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City Of Ventura Receives Highest Certification Score For Its 2021-2022 Investment Policy

City Of Ventura Receives Highest Certification Score For Its 2021-2022 Investment Policy

Ventura, Calif. – The City of Ventura’s Finance Department was awarded one of the highest accreditation scores by the California Municipal Treasurers Association (CMTA) for its Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Investment Policy. The City Council adopted the updated investment policy in June 2021. The City received 99 out of 100 points, one of the highest scores awarded […]

Joe Weiland Named Board President At The Land Trust For Santa Barbara County

Joe Weiland Named Board President At The Land Trust For Santa Barbara County

SANTA BARBARA, California – Joseph R. Weiland, managing partner of independent advisory firm Arlington Financial Advisors, has been appointed president of the Board of Trustees of The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County. Weiland, a Certified Financial Planner and 30-year veteran of the financial services industry, joined The Land Trust’s board in 2018. As president he will […]

Golden State Payday: Californians Get Second Taxpayer Stimulus Starting Friday

Golden State Payday: Californians Get Second Taxpayer Stimulus Starting Friday

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square Close up of a California Golden State stimulus check with envelope for $600, given out to qualifying taxpayers as part of the California COVID-19 relief program. Shutterstock (The Center Square) – Many Californians are waking up to more money in their bank accounts today.  Friday marks the second installment […]

City Manager Alexander Nguyen Appoints Betsy George As Oxnard’s Chief Financial Officer; Announces Finance Department’s Leadership Team

City Manager Alexander Nguyen Appoints Betsy George As Oxnard’s Chief Financial Officer; Announces Finance Department’s Leadership Team

OXNARD, Calif. – The City of Oxnard announced the appointment of Betsy George as the Finance Department’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). She is joined by the City’s Budget Manager Beth Vo, who has been appointed to serve as Interim Assistant CFO, and new Assistant CFO Mark Sewell to round out the department’s leadership team. […]

Critics: Federal Aid Masks California Cities’ Fiscal Problems

Critics: Federal Aid Masks California Cities’ Fiscal Problems

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – California cities are faring better than anticipated, a new report by the California Auditor’s Office says, thanks to receiving $8.2 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. But other reports show California is in dire straits and the federal aid only masks serious […]

California Auditor Finds Ongoing Mismanagement Of COVID-19 Relief

California Auditor Finds Ongoing Mismanagement Of COVID-19 Relief

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square (The Center Square) – California has received tens of billions of dollars in federal COVID-19 relief, something its auditor says was mismanaged by state agencies and created “substantial risk” to residents. State Auditor Elaine Howle has released her annual State High-Risk Audit Program report, which maintains a list of potential liabilities […]

Western Governors To Biden On Wildfires: Feds Need To Play To Win

Western Governors To Biden On Wildfires: Feds Need To Play To Win

By Tim Gruver | The Center Square President Joe Biden speaks with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday, July 30, 2021, via teleconference during a meeting with governors to discuss ongoing efforts to strengthen wildfire prevention, preparedness and response efforts, and to hear firsthand about the ongoing impacts of the 2021 wildfire season. Biden is in […]

IRS: California Shrank By 165K Taxpayers, $8.8 Billion In Gross Income

IRS: California Shrank By 165K Taxpayers, $8.8 Billion In Gross Income

By Cole Lauterbach  | The Center Square contributor California residents of all ages and incomes are leaving for more tax friendly climates, and they’re taking billions of dollars in annual income with them. The Internal Revenue Service recently released its latest taxpayer migration figures from tax years 2018 and 2019. They reflect migratory taxpayers who had filed in […]

5 Smart Financial Decisions That Will Make Your Life Easier

5 Smart Financial Decisions That Will Make Your Life Easier

    By Justin Weinger Money is one of the biggest causes of stress in the world today, and it’s easy to look back on the financial mistakes we’ve made in the past and wish we’d taken more care at the time. In this article, we’ll look at certain approaches you can take and habits […]

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 […]

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