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Santa Paula: Council Approves Deficit Mid-Year Budget

Santa Paula: Council Approves Deficit Mid-Year Budget

By Sheryl Hamlin Deficit Budget The first good news about the FY 19/20 mid-year budget was its timeliness. February 19, 2020 is a record in reporting the mid-year which ended December 31, 2019. Cristy Ramirez, Finance Director, created a new format for the presentation. It was concise in that the tables grouped the data logically, […]

Santa Paula: Stretching Staff to Implement New State Water Policy SB 998

Santa Paula:  Stretching Staff to Implement New State Water Policy SB 998

By Sheryl Hamlin Adding another State mandate to the management of California cities, Sacramento passed SB 998 in 2018 with an effective date of 2/1/2020. Entitled “Discontinuation of residential water service: urban and community water systems”, the bill mandates new procedures for water shutoffs, late billing and multi-lingual customer service. Read the text of the […]

Santa Paula: First Quarter Fiscal Review

Santa Paula: First Quarter Fiscal Review

By Sheryl Hamlin At the October 16, 2019 Santa Paula City Council meeting, Finance Director Ramirez presented the first quarter of fiscal year 2019-2020 update. Director Ramirez prefaced her statement to council with the caveat that more data would be available at mid-year. This report will be issued in February 2020. First Quarter Revenue Exceeds […]