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Santa Paula Council: Special Study Session Wastewater Plant

Santa Paula Council: Special Study Session Wastewater Plant

By Sheryl Hamlin History Initially, the city was faced with fines for distributing waste into the river, hence the “new” plant was designed. But after the plant was launched in 2010, the chlorides in the surrounding well water increased with deleterious effect on local agriculture. Having tried a home water softener buyback program, the city’s […]

Santa Paula: Harvest at Limoneira Ground Breaking

Santa Paula: Harvest at Limoneira Ground Breaking

By Sheryl Hamlin According to Limoneira CEO Harold Edwards, it was during a meeting last century with Santa Paula City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz, that the subject of expanding the city east via the historic Teague-McKevett Ranch was germinated. And today, November 8, 2017, nearly two decades after first appearing in the Los Angeles Times, the […]

Museum of Ventura County Upcoming Events

Museum of Ventura County Upcoming Events

  The Museum of Ventura County | Events Calendar Meet Featured Artist Hiroko Yoshimoto at ArtWalk Ventura | Free Admission WHEN: Saturday, October 7, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. and Sunday, October 8, noon–5 p.m. WHERE: The Museum of Ventura County, 100 East Main Street, Ventura The Museum will be participating in one of Ventura’s signature events: the […]

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Approves New Commercial Drilling Business

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Approves New Commercial Drilling Business

By Sheryl Hamlin Item 8A. 2016-CDP-05 Ventura Directional Drilling has chosen Santa Paula for a new location at 17902 East Telegraph Road, a parcel that was annexed into Santa Paula in 2013 with the East Gateway annexation. At that time, the zoning was changed to Highway Commercial. From the East Area Two documents, the .93 […]

Limoneira Plans Six-Lane Railroad Grade Crossing at Hallock Road

Limoneira Plans Six-Lane Railroad Grade Crossing at Hallock Road

By Sheryl Hamlin Item 9 F on the January 17, 2017 Santa Paula City Council was notable not for what was described in the staff report or said at the meeting, but for what was not said in any city staff document or by any elected official of the city. Ostensibly this item was for […]

Santa Paula: East Area 1 Progress, Status and Questions

Santa Paula: East Area 1 Progress, Status and Questions

By Sheryl Hamlin The East Area 1 Project (now called “Harvest”) was back on the agenda of the Santa Paula City Council for the November 21, 2016 meeting. Note that there have been two reports on this project in the last month. Both of these reports are related to the recent November 21, 2016 council […]

Limoneira/Lewis Denied 401 Certification for the East Area 1 Project

Limoneira/Lewis Denied 401 Certification for the East Area 1 Project

By Sheryl Hamlin The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board notified the Limoneira/Lewis company that their application for a Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the East Area 1 Specific Plan has been denied without prejudice “because it is inadequate” in a letter dated November 1, 2016. The 401 Permit affects […]

Santa Paula: East Area 1 Progress Report and Planning Commission Un-Appointment

Santa Paula: East Area 1 Progress Report and Planning Commission Un-Appointment

By Sheryl Hamlin Mike Penrod of Parkstone Companies presented an update of the East Area 1 project. Click here for previous articles about this project. There was no presentation in the public packet, although Mr. Penrod spoke from one slide which was projected. The annotations have been added for this article. Mr. Penrod described the […]

Santa Paula Works to Achieve Sustainable Finances

Santa Paula Works to Achieve Sustainable Finances

By Sheryl Hamlin The most straightforward definition of ‘finance’ comes from an American standard, Miriam-Webster: the way in which money is used and handled. The addition of the word ‘sustainable’ with the word ‘finance’ means: the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level. Simply put: revenues minus expenditures should be greater than […]

Santa Paula Council: First East Area 1 Schedule and Mello-Roos Funding

Santa Paula Council: First East Area 1 Schedule and Mello-Roos Funding

By Sheryl Hamlin Limoneira was the major force in three items on the April 4, 2016 Santa Paula City Council meeting: The Mission Rock Energy Center, where they have agreed to provide recycled water, as previously reported here. The East Area 1 (EA1) Schedule (Item 10A starting at 00:22:58 on the video) The Mello-Roos Implementation […]

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