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City of Santa Paula Saves Water Customers $10 Million with Bond Restructing

City of Santa Paula Saves Water Customers $10 Million with Bond Restructing

On December 12, the City of Santa Paula, through the Santa Paula Utility Authority, successfully sold $37,165,000 of 2019 Water Revenue Bonds. The bond sale locked in a much lower interest rate to refund bonds originally issued in 2010.  The proceeds will also fund an additional $3 million for various energy efficiency projects.  The municipal […]

Oxnard | Letter to Mayor and City Manager – Developers and New Fire Stations

Oxnard | Letter to Mayor and City Manager – Developers and New Fire Stations

Mr. Mayor, Mr. City Manager: It has been stated numerous times that the average residential housing unit is occupied by 4 people. The city is under a state mandate to provide at least 7,000 low income housing units. According to city staff, the city will not be able to charge developer impact fees for these […]

Santa Paula: Facilities and Infrastructure Standing Committee First Report

Santa Paula: Facilities and Infrastructure Standing Committee First Report

By Sheryl Hamlin The impetus for the creation of the Facilities and Infrastructure Standing Committee arose from the $22 million relocation plan proposed by former City Manager Rock where the city services would be bifurcated between the United Water Conservation District and Lemonwood. Read those past articles here: Five Options for Relocation Relocation of All […]

Here’s How State Regulators Played A Role In California’s Rolling Blackouts, Wildfires

Here’s How State Regulators Played A Role In California’s Rolling Blackouts, Wildfires

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER   California Gov. Gavin Newsom railed against the state’s public utility company for blacking out large portions of the state, but some experts say regulators are partially to blame. Regulators in the state are too preoccupied with solar panels, climate change and keeping customers’ rates low to update old transmission lines that […]

Santa Paula: Goals, Objectives and New Infrastructure Committee With NO Citizens

Santa Paula: Goals, Objectives and New Infrastructure Committee With NO Citizens

By Sheryl Hamlin At the Monday, May 15, 2019 Santa Paula City Council meeting, the council discussed the FY19/20 goals and objectives. These were derived from a study session held on March 22, 2018. At this meeting, a list of tasks was presented. Three speakers spoke in public comments: Connie Tushla spoke of deteriorated streets, […]

Exclusive–Paul Gosar: Tie Wall Funding to Schumer’s Infrastructure Plan

Exclusive–Paul Gosar: Tie Wall Funding to Schumer’s Infrastructure Plan

By John Binder Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) says the House and Senate Republicans, as well as President Trump, ought to tie $25 billion in border wall funding to Sen. Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) infrastructure plan. In an exclusive interview with SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Daily, Gosar said the GOP should hinge a massive, $29 billion New York […]

What a Year! Trump’s Accomplishments and the President may never visit California – The Fourth 100 Days (Trump Briefs:  Dec. 23-29/Day 345-351) Week 49

What a Year! Trump’s Accomplishments and the President may never visit California – The Fourth 100 Days (Trump Briefs:  Dec. 23-29/Day 345-351) Week 49

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, December 23  (Day 345): Congressman:  FBI “extreme pro-Hillary Clinton bias” “I can certainly say that my impression after these (Judicial Committee) interviews is that there was extreme pro-Hillary Clinton bias,” said Rep. Matt Gaetez (R-FL) “that benefitted her in this investigation and that she received special treatment as a consequence […]

Warning: 15,498 ‘High-Hazard’ Dams in America

Warning: 15,498 ‘High-Hazard’ Dams in America

by CHRISS W. STREET The new American Society of Civil Engineers 2017 Infrastructure Report Card (ASCE) has identified 15,498 high-hazard dams, whose failure could risk loss of life. ASCE is appropriately holding this year’s Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) in Sacramento, California from May 21 to 25. The meeting is an opportunity for its members and […]

California seeks fourth federal disaster declaration

By James Poulos Still reeling from a wild weather season, California chalked up a fourth request for federal disaster aid, as Gov. Jerry Brown lodged the request en route to Washington earlier this month. “Putting the price tag of California’s brutal winter storms at $569 million, Gov. Jerry Brown asked President Trump […] for a fourth federal disaster […]

Ventura County General Plan Update: Transportation and Infrastructure

Ventura County General Plan Update: Transportation and Infrastructure

By Sheryl Hamlin The county has embarked on a multi-year, multi-million dollar update to its General Plan Update (GPU) for the unincorporated areas. The website for commenting and status is vc2040.org. Citizens can also sign up here for announcements. Previous articles about this process were here: Notice/Overview History and Initial Configuration of Report Refinements to […]

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