be divided into specific percentages for specific beneficiaries. A Specific Tax requires a 2/3 vote to pass. Measure F failed. In 2016, with the financial picture more […]

Rehab in the Canyons, 20% Water Reduction, Waste Water Secrets and Comedy- 10/6 Santa Paula City Council Mtg.

Rehab in the Canyons, 20% Water Reduction, Waste Water Secrets and Comedy- 10/6 Santa Paula City Council Mtg.

By Sheryl Hamlin   The October 6th Santa Paula City council meeting was an informative one hour and twenty five minute session. In a comedic shuffling of speaker cards during the first five minutes, Mayor Cook said he was learning how to run the meetings after nine months at the head of the dais. Rehab […]

Santa Paula City Council passes budget while giving greenlight to 13% sales tax increase

Santa Paula City Council passes budget while giving greenlight to 13% sales tax increase

By Debra Tash The city council of Santa Paula passed its 2014-2015 fiscal budget tonight after they tacked on an amendment.  The city will lay off  five firefighters hired under a Safer Grant in September when the grant monies are exhausted.  Council Member Martin Hernandez proposed funding the firefighters’ salaries, each earning approximately $93,000 per […]